Hajra Waheed’s (1980) multidisciplinary practice ranges from painting and drawing to video, sound, sculpture, and installation. Amongst other issues, she explores the nexus between security, surveillance, and the covert networks of power that structure lives within, while also addressing the traumas and alienation of displaced subjects affected by legacies of colonial and state violence. Exhibitions include: Sharjah Biennial 15, 2023; CCA Berlin, 2023; CAM St. Louis, Missouri, 2023; State of Concept, Athens, 2023; MARTa Herford Museum, 2023; PHI Foundation, Montreal, 2021; Portikus, Frankfurt, 2020; Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2020; Lahore Biennial 02, 2020; British Museum, London, 2019; The Power Plant, Toronto, 2019; 57th Venice Biennale, 2017; and 11th Gwangju Biennale, 2016. Waheed lives in Montreal.
As of June 2023