Nadia Waheed, BFA 2015 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is a Pakistani-American painter who makes partially autobiographical allegorical figurative paintings that explore selfhood, choice, and cultural trauma. Exhibition history includes shows with Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, BEERS London, Thierry Goldberg in New York, and Gallery 1957 in London. Upcoming exhibitions in 2021 include shows with Andrea Festa Fine Art in Rome, Lawrie Shabibi in Dubai, and Aicon Gallery in New York.
00:04:18 - Being aware of your youth 00:05:52 - Having numerous perspectives 00:09:40 - Nadia’s childhood 00:16:40 - Cultural nuances 00:23:07 - The core language approach and inner generational trauma 00:27:54 - The influence of mentorship 00:31:12 - Politics within the art world 00:37:46 - Telling someone who you are, through your actions 00:39:30 - Dating and relationships 00:46:39 - The loss of community and connectivity 00:53:01 - Intentionality and being vulnerable 01:00:45 - Being comfortable with who you are 01:08:33 - Engaging with emotions and understanding the context 01:20:16 - Nadia’s hesitance towards talking about her work 01:27:54 - “The curse of the expert” 01:34:23 - Commitment 01:42:45 - Wrap up www.artistdecoded.com
Mitch Horowitz is a historian of alternative spirituality and one of today’s most literate voices of esoterica, mysticism, and the occult.
Mitch is a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library, lecturer-in-residence at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles, and the PEN...
Skygolpe interviewed by Jesse Draxler
The essential figures that emerge from Skygolpe’s research have an openly disruptive immediacy and impact. His work represents the artist’s tension towards the definition of a clear idea and a path outlined towards direct introspection. Skygolpe explores the...