Sadia Fakih’s colourful and intricately detailed collage-drawings explore cultural hybridity, displacement, intersectionality, and the Surreal. Semi-autobiographical, her pieces delve into the idea of an alter-ego and of personal mythology building, expressing her place (or displacement) as a south-asian feminine in the West. She explores the transitional spaces that erupt when imposing identities collide.
Fakih’s parents immigrated to Canada from Karachi, Pakistan in the mid 1970s. She was born in Nova Scotia and grew up in Ontario. She went on to complete her BFA at the Alberta University of the Arts in 2017 and her MFA in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2019. Upon the completion of her MFA she was selected for the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for Exceptional Artistic Achievement. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Tiger Strikes Asteroid (New York), the School of Visual Arts Flat Iron Gallery and Nuit Blanche (Toronto). She recently was an Artist-in-Residence (2D) at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. She has an active studio practice in Calgary, Canada.