Hina Khan

Hina Khan

5 to 12 August 2020
Open studio Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 August

In a two week studio residency HIna will be both in conversation with collaborator Tomasz Madajzcak and exploring a personal response to the pandemic. The fear of the unknown is spreading globally due to the pandemic. The people are forced to live with minimum liberties, facing the fear of loneliness, hunger, illness and death. We plan our happiness whereas the sorrows are unplanned. COVID 19 has restricted us to plan our future, our happiness.

I have worked on the impact of COVID 19 in our community, changes in our daily routines, fear of being alone, fear of death away from your loved ones and fear of getting sickness from others. As an artist it is very disturbing for me and I have to indulge myself into work to overcome this fear. I have the perception that everyone is facing the same situation.

My installation is representing the current global situation and is a firm reaction against forced lockdown. As per my perception, Pandemic has changed the global situation. Trauma and uncertainty mould the ideas to rethink and reshape. This installation is depicting how Corona has impacted daily life while spreading throughout the whole planet earth.

To conclude this investigation Hina will invite other artists to respond to her work and their own experiences via email and open the studio for public visits on 11 & 12 August. Visits will be subject to government safety guidelines - masks will be mandatory.

Born in Pakistan in 1980 where she completed an MFA with majors in Miniature Painting and in 2015 she moved to Ireland. Hina uses a mixture of traditional and innovative techniques in Miniatures. I portray social issues, immigration, humanitarian crises like prostitution, gender discrimination, gender restrictions, trauma, child abuse & killing etc in my work. I have chosen Miniature because of its intricacy and delicacy of brush work which tends their unique identity. Most of my work is a mixture of traditional and contemporary miniature. My work is the constant search for the best way to interpret the ideas that expresses my own ideologies through symbolism.

She has exhibited widely in both Pakistan and Ireland including solo exhibitions at Ballina Art Centre, Mayo and Stradbally Art Centre. She has been awarded residencies with Fire Station Arts Centre, Create Ireland, Uillinn West Cork Art Centre and Cow House Studio. Most recently she is the recipient of two awards: CREATE/Arts Council R&D in collaboration with Tomasz Madajczak under the mentorship of Jesse Jones and Creative Ireland Award, Cork County Council collaborating with Film Maker David Bickley. 

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre's Artist Residency Programme is supported by the Arts Council and Cork County Council.


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