Across her collaborative and individual practice, artist Yaminay Chaudhri, uses writing, digital media and engagement to process Karachi as a site of conflicting aspirations. Her current work seeks alternatives to these aspirations and a potential to exit capitalization in unexpected places.

Chaudhri has participated in numerous shows internationally, including Border Control: Traversing Horizons in Media Practice, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, US (2019); Who Gets to Talk About Whom?, AAN Gandhara Art Space, Karachi (2018); Rooms Are Never Finished, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah (2018) and AAN Gandhara Art Space, Karachi (2017); Karachi Biennale (2017); IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival, New Delhi (2017) and They Really Live the Real Reality, Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia, US (2015).

Chaudhri earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, Ithaca, US (2002) and a Master of Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Albany, US (2011). Born in 1979 in Karachi, she lives and works between Karachi and New York.

SAF participation:
March Meeting (2018)
Artistic Innovation and Collective Practice - Karachi in the 90's and Beyond (2019)

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