Through performance, video, painting and textile, I inform Self Conceptualized identities, notions of self and experience within the visual tradition. My research-based installations examines the relentless way of sharing that interrogates the interplay of physical and meta- physical relationships. Personal identity is a fitting focal point for me as an artist. I speak up my own voice, which once was rendered mute, the voice of the humanity, of the women, the undocumented, the unaddressed victim, the fragmented identities, responding to the cultural legacies in contemporary art discourse. My intricate hand driven knots are utilized for discovering the voice of humanity inflicted from the times and being trapped in the relentless cycle of violence. 


Born in Kashmir and currently  living  in London.


2016-2019: The Royal College of Arts, London 

MA-Painting.


2013-2015: Visva-Bharati University Santiniketan, West Bengal, India

 MFA, Visual Art (Painting) 


2009-2013: Institute of Music & Fine Arts, University of Jammu, India

 BFA, Fine Art Painting/Art History


Solo Projects

2017 The Knotting Project,(dimensions variable) Sackler building, The Royal College of Art, London

2015 The Journey of Hope-II, (60x15x15) Kala-Bhavan, Santiniketan west Bengal India


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 Celebrating Creation (in collaboration with JKAACL) Kala Kendra, Jammu India 

2010 Silent Cry, (in collaboration with CCRT, Ministry of Culture) in valley school, Bengaluru, India

2009 Me and my Surroundings, (in collaboration with CCRT, MOC) at NITTR, Bhopal, India

2008 Portraits (in collaboration with CCRT,MOC) at SAII Shillong, Meghalaya, India

2008 IZHAR, the expressions, (in collaboration with JKAACL) Kala Kendra, J&K, India

2006 Bridge of Dreams, Sansar Chand Gallery, kala Kendre, J&K India 


Awards/Grants 

2018-19 CWIT Long term Award for Study Abroad by British Council India Trust.

2017 Pride Of Paradise, Top 12 Achievers Award by JK Bank India.

2016 -17 Art grant for Study Abroad (UMEED-NGO) Kashmir, India

2015-16 Young Artists of India, National scholarship Scheme by HRD ministry of Culture, India

2013 Acrylic, winner of Annual Contest, Kokuyo Camlin Art Foundation India

2008 Annual Painting Art Award, JKAACL, India 

2007 Annual Painting Art Award, JKAACL, India

2007 National Art Award, Red Cross Society, India

2006 Budding Artist Award, JKAACL, India

2004 Talent Search Scholarship Scheme, National Award (CCRT) MOC, India 


Selected Group Exhibitions 

2017 Whip, Show at Dyson Art Gallery Royal College of Art, London

2015 Finale, at Russian Centre of Science & Culture, by ICCR, Kolkatta 

2014 MELANGE, Group show at Birla Academy of Art, kolkatta, India

2013 National Exhibition of Art, Lalit kala Academy, Nagpur, India

2013 Contemporary Indian Women Artist, Chandigarh, India

2010 Unity In Diversity, valley school, Bengaluru

2007 Cultural Exchange, sarvodhya vidhayala, Red Cross Society, India


Residencies/Workshops


Pepper-House Residency in Kochi by Kochi-Muziris Biennale-2018

Across RCA- Global cultural community research workshop collaborated with Royal college of Art London -2017

Inter-weaving cultures, International Textile workshop between Norway-India in Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, India – 2014

Painting Workshop for young Artists at SSVAD, Shantiniketan west Bengal - DEC 2014

Young Artists Camp, organized by JKAACL at kala kendre J&K, India -2012 

Unity in Diversity, National Workshop of Art & Culture, CCRT, MOC in Bengaluru, India Dec 2010

Unity in Diversity, National Workshop of Art & Culture, CCRT, MOC in NITTR  Bhopal, IndiaDec 2009

Unity in Diversity, National Workshop of Art & Culture, CCRT, MOC in SAII Shillong, Meghalaya, India- Dec 2008

Unity, National workshop of Art & Culture, Indian Red Cross Society, New Delhi – 2007