Zinnia Naqvi: Seaview

21 Jan - 22 Feb 2015
Student Gallery Ryerson Image Centre (33 Gould Street, Toronto)

In partnership with the RIC Student Gallery

For her experimental film Seaview (2014), Zinnia Naqvi travelled to her parents’ homeland of Karachi, Pakistan to compare childhood memories with lived experience. Combining home video and recent footage along with text, conversations, and testimonials that often contradict the imagery, Seaview reveals the complications of translating culture across time and seas. Naqvi confronts her personal struggle between the ideals of Western and Eastern societies, ultimately confounding any single understanding of Pakistani society.  

Artist Talk
3 February 2015, 3-5pm
Ryerson University
122 Bond St. (IMA 307)
free and open to the public

Zinnia Naqvi is an image based artist working out of Toronto. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) from Ryerson University’s, Image Arts: Photography Studies program. Zinnia is rooted in documentary practice and continues to seek inspiration through cultural observation. Her work addresses issues of globalism, trans-nationalism and identity. She is avidly working in the Toronto arts scene and has assisted with the production of various exhibitions over the past year. zinnianaqvi.com

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