residency: June 2013

Ayesha Omer (Pakistan)

Ayesha Omer 

is an artist and educator based in Karachi, Pakistan. Her work addresses issues of public formation, social marginalization and art activism. She trained in Arts Politics at the Tisch School of Art, New York University, after receiving training in Political Science. As an artist, she is currently working on: Public Skype (2011 present) is a technological art project about connecting publics in New York City and Karachi through the alternate modes of unmediated virtual interfaces. Wheres My Revolution? (2011 present) is a response to social movements and revolutions around the world and is designed facilitate art projects that build solidarity and support among activists and artists, translocally. Humanitarian Response Karachi (2013 present) is a cultural campaign to respond to Pakistans issues of religious intolerance, economic inequality, gender discrimination and environmental degradation. Her activism and learning continues in the classroom, where she collaborates with students on art projects and activates the educational space with conversations on Arts and Politcs.

  • 19/06/2013 
  • ReDirecting: East Conversation # 3
    • Ayesha Omer (Pakistan)
      • Explanation of symbiosis between art and civic resistance in relation with the recent political events and the non-violence movement in Pakistan.
Residency organized in frames of ReDirecting: East project and has been possible thanks to financial support of the City of Warsaw.