Nadia Waheed b. 1992
Nadia Waheed makes partially autobiographical large scale allegorical figurative paintings that explore female selfhood, choice, and cultural trauma. Through the female body and cultural iconography, Nadia Waheed’s paintings explore dichotomies present in her own life as well as those that affect the female experience, one that forces women to navigate through the unrealistic, and often contradictory, expectations from others. Originally from Pakistan, and now based in Austin, Texas, the artist has lived all over the world, with her artistic practice providing the space for her to claim agency and be her true self, shying away from judgment.
Group Show - The StorytellersLondon 26 May - 16 Jul 2022The art of storytelling runs deep in any society. Even before the written word, the oral tradition of telling tales and experiences to one’s community was a way to build...
Self- Identity In The Face Of The Global PandemicLondon 22 Apr - 12 May 2021Gallery 1957, London marks their third exhibition with a group show of new works by five artists: Joana Choumali (b.1974), Danielle De Jesus (b.1987), Shania McCoy (b.1993), Nabeeha Mohamed (b.1988)...
Nadia Waheed (b. 1992) was born to Pakistani parents in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, but has lived in multiple countries — France, Egypt, Pakistan – before her family settled down in Austin in 2005. The intricacies in her work reflect her own global exposure; the women in her paintings wear elaborate braids reminiscent of a rhythmic flow of life and maturity of thought. Her paintings are typically large scale allegorical figurative paintings that are partially autobiographical and explore female selfhood, vulnerability, and cultural trauma.