Performance By:
Sa’dia Rehman

Performance Time:
Dec 7, 2019, 6:30-7:30pm

Image Credit: Sa’dia Rehman

The story of the tracings of all the persons before us and after them

CTRL+SHFT Collective is pleased to present The story of the tracings of all the persons before us and after them, a performance by Sa’dia Rehman.

Actively ruminating the viral visuals of the xenophobia swirling around us—the Muslim ban, anti-immigration laws, anti-indigenous and anti-black racism— multidisciplinary artist, Sa’dia Rehman’s collects these images into a carefully paced performance titled The story of the tracings of all the persons before us and after them. The one-hour performance stems from the artist’s drawing practice using black and white materials directly on the wall. In her practice, Rehman obsessively pulls apart and puts together “images of consumption”— family photographs, mass media and art historical images. 


Sa’dia Rehman (b. Queens, NY) has shared her work nationally and internationally at venues such as Twelve Gates Gallery (2019), The Kitchen (2018), Aicon (2018), Alwan for the Arts (2018), Center for Book Arts (2015), Local Projects (2015), Los Angeles Sony Theater (2015), Taubman Museum (2013), Queens Museum (2012), Brooklyn Museum (2010) and Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Islamabad (2006), among others. She was a nominee of the 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, a recipient of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Grant (2018), Meredith Morabito and Henrietta Mantooth Fellowship (2018) and Ann Hamilton Travel Grant (2016). She has been awarded residencies at the NARS Foundation (2019), Edward Albee Foundation (2018), Byrdcliffe Woodstock (2018), Vermont Studio Center (2018), Rasquache Residency (2016), ASI/LMCC & Creative Capital (2011) and AIM Bronx Museum (2008). Her work has been featured in the NYTimes, Harper's, Art Papers and ColorLines. She received her MA from City College, CUNY (2006) and MFA from Ohio State University (2017). She will have upcoming exhibitions at the Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY (February 2020) and National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC (May 2020).

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