Was honoured to be a part of a revolutionary exhibition curated by Burnt Roti. A big up to being British Asian and our various experiences through art, literature and spoken word.
During this time I was featured in Refinery 29, interviewed on BBC Asian Network and my artwork was reposted by MIA.
My BollyHood pieces focus in on empowering female music artists and their lyrics.
Solo Show x Chit Chaat Chai
First solo show showcasing my BollyHood Series at Chit Chaat Chai where I was artist in residence for three months. The opening night featured an artist Q&A hosted by Amrit Matharu.
Photos: Kirin Sall
Melissa x Born N Bread Sleepover
Showcased artwork with collective Born N Bread's collaboration with Melissa Shoes. An installation exhibition exploring femininity, empowerment and creativity through their Fly Girl collection.
I exhibited my BollyHood Queens Series alongside a video installation of music videos from iconic female hip hop artists including MIA, Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah. I also exhibited typography artwork pieces from my brand Paradise Girl.
140 BPM Converse HQ
Group exhibition supported by Converse, celebrating Grime through art. A great moment when Nadia Rose came through!
Memories Through Cinema
Movies, Memories, Magic – Memories Through Cinema documentary and exhibition as part of this years UK Asian Film Festival. ’Movies, Memories, Magic celebrates the hybrid cinematic and cultural heritage sculpted by London’s South Asian communities across time and space. Cinema has served as a vital bridge between cultures and countries, for South Asians in Britain. This documentary is the culmination of a year-long Heritage-Lottery-funded South Asian heritage project – Memories Through Cinema, led by the UK Asian Film Festival in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London. Harmonising with the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 and the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, this cinematic journey uncovers a treasure trove of memories, capturing multiple South Asian voices that have enriched the cultural symphony of this grand global cosmopolis. The film paints a vibrant picture of how iconic South Asian films screened in renowned cinema halls, from the winding alleyways of Brick Lane to the bustling streets of Southall, galvanised cultural conversations and shaped trends in music, food, art, fashion and politics.’