MJMaryam Jafri

Maryam Jafri (b. 1972, Karachi, Pakistan, lives and works in Copenhagen and New York) is an artist working in video, performance and photography. Informed by a research-based interdisciplinary process, her artworks are often marked by a visual language poised between film and theatre and a series of narrative experiments oscillating between script and document, fragment and whole.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Gasworks, London, 2014; Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielfeld, 2013, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, 2012; Beyrouth, Le Caire, 2012; Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, 2012; CAAC, Seville, 2012. In 2015 she will present solo exhibitions at the Betonsalon, Paris, the Kunsthalle Basel, and will also participate in the Gothenburg Biennial.

Recent groups exhibitions include: The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes, CAG, Vancouver, 2014; Once Documentary, Camera Austria, Graz, 2014; Meeting Points 7, 21er Haus, Vienna, 2014; 2nd CAFAM Biennial: The Invisible Hand, CAFA Museum, Beijing, 2014; Fassbinder – Jetzt Film und Videokunst, Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt/Main, 2013; The Past is Present, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, 2013; When Attitudes Become Form Become Attitudes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, 2013; Manifesta 9, Genk, 2012; Shanghai and Taipei Biennials, 2012.