Sunday, April 21, 2024

Amna Asghar

Amna Asghar  (b. 1984, Detroit, MI) appropriates, layers, and remixes imagery from personal archives, popular culture, and art history, allowing the interactions to conjure hybrids and reflect the complexities of the location of identity. Asghar lives and works in Detroit.

Her first institutional solo show, Well Wishes, curated by Jova Lynne, opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in 2021. In addition to two previous shows at Klaus von Nichtssagend, Asghar has had solo as well as group shows with Belle Isle Viewing Room, Detroit. Her work was a part of a series of group exhibitions curated by Sally Howell, Osman Khan, and Razi Jafri titled Halal Metropolis across metro Detroit and two exhibitions curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, Parallels and Peripheries: Migration and Mobility, and On The Road II at VisArts, Rockville, MD and at Oolite Arts in Miami, FL respectively. Asghar received her BFA at Michigan State University and her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Amna Asghar Find A Home, 2022 acrylic on canvas 84 × 120 inches (213.36 × 304.80 cm)
Amna Asghar, A Meadow in the Clouds, 2022 acrylic on canvas 72 × 72 inches (182.88 × 182.88 cm)
Amna Asghar Well Wishes V, 2022 acrylic on canvas 60 × 48 inches (152.40 × 121.92 cm)
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