Shad Fatima

Artist bio

Shad Fatima is an Ahmedabad-based artist with a distinctive style of work. The figures she works with often seem destitute, helpless rebels of their cause, unable to fight their opposition. Their androgynous forms is an acknowledgement to the non-binary world we live in. Growing up, Shad learnt to find ways to express herself through her canvases, primarily as an outlet for her voice that felt stifled in the real world. In her worst moments  of anger and frustration or simply escapism, she turned to paint, creating characters that  had a personality and a world of their own. Shad’s work speaks to the countless women  who do not have a voice in society. While the fight for equality continues, she believes that  it has a long way to go. Her portraits are dressed beautifully but their eyes are dead and  their faces stoic.

Shad was selected for the 7th Beijing International Art Biennale China in 2017 and has  received awards such as SH Raza Award in Painting and Avishkar Van Gogh Award  Kolkatta. Her work has been showcased at Creatives Rising digital exhibition in New York,  Kanoria Center for Arts Ahmedabad, Lalit Kala Academy and Art Society of India.


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