Hajra Waheed’s work seeks to address personal, national and cultural identity formation in relation to political history, popular imagination and the broad impact of colonial power within a global context. Her mixed media practice consists of on-going bodies of work that continue to amass a growing personal archive- one in response to all those seemingly lost amongst rapid regional development and/or political strife. Over the last decade, Waheed has participated in exhibitions worldwide, most recently including: The Cyphers, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2016); Still Against the Sky, KW Berlin, DE (2015); L’avenir, La Biennale de Montréal, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, QC (2014); Sea Change, Experimenter, Kolkata (2013); (In) the First Circle, Antoni Tapies Foundation, Barcelona and Lines of Control, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, NY (2012).

Recipient of the prestigious 2014 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for outstanding achievement as a Canadian mid-career visual artist, Hajra Waheed’s works can be found in a number of permanent collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The British Museum, London; The Burger Collection, Zurich/Hong Kong and The Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi.

Hajra Waheed. Courtesy of Nick Brancaccio and Windsor Star files
Hajra Waheed
Calgary, 1980
Canada

Past Exhibitions

Klappe Eins, Affe Tot…

Kunstsaele
17/12/2016 — 04/02/2017

Come Invest in Us. You’ ll Strike Gold

HilgerBROTKunsthalle
10/09/2012 — 03/11/2012

Solo Shows

2016


The Cyphers, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK


Sea Change – Chapter 1: Character 1, In the Rough, Mosaic Rooms, London, UK

2015


Still Against the Sky, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE


Asylum In the Sea, Fondarie Darling, Montreal, QC


Art Basel Hong Kong – Discoveries Section, Solo Booth, Hong Kong, PRC

2014


Character 1: In the Rough, Solo Booth, Art Dubai, UAE

2013


Minutes From A Second Story, Center A, Vancouver, BC


Field Notes and Other Backstories, Art Gallery of Windsor, ON


Sea Change, Experimenter, Kolkata, IN

2012


The Scrapbook Project, Green Cardamom, London, UK

Group Shows

2016


Sobey Art Award Exhibition – Shortlist, National Gallery of Canada, ON


The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?), 11th Gwangju Biennale, KR


The Missing One, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, BD

2015


Le Polygraphe, Les Territoires, Montreal, CA


Shadow Scenes, ColomboScope, Colombo, LK


La Biennale de Montréal, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, QC

2014


Lines of Control, The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, NC


Art Dubai Commissioned Projects: Art Dubai: 8th Edition, Dubai, UAE


Equations of Sight-Similarity, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY


Focus Section, Frieze London, UK


The Missing or: One thing next to another, Kunstsaele Berlin, Berlin, DE


Collages: Gesture and Fragments, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, QC

2013


Graveyard of Defiance, Features Section: Art Basel, CH


Art Dubai: 7th Edition, Dubai, UAE


India Art Fair: 5th Edition, Delhi, IN

2012


A Permanent Record For Future Investigation, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE


ArtasFoundation: A Tone of Art, HD Centre For Humanitaria Dialogue, Geneva, CH


Come Invest In Us. You’ll Strike Gold, Brot Kunsthalle, Vienna, AU


Lines of Control, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY


India Art Fair: 4th Edition, New Delhi, IN


(In) The First Circle, Antoni Tàpies Foundation, Barcelona, ES

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Calgary Country of birth: Canada Date of birth: 1980 Lives in: Montréal, Canada
W: Hajra Waheed M: info@hajrawaheed.com