Artist Talk: Shaheer Zazai

Artist Talk and Workshop

Artist Talk: Shaheer Zazai

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2 pm
Price: $20 Regular, $18 Friends, $15 Students
Tickets include Museum admission.

Join an insightful conversation with contemporary artist Shaheer Zazai and Special Projects Curator Marianne Fenton as they explore Zazai's art practice. They will discuss his use of Microsoft Word as a creative tool, the inspiration behind his work in Afghanistan My Love, and how his Afghan-Canadian identity has contributed to his worldview and, in turn, influenced his series of works in the exhibition. 


Following the talk, continue the conversation while you weave your own colourful mini carpet inspired by the textiles in the exhibition at an engaging workshop.


About Shaheer Zazai


Drawing inspiration from gardens and traditional Afghan carpets, Shaheer Zazai is an Afghan-Canadian multidisciplinary artist with a focus on exploring and investigating the development of cultural identity. Intrigued by the creative power that exists within limitations and parameters, Zazai’s intricate designs are conceptualized in Microsoft Word and woven in Kabul by a group of local women weavers.


About Marianne Fenton


An artist and art history scholar, Marianne Fenton joined the Aga Khan Museum in 2017. She completed her Masters in Fine Arts at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and holds an MA in Contemporary Art History from OCAD University, Toronto.


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