Don’t Scream(53728)

Amber Hammad [53727]

Born in 1981 in Pakistan, where she studied, practiced and taught art before moving to Sydney, Australia. Currently she is an MFA candidate and an RTP scholarship recipient at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Her works have been exhibited extensively around the world, including the Museo Poldi Pezzoli and the Diocesan Museum in Milan, Italy; Apexart in New York; the Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon and JKK, Jaipur, in India; M16 Artspace, Canberra; and various art fairs and galleries across South Asia. In addition to making art, she is interested in research and presented a paper at the 22nd Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, in Sydney.
She is a multi-disciplinary artist, who works around the notions of appropriation, attire, the Muslim female body, and self-portraiture. Viewing these through a feminist lens, she examines and celebrates gender roles and socio- cultural practices of dressing up in her work.
Selected exhibitions
2019 Ellipsis. Between Word and Image, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, India
2018 Contemporary Artists from Pakistan, Diocesan Museum, Milan, Italy 
2018 East Meets West, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, Italy
2017 Promises to Keep, Apexart, New York
2016 M16 Drawing Prize, M16 Artspace, Canberra