Madiha Aijaz was born in Pakistan and received BFA from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan and MFA at Parsons. She was awarded Fulbright scholarship in 2007. Since 2002 she has worked with various media houses, art galleries and advertising agencies as a photographer and designer.
Her work questions the idea of affiliation and allegiance and introspects her relationship with Pakistan as the country finds itself at loggerheads with its identity. It is also a reference to her personal identity in the context of hazier national identity. Using animation as her medium, she wryly inspects the changing political landscape and how it is opaque and transparent at the same time due to the complexities of the war being fought around its borders. The narrative borrows heavily from the symbols and metaphors of the popular Pakistani films and vehicle art.
I make people behind me run sequentially on the monitors,
So that you can track their order of disappearance,
So that you can count all the deaths and rebirths in equal numbers.
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