Virtual Studio Visit: Mona Kamal

Goddess Series, 2020/2021

March 17, 2022
7-8 pm ET
Online (Zoom)

Join us for a virtual studio visit with artist Mona Kamal. Mona will share current projects and discuss her inspirations and working methods in a conversation with attendees.

Mona is a multimedia installation and video artist who creates multimedia narratives about migration, journeys, and identities. Through questioning religion, conflict, and borders, she creates stories that directly confront her personal experiences and also the lives of people living in the many cultures that she lays claim to.

Mona Saeed Kamal has an artist career that spans twenty years. She has exhibited both internationally and nationally, with recent solo exhibitions at Wave Hill in the Bronx and at GridSpace in Brooklyn, NY. In 2015, she had a solo exhibition at VM Art Gallery in Karachi, Pakistan. She also has exhibited in New Delhi, India at Gallery Espace and has exhibited extensively in Canada and the United States, including the Art Gallery of Calgary and the Harbourfront Centre and YYZ Artists’ Outlet in Toronto. In New York she has exhibited at Smack Mellon, Queens Museum, Exit Art, and Rush Arts. Mona has held residencies at the Banff Centre in Canada and the Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi, and she was a media arts fellow at Bric Media Arts in 2015. She has received grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, PSC CUNY Grants for Adjuncts, the Ontario and Toronto Arts Councils, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Her work has been reviewed in the News International (Pakistan), Hyperallergic, and the New York Times. Mona received her BFA from NSCAD in Halifax, Nova Scotia and her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

This program is part of a series of virtual studio visits through the month of March. We will take an inside peek into the artists’ studios and hear the artists talk about their current work. The featured artists work in a variety of media, from printmaking to sculpture, and each virtual studio visit will bring forth new insights on the artistic practices of three very different artists who have been a part of SAWCC over its 25-year history.

March 10, 7-8pm: Madhvi Subrahmanian
March 17, 7-8pm: Mona Kamal
March 24, 7-8pm: Sa’dia Rehman

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.