Afrah Shafiq

Afrah Shafiq’s (b.1989 is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Goa, India) work emerges from long-term engagements with archives - both institutional and informal; stories and other fugitive material across the internet. Through a diversity of research modes and devices, her work also learns from practices of reading, organizing, plotting, and classifying. Shafiq is interested in the rupturing of existing narratives, ‘searching’ for the invisible, and creating subversive, speculative new ways of looking at the familiar. Within these she challenges set narratives with new readings and interpretations. Her work takes hybrid forms that bring together text, sound, animation, code, and sculpture to create interactive, sometimes simulated atmospheres to experience and unlearn. Her work often seeks ways to retain the tactile within the digital and poetry within technology.