Zarina

Indian, 1937–2020

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Zarina

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Indian, 1937–2020

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786
Biography

Zarina Hashmi, who prefers to be called by just her first name, has a love for paper: “Paper is an organic material, almost like human skin,” she says. She uses the material to create prints, drawings, and even sculptures cast in paper pulps. Zarina received her degree in mathematics before continuing her studies as a printmaker in Bangkok, Tokyo, and Paris. To date, her various methods of printmaking have included intaglio, woodblock, lithography, and silkscreen. She works in series, creating several prints in order to articulate and explore the multiplicity of a concept. Her recurring themes include diaspora, nostalgia, memory, borders, and home; her subjects are those inspired by her own understanding of her surroundings and history. She also uses a combination of punctures, folds, cuts, and scratches to create textured surfaces.

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Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 1 more
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Collected by a major institution
Tate, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and 1 more
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Artforum, and 4 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Zarina Hashmi, who prefers to be called by just her first name, has a love for paper: “Paper is an organic material, almost like human skin,” she says. She uses the material to create prints, drawings, and even sculptures cast in paper pulps. Zarina received her degree in mathematics before continuing her studies as a printmaker in Bangkok, Tokyo, and Paris. To date, her various methods of printmaking have included intaglio, woodblock, lithography, and silkscreen. She works in series, creating several prints in order to articulate and explore the multiplicity of a concept. Her recurring themes include diaspora, nostalgia, memory, borders, and home; her subjects are those inspired by her own understanding of her surroundings and history. She also uses a combination of punctures, folds, cuts, and scratches to create textured surfaces.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
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