Born in Aligarh, India, in 1937, Zarina Hashmi’s (most commenly called Zarina) sensitive universe and education developed within her family environment in Aligarh, where she resided until she married an Indian officer of international diplomacy in 1958. This resulted in a life where Zarina often relocated, moving between cities, countries and continents (Bangkok, New Delhi, Paris, Bonn, Tokyo, Los Angeles and New York where she now resides since 1976).
Her large corpus of wood-block prints, her wall installations and her paper cast sculptures show her profound influence these moves have had on her work. Engraver and sculptor, Zarina creates an engraved and architectural cartography on wood which seems entirely dedicated to the search for this lost place to which she draws the map, alternating between global and local, physical or mental spaces, always with the resounding undulation of this Urdu word translated in her language.
Collage, lithography / engraving, sculpture
Indian artist born in 1937 in Aligarh, India.
- New York, United States
- Déplacement, empreinte, frontières, paysage, religion