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Arshi Irshad Ahmadzai

Meet our INLAKS Artist in resident Arshi Irshad Ahmadzai A young artist of Afghan ancestry, living and working in Kabul, Arshi Irshad Ahmadzai’s works reflect the absence of female agency in patriarchal societies, in the contexts of history and religion. Her coarse sketches of women are
faceless, often surrounded by spools of Urdu. “The words are often stories that are closely related to the visuals. At other times, they lose their structure to make space for words that may not be coherent narratives, and in this way, speak of how the lives of women are thought of as devoid of meaning,” she explains. Arshi is current INLAKS awardee working on few projects in Afghanistan. Living and working in Kabul and New Delhi.