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RSA Residency: Aqsa Arif

RSA Residency: Aqsa Arif

Posted on: 23rd June 2022


We are pleased to announce that Aqsa Arif is the RSA Residencies for Scotland artist and she will be undertaking a residency here at Street Level Photoworks later this year.

Aqsa Arif is a Scottish-Pakistani artist who uses the interdisciplinary mediums of poetry, printmaking, photography and film to construct complex structures in which she explores the surreal nature of the female psyche. Exploring themes of displacement, migration and dis-association, she looks at the effects on the psychological world, using archetypes as a force of understanding and renewing the Self. 

Graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2019, she received a First-Class degree in Painting and Printmaking and now serves as founder and committee member of SaltSpace Co-operative and the Studio Manager for Alberta Whittle. Exhibitions include that sinking feeling, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (Sep 21 – Jan 22), Her Wild Reflections, Jupiter Artland (2021), RSA New Contemporaries 2020 and ‘Come Together’ at Tate Modern, London.

The RSA Residencies for Scotland is an artist-led scheme which provides valuable research and residency opportunities for artists. It forges important networks with centres of artistic excellence across Scotland, ranging from traditional residency venues to specialised production facilities.

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