Mariam Ibraaz

Lahore, Pakistan

Mariam Ibraaz is a Pakistani artist born in 1984. Her art practice ranges from Photography, Video installation and Illustration and is significant for its staged narratives depicting psychological spaces and scenes that are familiar yet unfamiliar. Her current work consists of photographing dioramas that she constructs from available material. Scaling down vast scenes like mountains and skies shows the limitations of our knowledge and as a result our perceptions as a human. In her work ‘Slumbering in the Aftermath’ fallen trees swept by a flood show the act of surrender. In contrast a levitating boulder represents defiance towards expectations in ‘For the longest Time I Carried It On My Shoulders’. These psychological landscapes become metaphors for our conscious and subconscious minds, which shape subjective reality and truth at an individual level and in the context of our surroundings. Ibraaz completed her BFA and Masters in Art & Design from the Beaconhouse National University in 2007 and 2010 respectively. Internationally her work has been exhibited at Delhi, India for the group show “Resemble Reassemble” in2010, at the Devi Art Foundation, Sidharta Art Gallery in 2009, Khatmandu, Nepal among other shows. Her work is published in “The Eye Still Seeks”: Pakistani Contemporary Art, written by Salima Hashmi, Published by PenguinIndia.Between 2007 and 2011 she was a lecturer at the Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan.