MEET THE ARTIST: MALIHA ABIDI
Maliha Abidi is a Pakistani-American multidisciplinary artist and author living between London and Los Angeles. Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, she migrated to California, United States at the age of 14. Her art focuses on advocating for social justice including women’s rights, girls’ education and mental health. Using bright and bold colours, Maliha hopes to get people interested in complex issues that impact our societies. “Come for the art, stay for the cause.” – Maliha Abidi.
‘Shifting Shadows: A New Horizon’ is the first showing of this new installation from acclaimed artist Maliha Abidi and is shown at Frameless as part of an immersive display of some of her best-known works. Projected floor to ceiling across three screens the specially sound-scaped work takes its viewers on a boundary-breaking journey. The meticulously crafted animated masterpiece challenges prevailing norms for women in public realms, centered on realities observed from across Pakistan, South Asia and beyond.