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Drawing from childhood memories, everyday surroundings, and intimate encounters, interior objects, abstract landscapes, and faceless portraits are recurring themes in his two-dimensional work. In moving image and durational projects, Qureshi situates artistic concerns from the personal into more expansive conversations on critical histories, visual culture, and social justice. His films take a camp performance-based approach to portray scenes, symbols, and non-linear narratives that extend his visual language, questions on identity, and queer genealogies outside the Western canon.

Working with long-term collaborators, Qureshi’s curating, cultural programming, pedagogy, and writings further articulate his inquiries in feminist, LGBTIQ2S+, decolonial, anti-racist, and migratory discourses. Centering Black and People of Color perspectives, he engages collective modes of creative thinking, organization, and production. Through his ongoing doctoral project, Mythological Migrations: Imagining Queer Muslim Utopias, he examines formations of queer identity and resistance in Muslim migratory contexts.

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  • Lockdown Lovers, Qureshi, A., Qureshi, F. 10 May 2022
  • OPEN ENCOUNTERS, Qureshi, A. 10 Mar 2022
  • Critical Artistic Research and Arts Practices as Forms of (Radical) Care, Godin, M., Kallio-Tavin, M., Qureshi, A. Dec 2021, In: Research in Arts and Education
  • Touching/Transforming: Notes Towards Collective Critical Artistic Research Practices and Processes, Bäckman, F., Close, R., Godin, M., Kallio-Tavin, M., Mehta, A., Qureshi, A., Sadatizarrini, S. 31 Dec 2021, In: Research in Arts and Education
  • On Digital Decolonization: A Conversation with Morehshin Allahyari, Qureshi, A. 2020
  • The Bag of Passports: on Mobility, National Identity, and Migration, Qureshi, A. Dec 2019, In: Research in Arts and Education
  • Darkrooms: retracing childhood memories, Qureshi, A. 21 Jun 2018
  • Queer Migrations: A Case of an LGBT Café / Queers Without Borders, Qureshi, A. 2018, Feminism and Queer in Art Education, Finland, Aalto University

Fine Art MA September 01 2010

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