In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other, Plain Sight, Washington, D.C.
Here(s), Christopher Brodigan Gallery, Groton School, MA
wherever you are is called Here, VisArts, Rockville MD
Imbrications, Gallery 102 at Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Washington, D.C.
Small Identities, Common Ground Gallery, Rockville, MD (Solo exhibition)
Sobia Ahmad, wherever you are is called Here (non-flags/counter-flags/anti-flags), 2019, Screen print and weaving on rice bags, 14 x 25 inches each
Lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.
B.S. Behavioral and Community Health (Magna Cum Laude)
B.A. Studio Art Honors University of Maryland College Park
Sobia Ahmad has an interdisciplinary practice that maps how the personal and the political intersect. By weaving personal and communal narratives with current and historical socio-political contexts, she highlights the inseparability of the self and larger power structures. The work poses questions like: What confirms or dissipates our sense of belonging? What effects do policies have on our individual and collective psyches? And how can our deeply intimate struggles of belonging inform larger conversations about national identity, notions of home, cultural memory, and gender?
Born and raised in Pakistan, Sobia Ahmad moved to the United States at the age of fourteen. She earned her BA from the University of Maryland College Park. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in numerous private collections.