Sa’dia Rehman (b. Queens, NY) explores how contemporary and historical images communicate, consolidate and contest ideas about race, empire and labor. Through techniques such as wall drawing, cut outs and assemblage, Rehman pulls apart and puts together images from family photographs, historical records, and mass media to interrogate their resonances.
Sa’dia Rehman has exhibited work at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Queens Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, The Kitchen, Kentler International Drawing Space, Ctrl+Shft, ABCnoRio, Five Myles Gallery, Center for Book Arts, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and Pakistan National Council of the Arts. She was a recipient of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Grant and Meredith Morabito and Henrietta Mantooth Fellowship. She has been awarded residencies at Abrons Art Center, Asian American Arts Alliance, Edward Albee Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, NARS Foundation, ASI/LMCC & Creative Capital and AIM Bronx Museum. Her work has been featured in the NYTimes, Harper's, Art Papers and ColorLines.She holds an MFA from The Ohio State University and MA from The City College, CUNY.
Image credit: Amna A. Akbar