“Yes, the border is not on the land, it is drawn on ones heart. Unfortunately around the world there are many walls and barriers where families meet on opposite sides. Now that I have lived almost fifty years away from the place I called home, I have accepted the identity of an exile, and I feel closer to the community of people who live across barbed wires, barriers and checkpoints.”   


The artist discusses a life mapped through art and how themes of exile and loss are embedded in her work. 

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Paper Like Skin - Zarina Hashmi

Short 90 second video, where Zarina discuses how she has tried to challenge minimalist and cultural conventions with her stark, complex multimedia creations in metal, wood and paper. 

A Conversation with Zarina – Hammer Museum

"My work is very personal, I draw from what I lived through.  I am trying to tie my beginning with my end, but I don’t think I will have enough time.”  Zarina and curator Allegra Pesenti in a conversation in the galleries of Zarina: Paper Like Skin

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The Artist Project: Zarina Hashmi – Met Museum

"Once you are separated from language, it's a great loss."

The Artist Project is an online series by the Met in which artists respond to works of art in The Met’s encyclopedic collection

Zarina Hashmi: Paper Like Skin – Hammer Exhibitions

Zarina: Paper Like Skin is the first retrospective of Zarina, featuring approximately 60 works dating from 1961 till 2011.

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Zarina Hashmi – Invisible Gardens – Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon was the sixth in the Gallery's acclaimed Marathon series. This two-day event explored the concept of the garden.

“Zarina: Floating on the Dark Sea” by Sandhini Poddar (Part 1 of 5)

Sandhini looks at Zarina’s work from the early 60’s till 2015.  She has done a great job in explaining Zarina’s work, history, and context. 

Five Part Series:

Part 1      Part 2      Part 3     Part 4     Part 5