Domestic Elevation, 2017
Welded wire mesh, non-woven polypropylene, geotextile and foam on plywood
Seema Nusrat lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan.
Nusrat’s work transpires from the energy found in the urban metropolis of Karachi. The artist’s sculptures, drawings and collages indicate her capacity to understand unusual materials, which are incorporated in her body of work. Exhibited at LB01, Domestic Elevation is a continuing investigation into the changing face of the city–through measures of policing, securitization and urban regulation–manifested in the barricades and barriers that have come to form a kind of architecture of Karachi, this ongoing series of proposals attempts to formulate an integrated architecture of the city through new possible configurations of urban dwelling and structural formations.
Nusrat obtained a BFA from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in 2002, she went on to pursue a Masters in Fine and Media Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, Canada. Nusrat has taught at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi since 2010.
Comissioned by Lahore Biennale Foundation