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April 5 - July 20

Spandita Malik

MESHES OF RESISTANCE

April 5 - July 20

Spandita Malik

MESHES OF RESISTANCE

Spandita Malik is a visual artist from India who is currently based in New York. Her work is concerned with the current global socio-political state of affairs with an emphasis on women’s rights and gendered violence. Malik specializes in process-based work in photography, recently with photographic surface embroideries and collaborations with women in India. Malik’s work in expanded documentary and social practice consciously emanates from the idea of decolonizing the eye and aesthetic surrounding documentary photography of India.

Malik’s exhibition at the Halsey Institute, Meshes of Resistance, features work from Malik’s ongoing Jāḷī series. In this work, Malik photographs women in India that she has connected with through self-help centers for domestic and gender-based violence. Malik prints these portraits, created in the womens’ homes and personal spaces, onto fabric specific to the region. The women then embroider their portraits in any way they choose, taking agency over their ultimate representation and creating an artistic collaboration with Malik.

Spandita Malik’s website is spanditamalik.com

Spandita Malik

MESHES OF RESISTANCE

April 5 - July 20
Patron Preview Reception
Halsey Institute galleries and Hill Exhibition Gallery
Friday, April 5, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Open to Postmodernist level members and above
Opening Reception
Halsey Institute galleries and Hill Exhibition Gallery
Friday, April 5, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Free for CofC community + members, $5 donation for not-yet members
Artist Talk with Spandita Malik
Halsey Institute galleries
Saturday, April 6, 2:00 PM
Curator Coffee Club
Halsey Institute galleries
Friday, April 26, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Open to all members
Embroidery Workshop
Halsey Institute galleries
Thursday, May 16, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
$65 participation fee for members. $75 for not-yet members. Space is limited. Email HalseyRSVP@cofc.edu to sign up.
Family Day!
Halsey Institute galleries and Hill Exhibition Gallery
Sunday, July 14, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Spandita Malik is a visual artist from India. Her work is concerned with the current global socio-political state of affairs with an emphasis on women’s rights and gendered violence. Malik specializes in process based work in photography, recently with photographic surface embroideries and collaborations with women in India. Malik’s work in expanded documentary and social-practice consciously emanates from the idea of decolonising the eye and aesthetic surrounding documentary photography of India.

Malik received her MFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design in 2019, where she was awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Photography Programmatic Scholarship and Graduate Travel Grant Award. She has been awarded The 30: New and Emerging Photographers Award (2022); En Foco Photography Fellowship (2021) and Firecracker Photographic Grant (2020). Malik was nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award (2020) and was a finalist for the Aperture Portfolio Prize (2021). She was chosen for The Silver Arts Projects Residency, NY (2021); The Center for Photography at Woodstock Artist in Residency Program, Woodstock, NY (2021); Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts (2021); Baxter St Workspace Residency in New York (2020); Feminist Incubator Residency by Project for Empty Spaces in New Jersey (2020). Malik’s work has been featured in Artsy, Art Spiel, Buzzfeed, Crafts Magazine, Musée Magazine, Harper’s Magazine and Elephant Magazine, she was named ‘Ones to Watch 2020’ by British Journal of Photography. Her work has been exhibited internationally in China, France, Germany, India, Italy, New York, New Zealand, Russia, UAE and UK. Malik is currently an AICAD Post Graduate Teaching Fellow at Kansas City Art Institute.

Spandita Malik’s website is spandita-malik.com

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GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday - Saturday, 11am – 4pm
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