Multidisciplinary Artist working in Photography, Performance, Video & other arts.
Born and raised in Pakistan, and currently working in Canada, Mariam Magsi is a Multidisciplinary Artist working in Photography, Performance, Video Art, Installation, and other arts. Using lens-based mediums, multimedia immersive installations, and sensory experiences, Magsi creates surrealistic works of art that are symbolic, political, and relevant to her identity as a diaspora artist. Magsi’s practice, amongst many issues, focuses on unpacking Islamic cultural and religious practices as influenced by the Indian subcontinent, intersectional feminism, migration, assimilation, and more.
Magsi has an MFA from OCAD University in Interdisciplinary Art, Media & Design and a BFA with Honours from University of Toronto in Studio Art & English Literature. Magsi’s works have been featured on Vice Canada, Toronto Star, CNN Arabia, Scene Arabia, She Does The City, and she has exhibited at renowned galleries and festivals, such as: Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Pen & Brush Foundation (NYC), Pride Photo Award (Amsterdam), and more.
Pride Photo Award
Pride Photo Award 2015
1st prize Singles