Asma Kazmi Promoted to Associate Professor

29 Sep, 2022

Asma Kazmi Promoted to Associate Professor

A huge congratulations to Asma Kazmi on her promotion to Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Art Practice and the Berkeley Center for New Media!

Kazmi is a research-based artist who combines virtual and material objects to explore simultaneity — a tug of more than one time and place. Her work involves long term engagement with cities, architecture, plants, animals, stones, and other matter to locate vestiges of relations forged by the legacies of colonialism and post-colonial contexts.

Combining visual and textual detritus from western and non-western historical manuscripts, photographs, archival material, fragments of locations, and mixing them with her own fabulations, Kazmi tells intertwining stories about Islam, Muslim culture, complex trade routes, global flows of people and commodities, labor, colonial and indigenous knowledge systems, and interspecies entanglements.

Kazmi was born in Quetta, a city in Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan. She works between the US, India, Pakistan, China, Europe, and the Middle East to create installations that are legible in various cultural contexts.

Asma Kazmi’s exhibitions include the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen, China and the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, among many others. Kazmi is the recipient of a host of grants including the Townsend Fellowship, the Hellman Fellow Fund award, and the Fulbright to India.

See more of her work, and find out more about her extensive awards and shows, here!