Critical Conversation - Rehana Zaman and Gill Park

Join us for this research seminar where Gill Park, PhD student in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, will be in conversation with artist Rehana Zaman.

Rehana Zaman works with moving image and performance. Her work considers the interplay of multiple social dynamics that constitute subjects along particular socio-political formations. These narrative-based pieces, often deadpan and neurotic, are frequently generated through conversation and collaboration with others and focus on the relationship between subjective experience and social life. Zaman’s recent work Tell me the story Of all these things (2016) is an accumulation of several narrative threads drawing together intimate conversations between the artist and her two sisters, ominous animated visions of a metamorphosing body, e-learning training on Prevent, and staged, performed gestures.

Gill and Rehana will discuss questions of race, gender and representation in relation to Rehana’s work. They will also discuss their forthcoming project Bad Practice: A Centre for Collective Action, co-organised with Amy Charlesworth and Louise Shelly, which opens on 23 March at Gallery II, Bradford. This project came about, in part, as a result of a research grant awarded to Rehana and Gill by The Exchange, which facilitates research between artists and Early Career Researchers.

Rehana Zaman (b 1982, Heckmondwike UK), lives and works in London. She holds a BA and MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London. She was awarded a British Council research grant with Museo de Art Carrillo Gil, Mexico City in 2015 and a Gasworks International Fellowship to Beirut in 2013. Zaman was a LUX Associate Artist in 2012/2013. She is a lecturer on the BA Fine Art programme at Goldsmiths, University of London.

The venue is Room 2.09 in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University Road, University of Leeds. See here for a campus map.
It is free to attend and all are welcome.

This event is organised by School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies as part of the spring research seminar series.

Image: Rehana Zaman, 2016.