Omer Wasim is a multidisciplinary artist and art writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. He received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture with a concentration in Video and Film Arts and an MA in Critical Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He teaches at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and serves on the Editorial Board of Hybrid. His practice is anchored around the subversive potential of queerness, which he applies to urban and developmental milieus and nature. His collaborative practice with Saira Sheikh aims to reconfigure, re-articulate, and disrupt existing and complacent modes of artistic engagement and production. His collaborative works have exhibited at the Dhaka Art Summit (2018); Rossi & Rossi, London (2018); Gandhara-Art Space, Karachi (2018); Aicon Gallery, New York City (2018); Karachi Biennale (2017); Cairo Video Festival (2017); and CICA Museum, Gimpo (2016).
Artwork: Omer Wasim, Detail from Component No. 14 (from As the Light Turns), 2019. Worn shirts stitched on canvas (stretched on wood), charcoal and thread on canvas, knitting thread and matchsticks, archival inkjet print in wooden frame with glass, and metal treated with salt water and sealed with lacquer.