Zoya Siddiqui (b.1990) is a visual artist based between Lahore and Vancouver, working primarily in video, performance, installation and photography. She has been part of residencies at the Vasl Artists’ Collective Karachi, Delfina Foundation London, Theertha Performance Platform in Colombo, In- Situ UK, and is an alumnus of the Triangle Arts Association. Siddiqui has shown her works internationally on platforms such as the Dhaka Art Summit and Lahore Literary Festival, and in cities such as New York, New Delhi, Philadelphia, Lahore, Karachi and Brierfield. Her recent exhibitions include ‘The Edge’ at Bikaner House, New Delhi and ‘Parentheses’ at David Nolan in New York.
Through varying routes, Siddiqui’s practice seeks to understand the tensions between nearness-farness, insider-outsider, strangerhood-intimacy or public-private. A common denominator between all works is performance; anchored in her voice, shown explicitly through her body, implied in the curation of events etc. She has a sustained interest in the implied eye of the technology used to film or photograph.