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Uzair Amjad

Uzair Amjad (b.1989, in Sahiwal, Pakistan) is a Visual Artist and Narrative Designer based in Helsinki. He is pursuing an MA with a major in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art at Aalto University. He works with various techniques of storytelling to make visible the connections between culturally induced logics and beliefs and how they demarcate human experience and agency. In his practice, he examines storytelling itself as an apparatus with the potential to either cement or challenge cultural hegemonies. Originally trained as a painter, his work is greatly inspired by multiple Eastern and Western storytelling traditions that he interacted with over the course of his mobility, living in 10 different cities and changing between 25 houses.