Nida Bangash Artist Talk

June 1, 2024 at 3pm

Talley Dunn Gallery

Join us for an important artist talk by Nida Bangash on her exhibition I am a TreeThis captivating body of work invites viewers on a poignant journey through time, space, and traditions of storytelling. Conceived during the artist’s first pregnancy and completed when her first child was nine years old, this body of work follows Bangash’s explorations of identity and belonging unfolding over a decade-long odyssey. It is a tale of longing and a yearning to find one’s place within the fabric of existence.


About Nida Bangash

Interdisciplinary artist Nida Bangash was born in Iran, raised in Pakistan, and currently lives in North Texas. While she works in a variety of media, Bangash was formally trained in Persian and South Asian miniature painting. Utilizing intricate patterns and precise details, Bangash’s works weave in personal identity and experience to investigate the complexities of immigration, colonialism, culture, and race. Bangash earned an MA (Hons.) Visual Arts degree from the National College of Arts in Lahore and an MFA from Southern Methodist University. Additionally, Bangash received the Charles Wallace Arts Fellowship to study at the Princes School of Arts in London.

Bangash’s artwork has been shown in the Crow Collection of Asian Art Museum, Dallas; The Reading Room, Dallas; Kent Gallery, Florida State College Jacksonville; Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; Idea Store, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Belconnen Arts Center, Canberra, Australia; thejamjar, Dubai; Saeed Akhtar Studio, Lahore; Zahoor-ul Alkhlaaq Gallery, National College of Arts, Lahore; Drawing Room Gallery, Lahore; and Canvas Gallery, Karachi.




Nida Bangash, Prayer Rug III, 2019, Gouache, ink and graphite on 400lb Arches paper, 42h x 30w inches, Framed: 46 1/4h x 34 1/4w inches