Hangama Amiri

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Hangama Amiri (b. 1989, Peshawar, Afghanistan) works predominantly in textile to create images that reflect on ideas of home. Using a painterly approach to colour and materials, Amiri reflects on how everyday objects are imbued with cultural memory. Amiri holds an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was a Canadian Fulbright and Post-Graduate Fellow at Yale University School of Art and Sciences, and has completed residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, Joya AiR Residency Program in Almería, Spain, World of CO Residency program in Sofia, Bulgaria, and at Long Road Projects in Jacksonville, Florida. Amiri won the 2011 Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteerism Award and the 2013 Portia White Protege Award. She has exhibited internationally at T293 Gallery, Rome; Laurie Swim Gallery, Lunenburg; the New Museum, New York; Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, Banff; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Paramo Gallery, Guadalajara; and Charles Moffett Gallery, New York; among others. Amiri lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

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Reminiscences, Union Pacific

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Reminiscences, 2022

Union Pacific, London, United Kingdom

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The Labyrinths of Love

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The Labyrinths of Love, 2021

Chiffon, muslin, cotton, polyester, silk, net mesh, colour pencil, and found fabric

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40" X 30"
101.6cm X 76.2cm

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What the Water Told Me

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What the Water Told Me, 2021

Chiffon, muslin, cotton, polyester, and silk

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62.5" X 48"
158.75cm X 121.92cm

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The Lovers II / Him and I

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The Lovers II / Him and I, 2021

Chiffon, muslin, cotton, polyester, silk, net mesh, velvet, suede, and found fabric

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57" X 66"
144.78cm X 167.64cm

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The Pillar of Time

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The Pillar of Time, 2021

Chiffon, muslin, cotton, polyester, silk, and suede

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53" X 72"
134.62cm X 182.88cm

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The Fallen Dream

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The Fallen Dream, 2021

Chiffon, muslin, cotton, polyester, and silk

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69.5" X 56"
176.53cm X 142.24cm

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The Lovers I / The Chanting Storks, 2021

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The Lovers I / The Chanting Storks, 2021

Chiffon muslin, cotton, polyester, silk, acrylic paint, suede, and found fabric

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69" X 78"
175.26cm X 198.12cm

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Self-portrait with the Croton Petra Plants

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Self-portrait with the Croton Petra Plants, 2021

Chiffon, muslin, cotton, polyester, silk, velvet, net mesh, colour pencil, and found fabric

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80" X 58"
203.2cm X 147.32cm

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Wounded Deer

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Wounded Deer, 2021

Chiffon, muslin, cotton, polyester, silk, suede, net mesh, and found fabric

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98" X 75"
248.92cm X 190.5cm

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Late by Myself

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Late by Myself, 2021

Chiffon, muslin, cotton, polyester, silk, suede, and colour pencil

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92" X 79"
233.68cm X 200.66cm

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The Wonders of the Night

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The Wonders of the Night, 2021

Chiffon, muslin, cotton, polyester, silk, net mesh, suede, velvet, and found fabric

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122" X 107"
309.88cm X 271.78cm

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Self-portrait with Tooti Parrot

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Self-portrait with Tooti Parrot, 2021

Chiffon, muslin, cotton, polyester, silk, net mesh, suede, colour pencil, velvet, and found fabric

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58.5" X 44.5"
148.59cm X 113.03cm