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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

TOAF will take place July 12 – 14, 2024.

Anam Feerasta

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Anam Feerasta is a Pakistani-Canadian artist based in Toronto. She works primarily with acrylic and oil paints on canvas and plexiglass. Anam explores oscillating feelings of fragmentation and alignment that are intimately tied to her identity and Pakistani upbringing - feelings that she believes are universal.

In this body of work, titled Embodied Fragmentation II, Anam seeks to capture in essence and in experience, the internal push and pull that is reclaiming identity through a feminist lens. The series depicts women’s vulnerable bodies in abstract worlds to create spaces for women on this journey to question self-knowledge, share their stories, and reclaim their identities. These floating bodies and the shadows they cast allude to fragmented identities, and to the multiplicity of an identity resulting from unresolved feelings of fragmentation. Anam’s practice is inspired by collage, pattern, mythology, spirituality, family, and childhood memories of home.

Anam recently graduated from OCAD University with a BFA in Drawing and Painting with distinction. She also holds a B.A. in Economics and International Development from McGill University. Anam has exhibited her work in Toronto and Pakistan.

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