Qasim Riza Shaheen

Curated in collaboration with mac, Qasim Riza Shaheen presents a series of video installations and self portraits exploring the dance disciple, cinema icons and the object of one’s affection, the images have been developed through the artist’s residency for SHOUT festival 2010.

Over the course of this intensive 8 week period based at mac, Qasim has created a live movement-based performance which explores traditional renditions of love alongside personal narratives of seeking the beloved. From a live art and queer perspective, this evocative and subversive performance launches the SHOUT festival and a weekend of associated events...

Qasim Riza Shaheen is an artist based in Manchester. His work has been presented at prominent festivals throughout the UK, including: The National Review of Live Art, Glasgow; Liverpool Biennial; British Dance Edition; Victoria & Albert Museum in London; Brighton Festival; and most recently at Gallery Oldham with his exhibition Nine acts of reciprocity. He has been Associate Artist at the Greenroom in Manchester since 2004 and is the founder and artistic director of Anokha Laadla, a live art company based in the UK.



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