ARSHIA HAQ
Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : May 15th 2016 to Jun 17th 2016 | Jul 15th 2017 to Jul 22nd 2017 | Sep 20th 2017 to Sep 30th 2017 | Oct 30th 2017 to Nov 7th 2017 | Jan 4th 2018 to Jan 25th 2018 | to
  • PRACTICE : Visual Arts
  • FROM : USA/India
  • TWITTER : @_discostan_
  • INSTAGRAM : @arunairani

Arshia Fatima Haq works across various mediums, including film, visual art, performance and sound and is currently exploring themes of embodiment and mysticism particularly within the Islamic Sufi context. She is the founder of Discostan, a collaborative decolonial project working with cultural production from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Narrative threads include migration, celebration, warfare, nostalgia, homeland, and borders, often within realms of Islamic influence, through lenses of traditional forms and kaleidoscopic reinventions of pop culture. 

Haq's work has been featured at the Broad Museum, Toronto International Film Festival, MOMA New York, Hammer Museum, LAX Art, UC Irvine‚Äôs Global Visions Program, Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Pacific Film Archive, and she was selected as a cultural programmer for the Los Angeles Islam Arts Initiative. Currently, she hosts and produces monthly radio shows on Dublab and NTS featuring contemporary, traditional, and nostalgic music from across the MENASA region, and she recently released an album of Sufi field recordings from Pakistan on the Sublime Frequencies label.