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Zahrah Ehsan

I am a visual artist; painter, art instructor and an aspiring filmmaker from Lahore, Pakistan, currently based in Finland. After completing a degree of Master of Arts in Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Arts from Aalto University in 2020, I started participating in the Academy of Moving People and Images for a 1.5 year long filmmaking program. I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts with Honours in 2012, with a concentration in painting from the National College of Arts, Pakistan. My practice is deeply experimental including scavenged materials from industry, popular culture, and utility incorporating it into my paintings, moving images/video-art and on-site installations, which is mostly a critique on the notions of gender, adaptation and identity, mental health, and everyday labour.

Visual arts

Painting Video Art Fiction film Installation

Portrait of Zahrah Ehsan


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