Orna Kazimi (b.1991, Afghanistan) is a visual artist based in London. Orna’s work and research explore personal encounters with migration in relation to collective memories of displacement through drawings, installation and writing. Her works have been shown at Tate Exchange- Tate Modern- London 2018, Overpr!nt - Centre de la Gravure, La Louviere 2018, Art Amongst War: Visual Culture in Afghanistan-TCNJ Art Gallery- New Jersey 2014, 4th Afghan Contemporary Art Prize Exhibition- Queen’s Palace- Afghanistan 2013. She was awarded the Caspian Arts Foundation Scholarship (2016) and studied at the Central Saint Martins in London (2018).

2018       MA Fine Art [Grade: Distinction] - Central Saint Martins -University of the Arts London                                                                                              

Selected Exhibitions     

2021       Ingram Prize 2021 -  Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop - London 

2021       Lost in the lines of a story - SET gallery - London          
2021       contact - Kerry Packer Civic Gallery – Adelaide- Australia    
2019       Alter Us Collective Manifesto Declaration Event - Old Bath - London                                                   
2019       The Horse’s Mouth Open Art Crit - The Bomb Factory Art Foundation- London                            
2018       Degree Show, Lethaby Gallery, London
2018       Overpr!nt - Centre de la Gravure - La Louviere         
2018       What Can We Make and Become- Art Exposed Project Gallery-London                                              
2018       Sight and Sound Workshop at Tate Exchange- Tate Modern Gallery - London                                  
2018       Overprint Presentation- Tate Exchange- Tate Modern Gallery - London         
2017       Round-table Discussion on “Art and Activism”- SOAS - London                                                        
2017       Somehow You and I Collide -MA Interim Show- Mangle gallery - London                                         
2015       Map of The New Art- Imago Mundi - Milan                                                                                     
2015       The Collective- Theca Gallery - Milan                                                                                                     
2014       Art Amongst War: Visual Culture in Afghanistan- TCNJ Art Gallery - New Jersey                           
2013       4th Afghan Contemporary Art Prize Exhibition - Queen’s Palace - Kabul                                                                                                  
2013       Beirut Contemporary Art Fair- Nikki Diana Marquardt Gallery - Paris                                         

Solo Show
2013       Birth - Institute of France in Afghanistan - Kabul

Awards and Commissions
2021      Finalist for Ingram Prize 2021 
2021      Propagate This project - A community based project Commissioned by Turf Projects
2021.     The White Pube writers grant funded by Creative Debuts
2019      Internship at TinType Gallery
2016      Winner of the Caspian Arts Foundation scholarship
2014      Shortlisted for 4th Afghan Art Prize

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