Orna Kazimi is an Afghan visual artist based in London. Orna’s work and research explore personal encounters of migration in relation to collective memories of displacement through drawings, installation and writing. Her works have been shown at sight and sound workshop at Tate Exchange- Tate Modern- London 2018, overprint at Centre de la Gravure et de l’image imprimée museum-Belgium 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).


Education

2018       MA Fine Art [Grade: Distinction] - Central Saint Martins -University of the Arts London                                                                                               
Selected Exhibitions     
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       Overprint - Centre de la Gravure et de l’image imprimée museum- Belgium              
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-Studio Complex at 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                                         

Awards
2021      The White Pube writers grant recipient funded by Creative Debuts 
2019      TinType Gallery Internship
2016      Winner of Caspian Arts Foundation scholarship
2014      Shortlisted for 4th Afghan Art Prize


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