Born in Pakistan, raised in Belguim, and now living in New York has provided Mara Ahmed with a unique worldview. As a desendent of those impacted by the creation of the partition between Pakistan and India, she’s seen the impact of attempting to condense a diverse population down to a singular identity that fails to define its members. Through her art, she attempts to tear down these arbitrarily created borders by juxtaposing her ancestors from both sides of the partition, and force the viewer to imagine a better world. A world without borders.
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