The “Untitled” work, part of the series “Items of Reuse”, is based on the gunny bags used in the artist’s native city of Karachi. These textile sacks cannot be associated with their primary use in carrying rice or other dry goods alone; instead they are continually connected to their reuse as wretched carriers of Karachi’s victims of political violence.
Seema read her B.F.A. at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi and her M.F.A from Nova Scotia Collage of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada. She has held solo exhibitions at Canvas Gallery, Karachi (2013), Rohtas Art Gallery, Lahore (2008) and V.M Art Gallery, Karachi (2007). Her group shows include Koel Art Gallery, Karachi (2013), Nick Cohn Art Projects at Long Island City, NY (2012), Art Mur Gallery, Montreal (2011), Alberto Peola Gallery in Torino, Italy (2010) and Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi (2006), amongst others.
She was also a part of Kaladham Residency, Vidyanagar, Can Serrat International Artist residency program at El Bruc, Spain (2009), the Artist-in- Residence Program at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan (2009), Gasworks International Residency, London (2008), International Artists’ Workshop at Theertha, Sri Lanka (2008) and VASL Residency in Karachi (2007).