Masooma Syed (b. 1971, Pakistan) identifies as an artist and art academic. She has lived and worked throughout South Asia. Syed’s art practice involves intricate processes, layered ideas of duality, reality and fiction in nation theories/culture propaganda and history as battleground. Diverse mediums are also accounts of her own life as a woman in historically, socially and politically conflicted space and times of conflicted borders, contested bodies, migrations and chaos.

Artist Statement
Syed created a fictional theatrical response to the imagined actress of Sagar Theatre and different time zones. Fantasy, fiction and fallacy is all mixed up ironically in the cultural and identity shifts in history and stage.

Masooma Syed
Long Live Saraswati
Mixed media
40½ x 16 x 20 inches