Shanzay Sabzwari & Joel Chernin


Shanzay Subzwari is an artist and art writer whose primary practice involves contemporary miniature painting, papercutting and video art. She recently completed a Masters of Fine Art with Distinction from the School of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University, U.K. on the British Chevening Scholarship (2019/2020), and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi in 2014. Shanzay has been exhibiting internationally and within Pakistan since her student days.


Joel Chernin is a London based artist specialising in landscape video art. Recent work has explored interference patterns and disruption fields in the environment. His work is in a number of private collections and has a history of being stolen.

Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2021


Shanzay Sabzwari & Joel Chernin, Ghabrana Nahin Hai, 2021
Ghabrana Nahin Hai [Urdu] (No Need to Worry) unfolds the experience of the directors during the COVID-19 pandemic, and relays the reality and surrealism of Subzwari’s cross-cultural journey between lockdowns in the cities of London and Karachi in 2020.
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