Manchester Art Gallery

Mehreen Murtaza

Mehreen Murtaza creates scenarios in which confused narratives blur the line between fact and fiction and remind us of the precarious and subjective nature of shared histories.

Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 30 September 2017–Sunday 4 February 2018

Mehreen Murtaza explores the intersecting worlds of technology and nature, science and religion and will present a new artwork exploring plant behaviour, communication and consciousness.

Biography

Mehreen Murtaza explores the intersecting worlds of technology and nature, science and religion. With imagery derived from sources such as Sufi culture and science fiction, working in video, text, animation, sound and installation, she creates scenarios in which confused narratives blur the line between fact and fiction and remind us of the precarious and subjective nature of shared histories. Recent work includes Transmission from a Missing Satellite, which explores the fragmented narrative of Nobel Prize winner Dr Abdus Salam and Deep Sky Object, a mysterious metal object that seems to have fallen from space. At Manchester Art Gallery she will present a new artwork continuing her interest in plant behaviour, communication and consciousness. Murtaza lives and works in Lahore and is represented by Grey Noise, Dubai and Experimenter, Kolkata. She has exhibited internationally including the 3rd and 5th Moscow International Biennale, 55th Venice Biennale and Kunsthalle Gwangju, 3rd Gwangju Biennale, Korea.