Interviewer

Derek HamiltonFollow

Interviewee

Sabba Syal Elahi

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

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Interview with Sabba Syal Elahi by Derek Hamilton

Abstract

Bio: Sabba Syal Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and cultural worker and focuses her art practice in fibers and drawing/painting. She grew up in a traditional Pakistani household in the Midwest. Her art explores political violence, historical representation, memory, and it’s impact on the South Asian Diaspora and Muslim American communities. Recently, Sabba was a 2013-2014 Resident Artist in Chicago Artist Coalition’s Bolt Program and exhibited her work at Woman Made Gallery. For the past 6 years Sabba has provided college and career counseling and portfolio development with an emphasis on the visual arts for high school students at Marwen in Chicago. Sabba received her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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