Born 1990, Saudi Arabia
Amal Khan is a multidisciplinary artist who utilizes multiple image-making processes, video, and sculpture to explore issues of gender and identity politics, and critiques the idea of power and privilege in a male-dominant country. She also investigates what it’s like to be in a constant state of flux or in-between the presence and absence of body, mind, and culture. Khan chooses a more subtle, abstract, and slightly humorous approach to deal with many extreme situations. Also present in her works is the notion of how symbols and stereotypes within a system can be redefined, displaced, and distorted through the application of certain actions, performance, and imaginative play. She recognizes the importance of western influence on the east and the boredom and frustration that comes along with “performing” the expected.
Khan received her MFA in Fine Arts at Parsons the New School for Design and her BFA in Studio Art at San Francisco State University. She has exhibited internationally and is currently living and working in Brooklyn NY.