Seher Shah


archival digital prints
17 1/2 x 13 inches each
editions 1 of 5

Pakistan-born Seher Shah’s photographs, prints, and drawings depict iconographic, political geographies with an imposing, yet integrated, architectural geometry. Shah’s experiences living in different parts of the world along with her background in architecture and visual art have directed her towards this globally attuned practice. To make the work in her Mammoth: Ariel Landscape proposals series, Shah alters aerial photographs taken by her partner Randhir Singh in an act she describes as “the simultaneous gesture of erasing both the image and the landscape.” In these four photographs, sprawling landscapes are interrupted by Shah’s abstract geometric shapes and removed elements, suggesting a questioning of the human relationship to these ambiguous places. Shah’s work is in the collections of MoMA, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art in Schaffhausen, Switzerland; and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation, Vienna, among others.