Shazia Salam is an artist negotiating with her displaced cultural identity. She looks for answers in the architecture of objects around her. Her work is often an invitation to interact - to touch, hold or destroy.
Her practice occupies the space between communication & language, performance & ritual, and art & commodity.
It is situated in her interest in constructed identities.
Her curiosity in materials and designed objects comes from her background in Architecture. Seeking contradictions– she plays with the functionality of familiar architectural or ready-made objects. By using a range of media, including sculpture, installation, and works on paper, her practice looks at what belonging means in the globalized world.