My name is Mariam Magsi. I was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. I am currently based in Toronto, Canada. My ethnic heritage is Baloch and Punjabi.
Working in photography, video, performance art and installation, I use food items, inherited textiles, cultural paraphernalia and family archives to unpack themes related to constructions of identity, intergenerational trauma, gender and migration.
My projects include artistic and historic investigations into the practice of veiling (Purdah), an ongoing creative exploration of my indigenous Baloch identity and ancestry, as a member of the Magsi clan in Pakistan (Daughter of the Tribe), as well as artistic research into the food and hospitality cultures of South Asia (Dawat Yan Project).
I am available for commissions, print sales, one on one workshops, educational opportunities, collaborations, photo shoots and exhibitions.
Thank you for visiting my world.