Mahera Khaleque
2017
InterwovenLaundering of History: An installation composed of 1) two video pieces (one projected on a wall and the other one on floor), 2) tin trunks, and 3) paintings made out of layers of newspapers and paints on thin fabric. Three themes characterize my most recent investigations: palimpsest, asemic 
writing and a sense of chaos. Balanced concoctions of these three are instances where the most interesting results tend 
to unfold.Please click on the thumbnail images to view larger versionsPalimpsest: An installation composed of 1) two video pieces (one projected on a wall and the other one projected on a "curtain" of torn newspapers) and 2) crumpled newspaper "balls" on the floor with parts of projection on themPlease click on the thumbnail images to view larger versionsPlease click on the thumbnail images to view larger versionsTeaching Portfolio

These are the works by my students over the years
My most recent body of work began with a sense of loss as well as a desire to belong due to my displacement from my home country, Bangladesh. After two decades of living in the United States, now, I focus more on my integration process. As an artist, I speak from an in-between position that allows me to, frequently, meander through similarities and differences between two cultures. To me, the visual interpretation of my constant integration process is a progression that is being interwoven by the memories and experiences of two different places that I call home.