Mahera Khaleque
Laundering 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. 2015

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.2014

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 them2013

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2010

Please click on the thumbnail images to view larger versionsTeaching Portfolio

These are the works by my students over the years
My work refers to history, memory and the reconciliation of my internal struggle as a diaspora artist, with a sense of loss as well as a desire to belong. Through additive and reductive processes, I address the idea of presence and absence that are revealed and concealed in numerous layers.