Mahera Khaleque
Interwoven

Please click on the thumbnail images to view larger versionsLaundering 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.Palimpsest: 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 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, I view my own immersion, integration and growth in the American culture as interwoven. The notion of home, to me, is a sum of complex ongoing experiences and memories from two cultures that have become intertwined as my latest pieces represent.