Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan MA, FHEA works within the mediums of scripted text, sculpture, performance and moving image. Her practice is stimulated by her writings on materialising the positive aspects of a parasite, in favour of catalysing sociological change; situated in contemporary philosophy and legacy activation. Mumtaz Hasan’s colour pallet is recognisably a very close selection of browns, oranges, aubergines and yellows. Working against the pejorative perception of parasite-host relationships, she coined the term Socio-Parasitology. Her focus is on the interruptive stage and the first act of contact made between a parasite and host coupling; as an activity which releases a productive change. She explores the positive acts of interruption through temperature, immigration policy, diagram, scale, bio-matter, ethics and various states of displacement, arrival, transit and diverse bodies in flux.
LOCAL BIO-BASED MATERIALS Practical Course, (Digital) Copenhagen, Denmark (September 2021-October 2021)
PgCert Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication, UAL London (2019-2021)
MA Art and Science, Central Saint Martins, UAL London (2017-2019)
BA Fine Art and Art History, Goldsmiths University of Art, London (2014-2017)
Foundation Diploma: Fine Art Sculpture, Central Saint Martins, UAL London (2013-2014)
Mumtaz Hasan has exhibited work as part of Cluttered (2010) was exhibited at Saatchi Gallery for “Imagine a World Without Prejudice” curated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Tate Exchange: Studio Complex (2018), commissioned by Small Green Shoots for National Storytelling Week (2018), Nom, The Laundry Arts (2018), Us Bodies, A Socio-Parasitology Manifesto at Hundred Years Gallery (June 2018), V&A Museum (2019) and Raw Labs for Newham Word Festival (2019). AiR at The Cube (Neuroscience) (2018) and Haramacy Residency at The Albany Theatre funded by Arts Council England. P21 Gallery (2021), Glasgow CCA (2022). The Socio-Parasitology Manifesto Exhibition focusing on Media, Migration and News Broadcasting to do with Brexit, supported and funded by University of the Arts London and Bow Arts Trust (2019). Recently, Mumtaz Hasan as part of A.MAL Collective has been awarded and funded by Arts Council England, British Council Morocco, dardishi and The Arab British Centre.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I have brought together reference material of diagrams based on my performance and sound work to do with migration, parasitology and unpacking learned behaviour. There are clear tonal decisions which have been made to reflect the migratory movement in the 1970's in Britain. 3 out of 4 are acetate slide sheets taken from my performance lecture at V&A Museum during Refugee Week. They are an insight into mediating conflict, reworking the pejorative association of migrant to parasite.
Please do not bid on artwork in our Art on a Postcard auctions if you intend on selling the artwork after you have purchased it. This auction has been organised for charity and all artworks have been generously donated by the artists to raise money for the Hepatitis C Trust. When the work produced for the charity is sold on the secondary market it damages our relationship with the artist and prevents us from fundraising.
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