Visiting Thahab

Nabil (Bangladesh/USA)

Fri 02 Nov 2018, Sat 03 Nov 2018

Various locations across the festival

Dawn-Dusk // Durational // FREE


Photo by Nabil Vega

Thahab explores the identity of a Muslim American femme in a post 9/11 diaspora.


Thahab has been utilised live for durational performances, performance for video and photography. She shrouds, moulds, apparates and dissolves into environments using her body, in gold. She considers the contemporary and domestic, affected by notions of bodies, migration, displacement, dissonance and the disorienting experience of being viewed within an orientalist lens. Tensions rise between her and her surroundings, raising the urgent question of what assimilation entails given the current political climate and the rise of Islamophobia.


Nabil is a Chicago‑based Bengali artist and creative organiser working with new media, photography, socially engaged art and performance. They create immersive works that examine elements of our lived experiences as they intersect with identity, politics, and queerness.


Part of the SPILL OPEN, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation


Visit Nabil’s website