Afrah Shafiq is a multi/new media artist based out of Goa, India. Using the process of research as an artistic playground, Afrah intertwines archival findings, history, memory, folklore and fantasy to create a speculative world born of remix culture. Her work moves across various mediums drawing from the handmade language of traditional folk forms and connecting them to the digital language of the Internet and video games.
She has exhibited at the Asian Art Biennale, Taiwan (2021), Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe (2021), Lahore Biennial (2020); Kochi Muziris Biennale (2018), Anant Art Gallery (2020) and The Guild Art Gallery (2018) in India; Florida Digital Grafitti Festival (2018), The Fusebox Festival in Texas and the Computer Space festival in Bulgaria. She has been a research fellow at the Institute of Advance Studies in Nantes, France and attended residencies at Fluent Collaborative in Austin and the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art.
She is currently developing a new work titled ‘Nobody Knows for Certain’ around illustrated books from the Soviet Era, with support from the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow.
She also works as a teacher, illustrator, animator, video editor and producer on various projects in the world of documentary film, visual arts and the internet. When she is not glued to her computer she makes glass mosaic.