Faculty
Asma Kazmi
Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Art Practice

Asma Kazmi joined the UC Berkeley faculty in Fall 2016 as Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Art Practice. She comes to us from CalArts, where she served as permanent faculty and co-chair of the Art Program. Her work deeply engages critical and performance theories, especially as they pertain to Islam and South Asia and she creates transdisciplinary, performative, relational works where people, media, and objects come together. She is the recipient of many awards including the Fulbright Research Award, (CIES) to India; the Faculty Research Grant, CalArts; the Great Rivers Biennial by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Rocket Grant, the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University; At the Edge: Innovative Art in Chicago Award, the University of Illinois in Chicago; and the Creative Stimulus Award, Critical Mass for the Visual Arts, St. Louis. She has exhibited at venues such as the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City; Queens Museum of Art, NY; Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; H&R Block Space, Kansas City; Grand Arts, Kansas City; University of Missouri, St. Louis; Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St Louis; Boots Contemporary Art Space, St Louis; The Guild Gallery, New York; Galerie Sans Titre, Brussels, Belgium; and Gallery 400, University of Illinois in Chicago. Kazmi has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Kansas City Art Institute, and the California Institute of the Arts, where she was co-director and permanent faculty of the Art Program. She was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. Her work may be viewed at asmakazmi.com

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