Saba Taj, Oh Waw, collage, acrylic paint, spray paint, gold leaf, glitter, graphite on panel, 24x30”, 2017. Courtesy of Artist



Saba Taj (b. 1986) is a visual artist based in Durham NC. Heavily inspired by Islamic stories and speculative fiction, Saba uses interdisciplinary practices to illustrate the in-betweenness of identity, as embodied by hybridized figures. Taj remixes cultural references from her South Asian, Southern American, Muslim, and queer identities, and explores themes of diaspora, inherited trauma and apocalypse.

Saba Taj showed work in two group exhibitions, I Bear Witness (2016) and and #BLM: Masterminding our Ordered Rage (2017), and one solo exhibition, Of Beast (2018)

View images for the opening of #BLM: Masterminding our Ordered Rage here

View images of the Of Beast opening here


Saba Taj's Ted Talk on Art, Resistance and the Dominant Narrative

Creating new art space in Durham