Sa’dia Rehman (b. Queens, NY) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores how contemporary and historical images—in public and private records—communicate, consolidate and contest ideas about race, power and gender. Through performance, video, installation and large-scale wall drawing, Rehman obsessively pulls apart and puts together “images of consumption”— family photographs, mass media and art historical images. In addition to her archive, her core materials include hand-cut stencils, Xeroxes, charcoal, graphite, erasers, spray paint and ink.
Sa'dia showed work in a solo exhibition in 2014 entitled Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time, and more recently showed work in the 2019 group show Take it like a...: contemporary trends in the aesthetic of violence. Sa’dia also showed work in a 2016 group exhibition entitled Sherezade's Gift.
View images from the Take it like a... opening here
View images from the Sheherzade's Gift opening here