Naila Tasnim

Mangoes Don’t Grow in Mile End


As a Punjabi Muslim woman in the West, I am constantly negotiating contrasting cultural subjectivities. My work attempts to capture the disorientation, displacement and elation experienced by those who exist at the intersection of these spheres. London is a place where I can freely explore all aspects of my identity and, through the use of colour and fabric, I envision the harmony and disjointedness that arises when conflicting ideologies converge.