Aadila Chand

BFA Final Year

Aadila Chand, born in 1996 is formally from Johannesburg. She has been in Mkhanda for five years now and is pursuing her final year in a Bachelor of Fine Art with the NRF/DST SARChI Chair Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa, Arts of Africa and Globals Souths research programme, Fine Art Department, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

Her major research interests include the study of nature, looking closely at nature’s complexities and intricacies from a microscopic as well as topographic/ macroscopic point of view. This vision explores the notion of unconventional art forms and also challenges the constructs of what constitutes art in visual culture. She also aims at using these visual representations to realize new scales of the world and thus bringing forth new perspectives on how one views the world.  This study also looks into the way human activities interfere and change the way these earthly systems work.

Her art practice discusses the binary of order vs. chaos as an extended metaphor of the artificial world created by man vs. the natural world. The medium she uses articulates this directly; using recycled and found materials integrated with organic matter (such as plants, mold and fungi to name a few).

Some of Aadila’s previous works have been exhibited at various events, including the National Arts Festival (Student Exhibition) and Back Talk Womxn’s Day exhibition. She has been involved in other informal student co-ordinated events, co-curating as well exhibiting her own works.

Aadila also dabbles in many creative side projects, including freelance design work, photography, ceramic pottery, poetry events, jewellery-making and art lessons for children.


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