A Pakistani-American, Qinza Najm is an artist whose work explores gendered violence and female subjectivity in the 21st century. Utilizing performance, multi-media, video, painting, and other means, the artist, originally a trained Psychologist, understands herself as a denizen of the world, using artistic means to create empathy and understanding between societies, cultures, and both East and West, in order to address the deepest social traumas.
Born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan, Najm pursued her fine arts studies at Bath University and The Art Students League of New York. She has a PhD in Psychology and has exhibited internationally, including at the Queens Museum (NY), Christie’s Art (Dubai), Art|Basel (Miami, FL), and the Museum of the Moving Image (NY). Her work has been featured in ArtNet News, Huffington Post, the NY Daily News, International Business Week, Buzzfeed, and the Herald. She lives and works in New York.