Adia Wahid (b. 1971 Karachi) lives and works in London. She holds a BFA from the University of the Arts London and an MA from the Royal College of Art. Previously she studied Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Adia Wahid's practice is absorbed within discrete histories such as carpet and textile weaving, cuneiform writing tablets, mathematical syntax, computing, and painting. Deliberately repetitive, Wahid describes her paintings and drawings as diagrams doubled over other diagrams. Time and cultural syntax are spliced together, but in ways that leave gaps or striations.
Recent exhibitions include Patternicity, ASC Gallery, London ( 2022); Iris , Large Glass Gallery London ( 2022); Between The Bars, Terrace Gallery, London ( 2022); Facing The Sun, Kristin Hjellegjerde, Schloss Goerne, (2021);Wabi-Sab, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London ( 2021); Blink and You'll Miss It, AMP Gallery, London ( 2021); Art And The Algorithm, Stellar Projects, London (2020); When You Make Sense I Feel, Fitzrovia Gallery, London ( 2020); Modern Finance, Thames Side Studios, London (2019); A Raw Garden, Fitzrovia Gallery, London (2019); Barry Bliss: 30 Women Painters, The Palace of Westminster-celebrating 100 years of Suffragettes, London ( 2019); Grid:Preset, Blyth Gallery, London ( 2019); Link-Up Motive : Karkhana Project, Royal College of Art, London (2018); MA Show, Royal College of Art, London ( 2018); Intercontinental Line 2, Abstract Project, Paris ( 2018); Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, London,; Adia Wahid (solo), Alice Black Gallery, London (2017).