Nasrah Omar (she/her) is an artist working with photography, AR/VR and collage. Through imaginative world-building, her work probes narratives of mythologization, ritual and the cultivation of digital paracosms with liberatory potential. 

 

Nasrah's work interlaces layered experiences of the South Asian diaspora, material culture and syncretism, employing color as an agent of contamination and to convey the otherworldly throughout her photographic vernacular. Mediated through carefully crafted, lurid tableaus, she explores pathways to decolonial futurities; traversing the realms of the sensory, simulated and sublime.

 

She holds a BFA in Photography from School of Visual Arts and lives and works in Lenapehoking territory (NYC).

 CONTACT

 NasrahO@Gmail.com 

 @NasrahOmarPhoto

​​​ SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

​ 2022 (Forthcoming) Folio, Ph Museum, Bologna, Italy

 2022 Living Creatures, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

 2022 Undisclosed Resource: Horror Show, Local Host Gallery, Virtual Exhibition

 2021 Phantasmagoria II, NewArt.City x Edition365, Virtual Exhibition / NFT

 2021 Reconstructed Magazine, Printed Matter's Virtual Art Book Fair

 2020 ICP Concerned, International Center of Photography, NY

 2020 Togethering, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

 2019 South Brooklyn Open Studios, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 2019 Gowanus Open Studios, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY

 2019 Every Woman Biennial, La MaMa Gallery, New York, NY

 2017 Whitney Houston Biennial, Chashama, New York, NY

 2016 Juried Winter Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 2015 Nature in the age of digital reproduction, Figment, New York, NY

 2015 Phantasmagoria screening, Mono No Aware, Brooklyn, NY

 2014 SVA BFA, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY

 SELECTED PUBLICATIONS​ / FEATURES

 (Forthcoming) Dark Matters (transparency), School for Poetic Computation

 (Forthcoming) Enclaves

 ICP Concerned (global Images for a global crisis)

 Der Greif 

 Booooooom

 Polyester Zine

 Azeema Magazine

 Salty

 Vogue Italia PhotoVogue 

 FotoNostrum

 Don't Take Pictures

 Nearness Project

 Curated by Girls

 Lens Culture

 Life Framer

 

 WRITING

 

 Reclaiming Colonized Frontiers

 AWARDS / SELECTION

 2022 Google Image Equity Fellowship (x Aperture, For Freedoms, FreeTheWork, CreativeTheory)

 2021 British Journal of Photography Edition 365

 2021 Ph Museum Folio 

 2021 Art of Freelance workshop scholarship

 2020 Culture Push Freelancer Relief Fund

 2020 XV Julia Margaret Cameron Award (Still life)

 

 COMMISSIONS / EDITORIAL WORK

 

 Sotheby's 

 Galerie Magazine

 Gaze Magazine

 Kajal Magazine

 Not Just A Label

 Wildflower + Co