BIO

Nasrah Omar (she/her) is an artist working with photography, AR/VR and collage. Her lurid, densely layered narratives are an ongoing inquiry into the mythologization of objects, rituals and cultivation of liberatory avenues through digital realms.

 

With an undercurrent of humor and subversion, her varied practice is a reflection of the kaleidoscope of South Asian visual culture and identity, a manufacturing of the fantastical and an examination of the chimeric language of material culture to probe the spurious, sensory and sublime. Color is employed as an agent of contamination and to convey the otherworldly throughout her photographic vernacular.

She holds a BFA in Photography from School of Visual Arts and a Perfumery Certification from Cinquième Sens and Pratt Institute. She lives and works in Queens, NY.

 

CONTACT

NasrahO@Gmail.com 

@NasrahOmarPhoto

​​​SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS​ / FEATURES

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

Life Framer

 

WRITING

 

Reclaiming Colonized Frontiers

AWARDS / SELECTION

2021 British Journal of Photography Edition 365

2021 Ph Museum Folio 

2021Art of Freelance workshop scholarship

2020 XV Julia Margaret Cameron Award (Still life)

 

COMMISSIONS / COMMERCIAL WORK

 

Sotheby's 

Galerie Magazine

Gaze Magazine

Kajal Magazine

Not Just A Label

Wildflower + Co