Salma Ashraf, Chalta Hi Gaya, 2017. Production still courtesy of the artist.

Salma Ashraf

Salma Ashraf is a recent graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art, London.

Her work examines what it means to exist as a Muslim woman of colour brought up in London, whose body, language and faith are politicised; as someone whose image is hyper-visible in the media, yet whose voice is largely unheard.

Working with film, installation and photography, she addresses socio-political concerns and issues of representation by giving viewers of the work access to parts of herself that would otherwise be unseen.

In her recent films she brings focus to the prevalent violent language and rhetoric in today’s society through aesthetic and tactile relationships with the domestic, and through the beauty within the mundane.