Ayesha Sultana


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Ayesha Sultana, Untitled, 2018, Graphite on folded archival paper mounted on aluminium dibond, 71.1 x 55.9 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Experimenter. Art Jameel Collection.

Artwork Details


Ayesha Sultana






Graphite on folded archival paper mounted on aluminium dibond


71.1 x 55.9 cm

Credit Line

Art Jameel Collection

Work Description

Formal and material experimentation are at the heart of Ayesha Sultana’s practice.  Grid I and Untitled, both part of the Art Jameel Collection, are monochromatic graphite drawings oscillating between two-dimensional and three-dimensional space, playing with texture and light to create the illusion of a metal sheen.  Through this material transformation, Ayesha refers to the repetition of gesture and mark-making in her practice as a “verb” – a practice in motion and an artwork in action. 

Artist Biography

Ayesha Sultana b. 1984, Lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A

Ayesha completed her Bachelor’s in Fine Art (2007) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Art Education (2008) from Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. Her solo and group exhibitions include Making Visible, Experimenter, Mumbai (2022); Shifting the Silence, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (2022); Bare Bones, Experimenter Kolkata (2021); Seismic Movements, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka (2020); Line, Beats and Shadows, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi (2020); Art Basel, Basel (2019); 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, QAGOMA Brisbane (2019); Lahore Biennale 01, Lahore (2018); Planetary Planning, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka (2018); FIAC, Paris (2017); welcome to what we took from is the state, Queens Museum, New York, NY (2016); 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2016); 1mile2 Dhaka, Shyam Bazaar, Dhaka (2015). Ayesha is a member of Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh.