Zalika Azim (b.1990) is a New York based artist conceptualizing her practice through photography, installation and collage. Exploring the mechanisms of personal and collective narratives, her work investigates the ways in which memory, migration, movement and the body are negotiated within the American landscape. In considering how domestic ephemera and language become charged with intelligence beyond what is immediately apparent, Azim’s totemic juxtapositions set out to exist in a liminal state that mines spatial, temporal, and ancestral knowledges.
Azim’s work has been presented within the United States and abroad, including the International Center of Photography, Pfizer, 8th Floor Gallery, Diego Rivera Gallery, SOHO20, the Instituto Superior de Arte, and The Dean Collection. Her first solo exhibition, in case you should forget to sweep before sunset (2019) was recently presented with Baxter Street at The Camera Club of New York. Azim holds a BFA in Photography & Imaging from the Tisch School of the Arts and a BA in Social and Cultural Analysis focused in Africana, Gender and Sexuality Studies from New York University.
Zalika is currently a curatorial fellow at NXTHVN and is a BRIC Summer 2019 artist-in-resident.