Zalika Azim is a New York-based conceptual artist, archivist and curator. Conceptualizing her practice predominantly through photography, Zalika works in installation, performance, collage and sound to investigate the complexities of history, memory, locality and the body as they relate to the construction of personal and collective narratives.

A graduate from the New York University, Zalika holds a BFA in Photography and Imaging from the Tisch School of the Arts and a BA in Social and Cultural Analysis focused in Africana, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

She has exhibited her work with galleries, institutions and alternative spaces in New York City, San Francisco, and Cuba including the International Center of Photography, 8th Floor Gallery: New York University, Diego Rivera Gallery: San Francisco Art Institute and the Instituto Superior de Arte. Her work has been reviewed by TIME Lightbox and has been discussed in lectures and conferences including Archival Practices, Photography & Memory as well as Black Portraiture(s) II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories.  

Zalika is currently appointed as the Registrar Fellow at the Studio Museum in Harlem, where she supports the museum’s permanent collection digitization project. She is also a Teaching Artist with Aperture Foundation's youth program On-Sight.

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