Adia Wahid (b. 1971) is an artist from Karachi, Pakistan. She has also lived in the USA, Singapore and South Korea, and today she lives and works in London. Adia has completed a BFA from the University of the Arts London and an MA from the Royal College of Art. Trained originally as an economist,her training in both economics and arts has inspired her to create art in which the two coexist. Adia describes herself as being absorbed within discrete histories and coding systems such as carpet and textile weaving, writing tablets, mathematical syntax, computing, and painting. On the level of self-reflection it appears that she is fascinated by the proximity and mapping of the technological and the aesthetic, whilst trying to bridge time gaps between different technologies and cultural histories. Adia Wahid was the selected artist for 2020 by Stellar International Art Foundation.
Solo exhibitions include a show in 2017, Adia Wahid, held at Alice Black Art, London, UK and In 2021, Wahid will take part in the WABI-SABI group show at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK.
Group exhibitions include Facing the Sun, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Schloss Görne, Germany (2021); When You Make Sense I Feel, Fitzrovia Gallery, London (2020); Modern Finance, Thames Side Studios Gallery, London (2019); Link-Up Motive : Karkhana Project, Royal College of Art, London (2018), Three 100, Second Floor Studios, London (2017), The Abstraction of Continents and Continents of Abstraction, Lychee One, London (2016).