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Where:Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St, Miami, Florida, United States, 33127
Tabdeeli: Performance + Artist Talk with Qinza Najm Tabdeeli, meaning "transformation" in Urdu, is a performance exploring cultural, political, and personal displacement. Notions of resisting, pushing against, and transcending barriers, taboos, and social and political norms are expressed through the dancers, who stretch and struggle within the translucent fabric constricting their movements.  The movements of the dancers represent a journey that depends on the individual's determination to reach his/her full potential, to change his/her narrative from one of trauma to healing. The audience becomes witness to this transformation and is encouraged to consider how their own narratives can be rewritten. Tabdeeli was originally performed at the Queens Museum in 2017. Guests are invited for a studio visit with Najm (Studio 6U) following the performance and artist talk. -- About Qinza Njam Qinza Njam is a Pakistani-American artist whose work explores gendered violence and female subjectivity. Utilizing performance, multimedia, video, and painting, Njam addresses the effects of psychological trauma and our ability to heal and transform. She seeks to bridge the divide between cultures, using her artistic practice to create empathy and understanding between societies. Njam was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. She pursued her fine arts degree at Bath University and The Art Students League of New York. She has a PhD in Psychology from Tennessee State University.   She has exhibited internationally, including at the Queens Museum (NY), Christie's Art (Dubai), Art|Basel (Miami, FL), and the Museum of the Moving Image (NY). Her work has been featured in ArtNet News, the Huffington Post, the NY Daily News, International Business Week, and Buzzfeed. Njam lives and works in New York. She is currently doing a three-month residency at the Bakehouse Art Complex. For more information, visit: www.qinzanjam.com