Homelands: Art from Bangladesh, India and PakistanKettle's Yard, University of Cambridge

Through photography, sculpture, painting, performance and film, Homelands tells stories of migration and resettlement in South Asia and beyond, as well as violent division and unexpected connections. The exhibition engages with displacement and the transitory notion of home in a region marked by the repercussions of the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, and the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, as well as by contemporary migration. The artists explore intimate and political histories, often contesting borders, questioning common pasts and imagining new futures.

The exhibition includes many new works and works being shown in the UK for the first time by Sohrab Hura, Yasmin Jahan Nupur, Seher Shah, Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi and Munem Wasif, as well as a commission by Desmond Lazaro working with communities in North Cambridge and a performance by Nikhil Chopra on 3 December. There is a symposium exploring themes of the exhibition on 18 January.

Curated by Devika Singh with Amy Tobin and Grace Storey.

A new publication with contributions by Nancy Adajania, Homi K. Bhabha and each of the artists accompanies the exhibition.


Bani Abidi

Nikhil Chopra

Iftikhar Dadi and Elizabeth Dadi

Shilpa Gupta

Sohrab Hura

Desmond Lazaro

Yasmin Jahan Nupur

Seher Shah

Munem Wasif



Sohrab Hura, Snow
Exhibition suite of 27 photographs, 2014-ongoing, 24 x 24 in
Courtesy of Sohrab Hura / Experimenter

Desmond Lazaro, Buckingham Palace
Pigment paint on handmade sanganeer paper, from Cini Film series, 2015-16, 36 x 50 cm
Photo Credit: Anil Rane. Courtesy of Desmond Lazaro and Chemould Prescott Road

Munem Wasif, Spring Song
Archival Pigment Print, from a series of 16 works, 2019, 18 x 26 inch each
Courtesy of the Artist and Project 88

Seher Shah, Argument from Silence (broken limb)
Portfolio of 10 Polymer Photogravure on Velin Arches paper, published by the Glasgow Print Studio, 12 x 16.5 plate size, edition of 20, 2019
Photography in collaboration with Randhir Singh. Printed by Alistair Gow. Courtesy of the artist, Green Art Gallery and Nature Morte.


The galleries on the ground floor are fully accessible. They can be accessed easily from the entrance area by steps or a ramp.


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