Raisa Kabir

Raisa Kabir is an artist, textiles researcher and weaver. Kabir utilises woven text/textiles, sound, video and performance to materialise concepts concerning the cultural politics of cloth, gendered archives and colonial geographies. Kabir’s (un)weaving performances use queer entanglement to comment on trans-national power, production, and the relationship between craft and industrial labour. Kabir has exhibited work internationally at The Whitworth, The Tetley, Raven Row, Textile Arts Center NYC, and the Center for Craft Creativity and Design, and shared her research, at Tate Modern, ICA London.

Kabir has participated in residencies and exhibited work internationally at The Whitworth,  Glasgow International, the British Textile Biennial, Ford Foundation, The Tetley, Raven Row, Cove Park, Textile Arts Center NYC, and the Center for Craft Creativity and Design U.S. Kabir has lectured on her research on South Asian textile cultures at Tate Modern, Institute of Contemporary Art London,The Courtauld, Central Saint Martins, Royal College of Art, and the V&A. 


Raisa Kabir’s latest craft practice project forms a creative response to the realities of displaced South Asian weavers.


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