Zahrah Ehsan is a visual artist from Lahore, Pakistan and currently based in Espoo, Finland. In 2020, she completed a degree of Master of Arts in Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Arts from Aalto University, Finland. Zahrah is currently a participant of Academy of Moving People and Images for the years 2021-2022. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts with Honours in 2012, with a concentration in Painting from the National College of Arts, Pakistan. Zahrah's practice is deeply experimental including scavenged materials from industry, popular culture, and utility incorporating it into her paintings, on-site installations, video art that is mostly a critique on the notions of gender, adaptation and identity, mental health and types of artistic and everyday labour. Zahrah's visual art practice has recently pivoted to encompass hair and makeup artistry that has led me to be an aspiring hair and makeup artist; serving as a method to engage with the concept of maintenance art and labour that makes up infrastructures of care in the society that she inhabits.
Photo credits: Aman Azkarizad