Farhad Mirza

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Farhad Mirza '12 is an interdisciplinary artist.


Mirza grew up in Karachi, Pakistan. He is interested in how work in the studio can become a model for living and being in the world. He explores this as he reconciles his training in architecture with his work as an artist. Recent group and solo shows include Sensing Place at the University of New England Art Gallery (2022), Having and Ending at New System, stay where you are until something else happens (2020) at Significant Other, and a low storey between two others (2019) at Anthony Greaney (both with Katarina Burin). He also worked on Another Room (2019) with Hilary Clark as a performer, and on Bouchra Khalili's film Twenty-Two Hours (2018) as assistant director. His previous teaching includes workshops at the Boston Society for Architecture's BSA Space and Project Link (now Design Discovery: YA) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Mirza received his Master of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and his Bachelor of Arts at Bennington College. He was a Technical Instructor in 3D Technology at Bennington for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years and returned as a visiting faculty member for the 2020-2022 academic years. Mirza joined the Bennington faculty in Fall 2022.