Saba Taj

Saba Taj is a visual artist based in Durham, North Carolina. Inspired by Islamic stories, sci-fi, and revolution, Taj’s work explores representation, the gaze, queerness and the body. Their work employs interdisciplinary practices including mixed-media drawing, painting and collage, sewing, and performance. Taj was the 2019–20 post-MFA Fellow for the Documentary Diversity Project at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, former executive director of The Carrack Modern Art, Southern Constellations Fellow at Elsewhere Museum, and featured speaker at TEDxDuke in 2017.

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Gardens at the Margins

INTRODUCTION For many people, the concept of documentary work conjures images of a filmmaker shouldering a large camera or an archivist poring over transcripts and records, but North Carolina–based artist Saba Taj shows that documentary principles can underpin work in any medium. As a fellow in the Documentary Diversity Project at Duke University’s Center for […]

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