Zoya Alina Currimbhoy

As a visual artist hailing from Karachi, Pakistan, Zoya Alina Currimbhoy's art practice draws heavily on the disciplines of painting and performance. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017 with a BFA in Painting, her artwork has since been widely exhibited across the globe. Zoya's work in managing art exhibitions and developing programs has given her first-hand experience working closely with galleries, including Karachi's oldest gallery, Chawkandi Art.

In addition to her artistic endeavors, Zoya is an accomplished educator and was an adjunct faculty member at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, where she taught courses across the Fine Art Department's studio-based and theory and research-based classes. In 2020, Zoya traveled to London to pursue an MA in Spatial Performance and Design from the Architectural Association School of Architecture, graduating in 2021 with distinction for her research on the use of live art practices and workshops as social tools for transitional justice and the rehabilitation of individuals who have experienced violence through civil war, international drone warfare, or postcolonial trauma. Zoya remains active in the field of art education. In her own visual art practice, Zoya approaches her work with a multidisciplinary mindset, drawing on a variety of creative fields to create dynamic works of design that offer unique viewer experiences. Many of the recurring themes she explores revolve around deconstructing the experience of translating, analyzing, and depicting moments of miscommunication and non-verbal conversations. Through her art, Zoya explores her intuition and seeks to portray personal and societal healing and growth by depicting moments of darkness alongside moments of elation. Her visual language uses a unique brand of romanticism and fantasy to make emotionally charged subject matter accessible and immersive.


(United Kingdom) The Architectural Association, School of Architecture (AA) (2020- 2021)

MA in Spatial Performance And Design (AAIS) with Distinction.

Through a series of interdisciplinary artistic collaborations and research genre-defying spatial performances and installations get created.

(United States) Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) (2013-2017)

Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting with a concentration (minor) in Literary Arts (English)
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