The Glimpse of Contact, 2017
“This city is not my home; however, it has given me a space to live in (temporarily). As a migrant, moving from one place to another, I cannot own the space of this city but the memories. The fragments of spaces are the stories which I fold and unfold through ordinary visuals. Dealing with collage of physical and mental space gives a sense of spatial memories in forms of temporary attachment, displacement, disorientation and decay of the space.”
Pratima Thakali (b. 1987) received a BFA in Visual Arts (2011) and MA in Art and Design (2014) from Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan. She works with various mediums and techniques, but holds a specific interest in spatial memory.
Thakali’s works are process-based, allowing for experiments and discovery within the subject and medium. She has exhibited in Nepal, Pakistan, Korea, and the United Kingdom. In her role of teaching studio art at Kathmandu University, School of Arts, Center for Art and Design, she believes in the importance of inspiring young art students to explore their creative potential in the visual arts.