The daughter of a journalist, Nahid, spent a peripatetic childhood moving from Karachi, to Hyderabad and Khairpur and back.
While growing up, Nahid looked up to her two uncles — Raza, a prominent artist who lived in Paris and Ali Imam, one of the better-known personalities of Pakistani art. When Nahid finished her first year at university, Imam returned from his sojourn abroad and accepted the responsibility of heading the Central Institute of Arts and Crafts at the Arts Council in Karachi. Recognizing his young niece’s talent, the maestro took her under his wing. At the CIAC, Nahid Raza started her life-long career devoted to art. She recalls how she left Pakistan in the ‘80s to study art in the US and how this had a profound effect on her work, centralizing her artistic focus on her own experience as a woman — as a mother, a daughter and a wife.
Many female artists do not wish their work to be judged as ‘feminine’, but Nahid is very conscious of her gender and paints with a clear social conscience. When asked about her views on modern femininity, she surprised me when she voices her support for patience and compliance and insists on finding harmony and resisting hasty conclusions. Her role as a mother fulfills her identity as a woman today.

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