Sohaila Baluch is an interdisciplinary artist and writer with a research-based practice encompassing print, installation, objects, performance, experimental text and moving image. She is a current LAHP/AHRC funded PhD Candidate at the Royal College of Art, London, UK. Her research is focussed on disrupting dominant narratives that tell racialised bodies they do not belong by using difference as a mode of resistance and re-imagining.
Sohaila’s performative works build upon second-wave feminist art strategies to unite craft traditions with fine art practice. She engages with durational practices, working with materials and processes that privilege reproductive labour to challenge the dominant aesthetics and discourse of Western patriarchy.
Sohaila has co-curated multiple exhibitions, held performances, organised workshops and delivered talks on diversity practice and inclusion in the creative industries. She has collaboratively developed workshops for UK based practice-led doctoral students. Her work has been shown widely and she was selected as a globe artist for the national educational art project The World Reimagined. Her writing has been published in various publications including CARE(Less), MA BIBLIOTHEQE (2021) and I Care By, Research Communiques, RCA School of Arts and Humanities (2022) for which she was co-editor.