Halima Akhtar is a multidisciplinary artist based in London,  working between processes of drawing and sculptural experimentation, often  with a blurring of boundaries between the two. 

With a background in textile design her work is grounded in a material curiosity and she looks to incorporate these methodologies and techniques in new ways, often involving a spatial element. Across the varying forms of her work there is a central exploration and reflection upon the nature of transitory experiences, with a particular interest in notions of spatial boundaries. Her work recurrently looks to develop ideas of construction whilst also leaving room for balance and spontaneity to play a crucial role. 



Lead Artist on Drawing Room's engagement programme ROCK PAPER SCISSORS


‘Inside Job’ Tate Staff Biennale- Tate Exchange, Tate Modern

‘Vacancy’ Group Show, Safe House Peckham, London

‘Prints & Editions’, Kobi & Teal, Somerset 


Peckham Craft Weekend, Copeland Gallery, London 


Cass Art Festival, Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf, London

'Catcus and Creatures' First Food Residency x The Koppel Project, London 6th Oct - 4th Nov '17

'Dulce Cacofonia' First Food Residency group show, Oaxaca, Mexico


Selected works on paper at 'Exchange' Zine launch, London

Textile Design BA Show, Chelsea College of Art, London


TED (Textile Environmental Design) Group Exhibition in Banqueting Hall at Chelsea College of Art featuring ‘Spatial Improvisations’ project

Exhibiting textile collection at Premiere Vision Paris


‘Good Vibrations’ Group Exhibition - Chelsea College of Art


Selected work included in RAS Exhibition ‘Towards a Progressive Arts Education: inclusion, change and intervention’– British Library Conference Centre


Textile Design BA (Hons) 2016 - Chelsea College of Art (University of the Arts London)

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