### GARRMAH-GARRAM Item Number
GARRMAH-GARRAM Item Number explores the culture of contemporary Pakistani Mujra (dance) performances and focuses on the bodies behind the performances who are the object of gaze and commodification. Despite its complex history Mujra is considered lowbrow art and exists on the margins of society. This exhibition becomes a ‘site’ in which lowbrow and highbrow art collide. It is a space which echoes the culture of Mujra; global yet underground at the same time.
Nisa Khan is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Derby. She is currently studying an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts; where her work The Browns Head out of Town was shown at Tate Britain's: Late at Tate (online). Khan’s art practice unpicks multiculturalism by paying close attention to hidden elements within British, Pakistani, and British-Pakistani popular culture. She achieves this by focussing on personal life experiences, which have activated her sense of ‘in-betweenness’; of being caught between British and Pakistani cultural extremes.
Khan is one of the selected artists for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021 award, as part of this Khans photographic work Have you been sat there plucking your fanny hair? will tour Firstsite Colchester and South London Gallery.
Invited by [QUAD](https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/)