Nabeela Vega is a South Asian gender/queer media artist with an interest in creative organizing. Their expressions utilize photography, performance and moving image to explore post 9/11 narratives that intersect with South Asian diasporic experiences.
Vega maintains the personal is political- which expands the work from an orientalist lens into considering its role in digital, intimate and banal spaces. Aesthetically, these narratives follow several tropes. Most commonly: persona, gold and autobiography, to build and communicate with the viewer.
Their work has been exhibited nationally, internationally & in publications like The Boston Globe, The Washington Post & The Aerogram. Past curatorial projects include RQP: Radical Queer Possibilities & MIX NYC. They are currently cultivating VIX: Virtual International Exchange. Vega will be Artist in Residence at the Boston Center for the Arts, Fall 2016 and Boston University's 808 Gallery, Spring 2017.