Undisciplined Pleasures, Vigilant Defiance
Solo Show, Opening 6 MAR 2020 @Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia, PAView Project
Sarah K. Khan, multimedia maker/scholar, writes and creates content (prints, photography, films) about food, culture, women, and migrants. Her research has taken her to live with Bedouins in Palestine, document the plight of Indian women farmers, traverse the world of Queens NY, and film diverse women cooks about their foods and ways in Fez, Morocco. Her short films intersect globalization, environmental degradation, gender disparity, race and caste discrimination and the loss of biocultural diversities. Khan has degrees in Middle Eastern history (BA), public health and nutrition (MPH, MS), and traditional ecological knowledge systems/plant sciences (PhD). She is a two-time Fulbright scholar, and the recipient of multiple grants and fellowship to carry out her work. She is currently working on three multimedia projects: one on US and South Asian women farmers (with a brown supershero narrator), a continuation of The Migrant Kitchens, and The Book of Delights, often these nuanced projects overlap and intersect.