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Salma Zulfiqar

Salma is an international artist and activist whose work revolves around refugees and asylum seekers. Inspired by a research project 'Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat' led by Professor Vicki Squire of the University of Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies, Salma created 'Routes to Peace?'. This piece is permanently located at the University of Warwick, with each "peace dove" representing a woman carrying her story with her (the scrolls). Visitors to the exhibition can also listen to audio recordings of the women telling their stories.

Other works by Salma include a piece called ‘The Migration Blanket’, which was exhibited during the Venice Biennale in 2019; a poem produced with refugees and partly influenced by the 'Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat' research project; and her latest art piece 'ARTconnects' which Salma is doing for Global Solidarity.

Salma has been supporting Refugee and Asylum seeker women throughout COVID-19 via online workshops.

Visit Salma's Facebook page ARTconnects

The Migration Blanket

'The Migration Blanket' by Salma Zulfiqar exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2019.

Click here for more information regarding this piece developed during lockdown in the UK in 2020.