Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1970 she lives and works in London.
She makes films, video installations and photographic projects in
which she distils a profound passion and knowledge of cinematic language
and an analysis of the mechanisms which underlie every act of perception.
Through the construction of spaces made up of multiple projections,
the artist involves the viewer in a game of visual echoes, creating
poetic narrations which vary according to the movement of the gaze
and the body within them. From the very beginning, Islam has addressed
the history of cinema, deconstructing the narrative mechanisms and
reconstructing passages, fragments and poetic nuclei.
Day of Spring (2005)
Far To Fårö (2004-2005)
The First To See What You See As You See It (2004)
1/16 inch = 1 foot (2003)
Eye Movement (2002)
Out (Blink) (1998)
- Turn (Gaze of Orpheus) (1998)
/ 2003 Arena, Samling Foundation and NESTA Commission
London Arts, 'Visual Arts' Award
Ford Motor Co & Breakthrough, 'Nuture & Desire' Commission,
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, 'Premio
Regione Piemonte 2000'
University of East London / Richmix Commission Amsterdam
Fonds voor de Kunst 'Aanmoedigings Prijs '99'
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, 'Acquisitions
Prize', NUFFIC Scholarship
Foundation of Sports and Arts Awards Campden