Imran Nafees Siddiqui, a performing and visual artist from Islamabad Pakistan has been awarded a Research Residency by Pro Helvetia and is currently in Switzerland.
About Imran Nafees Siddiqui
Performing and Visual Artists, Social Activist, Theatre Director in Islamabad Pakistan
Imran Nafees Siddiqui is an artist (performing & visual) and social activist who uses the power of art, be it theater, dance, film, visual art, performance or photography, for his expression. With an education background in Social Sciences, Imran’s association with a variety of projects is based on the basic premise of training and development through creativity. He has pioneered platforms for expression through research, training, theater, workshops, exhibitions and books by virtue of which he has channelised the talent and the ‘need to express’ of many people including women and children in under-developed areas of the country.
Besides being a gender trainer, and researcher to many writer, director and actor for his theatre group, Dugdugi,
Imran offers his skills as creative counselor and trainer to individuals / groups / organizations, and a myriad of human rights organizations. Imran is presently heading Institute of Performing Arts and teaching theatre and movement.
What is the difference between a Studio Residency and a Research Residency?
A studio residency (max. 3 months) gives artists the chance to gain a broad insight into a different cultural environment. The aim of the residency is to find inspiration, establish networks and contemplate new projects and cooperations. While a research residency is shorter (max. 4 weeks) and enables artists and cultural practitioners to carry out research. The aim of the research residency is to prepare an exchange project.