Zara Asgher is a visual artist and educator from Lahore, Pakistan, currently living and practicing in Finland. She graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore, in 2011. She was awarded the prize for the 10 Best Works of the Young Artists Exhibition, Day After Tomorrow in 2012, by the Punjab Arts Council, Pakistan. Asgher has participated in group shows nationally and internationally. She was awarded a full scholarship to pursue an M.A. in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education at Aalto University, Finland. She has worked on art educational programmes with the Espoo Museum of Modern Art and the Finnish Museum of Photography.
Asgher’s practice explores themes of gender and sexuality. Drawing in public spaces is an integral part of research. The act of drawing of the ways in which different people occupy spaces lead to the understanding of how power dynamics function between genders.