Project Space Artist Residency

Ambarien Alqadar is a filmmaker and artist. Living between places, the metaphor of border-crossing is central to her creative practice. Her works explore intersections of dislocations, memory, history and collective trauma. Experiments with cinematic technologies are central to her hybrid practice between narrative, documentary and experimental forms. Alqadar is currently working on hybrid interpretations of  futuristic feminist utopias from the point of view of Sultana; a revolutionary Muslim woman who becomes a traveler across time and space. She lives between New Delhi and New York where she teaches at The Rochester Institute of Technology Film and Animation Program. 

Still from Sultana’s Dream by Ambarien Alqadar (2021) Single-Channel Video. Work in Progress © Ambarien Alqadar, courtesy of the artist


This program is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Max and Marian Farash Foundation; and Joy of Giving Something.