A. Sheikh

The Test - A. Sheikh

In the multimedia installation The Test, A. Sheikh explores the mental health experiences of eight Queer Muslim individuals through audio interviews set in a majlis.

A. Sheikh (they/them) is an artist working in photography, film, video, and installation. 

Drawing heavily on their experiences and identities, their work is heavily process-based and rooted in anti-oppressive practices, highlighting vulnerability as a form of resistance and empowerment. 

Their work and activism centre around the intersection of queerness, faith, and race/ethnicity. Sheikh completed their BA in Economics and Political Science at McGill University (Montreal). 

The exhibition of The Test is the culmination of their MFA in Documentary Media at Toronto Metropolitan University and was created with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).