1971 - ...: Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq, Painter (UK)
"Rubbena is a London-based artist and facilitator whose work concerns culture, deaf identity and, as a deaf woman of Pakistani heritage, the multi-faceted nature of being a ‘minority within a minority’
Through painting and installations, she creates visual representations of language and emotional expression through her use of colour and form. Rubbena has exhibited widely nationally and internationally and has featured several times on national TV.
Recent commissions have included work for the ITV ‘Create’ series broadcast in 2019, and being Lead Artist for ‘Translating the Deaf Self’, a joint academic and artistic project exploring deaf peoples’ lived experience of being represented through translation. "
To read a story on Rubbena's life written by her mother and her primary school teacher, click here.
Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq discusses her work in the arts and supporting Deaf women from ethnic minorities.
BSL Zone: Tessa Padden interviews Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq about her remarkable life, including working to support Deaf women from ethnic minorities. She also explains what led her to be a successful artist, her education (including having four degrees) and about her work as an art psychotherapist.