Virtual Studio Visit: Nabihah Iqbal

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    Nabihah Iqbal, performance at V&A Friday Late, 2020. Photo: Shahir Iqbal / Courtesy of Nabihah Iqbal.

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    Nabihah Iqbal. Courtesy of Nabihah Iqbal.

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Past Event

This event was on Wed 5 May, 5-6:30pm

Access Information

Join a virtual studio visit with musician Nabihah Iqbal hosted by Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective, Duchamp & Sons.

Nabihah is a musician, DJ, producer and broadcaster from London. Her debut album, Weighing of the Heart, was released in December 2017 and she is an artist-in-residence at Somerset House writing and recording her second album. She has hosted a bi-weekly show on NTS Radio since 2015 drawing on her studies in history and ethnomusicology to explore musical traditions and cultures without boundaries. She has also been a BBC radio resident since 2018.

Inter-disciplinary projects form an important part of Nabihah’s work. She has collaborated with Chinese artist Zhang Ding; been commissioned by Tate to compose music for the Turner Prize; collaborated with artist Wolfgang Tillmans as part of his Tate Modern exhibition and was recently involved in a group performance at the Barbican as part of its major Basquiat retrospective.

Nabihah has a multi-faceted background and boasts an MPhil in South African History from Cambridge, experience working in human rights law and a black belt in Karate.

This event will involve:

  • A conversation with Nabihah on her work and career journey, why we love music, and its significance in our lives.
  • Listening to her music and field recordings from around the world.
  • An opportunity to ask questions

This event is free but booking is required.  

Ticket booking is via Eventbrite. Please use an account or create one after booking as you will need to log into your account to access the Zoom link for the event on the day.

This event will take place on Zoom; attendees will be sent joining instructions ahead of the event. 

Please read our Participation Guidelines before booking. By registering, we expect all attendees to follow the behaviours and guidance set out in the document.

Virtual Studio Visits is a programme curated by Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective, Duchamp & Sons, inviting artists across the globe to share their creative workspaces and practices. Each visit is framed around a specific theme devised by the group including community, sustainability and the environment, music, wellbeing, identity, and representation. See upcoming visits here

About Nabihah Iqbal

Find out more about Nabihah on her website and see what she’s currently up to on her Instagram.

Listen to her shows at NTS Radio and BBC Radio 6.

About Duchamp & Sons

Duchamp & Sons is Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective. They meet regularly to explore art, curate exhibitions, film, music and performance events at Whitechapel Gallery. Their choice of name combines a reference to the artist Marcel Duchamp and to a shop on Whitechapel High Street, Albert & Son.

Find out more about Duchamp & Sons here.