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Self Portrait

An ever ongoing series consisting of over 45 images and animated loops stemming from one self portrait. Through the process of artmaking, I attempt to soothe my inner fragmentation while memorializing my father who passed away when I was a child. 


After his demise, photographs and belongings of him were rather swiftly removed. Naturally, my memories about him also eventually departed. Today, the only meaningful thing I possess of him is a studio portrait. A stranger, in a black suit and tie.


As I keep adding more years to my existence, I realize that his absence adds to a vast drought in my understanding of self. This series of work is perhaps a way of navigating that multilayered fragmented version of myself. 

Ata Mojlish Selfportrait at exhibition in Dhaka


Image, Video, 3D

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