Osman Yousefzada has been commissioned by The British Council, in partnership with the V&A and the Pakistan High Commission, as the lead interdisciplinary artist and designer for the 75 year programming for Pakistani independence. The commission will include a series of contemporary art and design interventions and interactive events.

Osman’s vision

Osman Yousefzada’s output will open up conversations of cultural production at the intersections of social justice, race and marginalised communities. Through ‘What is Seen and What is Not’, he will create a bridge between cultures, a space where communities can gather to exchange dialogue about shared rituals. The installation hopes to create new channels of discourse between the UK and Pakistan – and to celebrate 75 years of Pakistan’s independence.

Yousefzada’s installation aims to unpack, analyse, and mobilise injustices of the marginalised. The work’s interdisciplinary nature stretches across textiles, sculpture, and spatial design, bringing forward shared histories and new perspectives, along with the representation and rupture of the colonial and migrational experience.

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Osman Yousefzada

Victoria & Albert Museum