Mareena Daredia - Adjunct Instructor
Mareena DarediaAdjunct Instructor
Social Science & Cultural Studies
DeKalb Hall 3
14/SP-SS-490-09 Special Topics
14/SP-SS-490-08 Special Topics
M.F.A., Pratt Institute
Mareena Waheeda Daredia was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She grew up in Dubai, Uinted Arab Emirates and later moved to Canada where she completed her B.F.A. in Toronto. DarediaÂ’s recent photography series Â“Rituals and TaboosÂ” and Â“Zabiha: halal meat slaughter houseÂ” explore the religious, cultural and personal rituals of Muslims living in North America.
Her work is shown at Queens Museum, Arts India Gallery, P.S. 122, Kentler Drawing space, Smack Mellon, Henry Street Settlement, Rotunda Gallery, Rutgers University and Pratt Institute. She has been invited to speak at the International Center for Photography, Pratt Institute and several other art organizations.
Recently, she curated a 24-muslim-artists group show called Â“Changing Climate, Changing ColorsÂ” shown at Henry Street Settlement.