Amna Walayat

Visual artist

Amna Walayat is a Cork-based Pakistani visual artist. Her current practice is based on traditional and neo-Indo-Persian Miniature painting, expressing her hybrid cultural experiences and her position as migrant artist. Her recent shows include a yearlong exhibition The Narrow Gate of Here and Now at IMMA, 191 RHA, Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival in Chester Beatty and Mill Theatre and a two-person show at LHQ. Interested to promote South Asian Art in Ireland, she has established Pakistan Ireland Arts Exchange. Currently she is working on her South Asian community-based project as Creative Producer in Residence with Cork County Council. She curated the e-exhibition of "Pakistani Artists Community in Ireland" in collaboration with Embassy of Pakistan Dublin 2020; and 1st Indo-Persian Miniature exhibition with Cork County Council in Mallow, 2021. Amna has an MA in Art History Theory and Criticism from UCC, and an MA in Fine Arts from Punjab University, Lahore. She has worked with National Art Gallery and Alhamra Arts Council as Programme Organiser and Curator in Pakistan. She is the recipient of a number of awards from the Arts Council and currently is working on Pluck Project and 40th EVA International Platform Commission.