Sadia Salim studied Design at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS), Karachi, and completed Ed.M. in Art and Art Education from Columbia University, New York. She is a recipient of the coveted Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Award and Fulbright Scholarship. She has been part of conferences, residencies and exhibitions in Pakistan as well as internationally. Salim has extensive experience in teaching art and design at the undergraduate level including coordinating the Department of Ceramics at IVS (2005 - 2010). Presently she is Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Art, and also writes on art and craft for newspapers, catalogues and journals. Her current multidisciplinary art practice revolves around the notion of place and personal experiences of place as an impetus to understand, absorb and create, whereby place could be ‘Home’ or an entirely new location. The resulting work based on the narratives arising from everyday experiences often envelope larger social/political/historical concerns.