Saira Barbaric

They / THEM

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Saira Barbaric
Dolls, Clay and Found Objects on Canvas
(Reveal of finished piece is TBD)
12" x 24"

The phenomenon of the Black Barbie was still so fresh in my youth. It amazed but still did not fit my reality. I aim to build a piece of Black Barbie bodies adjusted and reformed to fit the kind of dreamy creatures that fit my childhood imaginings.

Below are images of some of my drawings and mask work to exemplify the kinds of forms I will be playing with and creating.

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BIOGRAPHY

Saira Barbaric (they. he. she. ze.) is a multidisciplinary, gender-blending hedonist creature in a thicc Black human suit. Saira graduated from The Theatre School at DePaul with BFA in costume design. Since then, he/she has become a fervent creator of performance, porno, events and visual art that explore speculative fiction, erotica, Afropsychedlic vibes and glitch aesthetics. Since 2015, Saira’s work has shown over thirteen cities around the United States, two in Europe and three in Canada. Saira is currently building up their/zir visual art portfolio and functioning as a producer, writer and co-director of Scumtrust Productions, a nonbinary porn project.

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