Third Worlds: Third World/ Karachi (2011)

Through Voices Breaking Boundaries, I worked with artist Robert Pruitt and a team of artists in Houston’s historic Third Ward to co-produce and co-curate Third Worlds: Third Ward/Karachi.

Artists from Karachi sent work, and the Houston-based artists and I created site-specific installations in two residential homes through which we explored parallels between the Third Ward and elements of life in Karachi.

Video collage, From Our Interior ((the footage is primarily from a Sufi shrine outside of Karachi)Read More »


Third Worlds: Third Ward/Karachi’s interactive websiteRead More »
CultureMap story about the productionRead More »
Documentary screening and discussion about Third Worlds: Third Ward/Karachi in Karachi, PakistanRead More »

Third Worlds: Third Ward/Karachi was made possible through the support of: the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Houston Endowment, Inc.; Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; The Simmons Foundation; & Texas Commission on the Arts. VBB receives funding support from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.


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Sehba Sarwar Art Car
Front hood of art car, Digital Meets Pakistani Truck Art, that I designed with artist Eric Hester. The car features stickers of buraq images from Karachi; photo by Burnell McCray