Hira Nabi is an artist and filmmaker who works with images and text to tell stories of the everyday. Her practice is concerned with the environment, the often unseen, and a slow process of re-earthing: by which she intends to shift focus away from anthropocentric stories into a more interconnected and larger witnessing of the times we live in.

Her work has shown in competition at AFI Docs, CPH:DOX, Sundance, Palm Springs, DokuFest, and been included in the Lahore Biennale, Liverpool Biennial, Sonsbeek Qaudrennial, GIBCA Biennale, Colomboscope, and has been exhibited at SAVVY Contemporary, Extra City, Johann Jacobs Museum, Ashkal Alwan, among others. She is the recipient of the Edith-Russ-Haus media art grant for 2021, and is currently developing a moving image work set in former colonial hill stations in Pakistan.

She was awarded the 2020 Next Generation Prince Claus Award, and her short film All That Perishes at the Edge of Land (2019) was nominated for the IDA Best Short Award. 

Films by Hira Nabi

All That Perishes at the Edge of Land

A ship berthed at Gadani and the shipbreakers coming from all over Pakistan to break it discover that they might have more in common than otherwise imagined, when they enter into a conversation.