Qanitah is based with the National Trust Creative Team, she will be helping carry out exciting new projects in London that highlight special places and sites, centre in on heritage, wellbeing and culture, through public programmes, research, providing digital media support, and audience engagement.
Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Qanitah moved to the USA to pursue her undergraduate degree at Mount Holyoke College, where she majored in Fine Art and minored in Anthropology. After graduating, she moved to London and has worked with several different art and cultural organisations to promote, preserve and re-think what culture and heritage entails in the 21st century. At the same time, she also works on developing her art practice in illustration and helps curate and organise exhibitions with a group of artists in London. Connecting to a deeper, more aware self, and interacting with other artists to build community is what keeps bringing her back to her practice.
She is thoroughly excited to be a New Museum School Trainee, to get to know more creatives, develop old and new skills, and to think critically about heritage and culture – how to weave under-represented narratives into the social fabric of a cosmopolitan and transient city like London.