Hayward Gallery | London
The large-scale structure’s organic form contrasts with the concrete facade of the gallery, in a work that explores themes of urban space, ecology and community.
The installation’s bamboo frame is supported by an industrial metal skeleton, combining two predominant materials associated with buildings from both South Asia and London.
Waqif works at the intersection of art, architecture and design. After studying architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, he worked as an apprentice in a carpentry workshop. Here, he developed an interest in natural materials and craft practices contradicted by his training, which promoted moving away from traditional forms of architecture.
Supported by the Bagri Foundation. Additional support provided by Nature Morte, New Delhi, India.