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Salma Zulfiqar is an International Artist and Human Rights Activist working on migration. Her current creative projects, such as ARTconnects™ & The Migration Blanket™, focus on empowering refugee and migrant women by promoting integration and peace and tolerance to stop hate crimes and extremism. Her artwork has been exhibited during the Venice Biennale 2019 and in 2022 in Italy, London, Birmingham, Paris, Greece & Dubai. In 2022 Salma was presented with the U.K Prime Minister's prestigious Points of Lights Award in recognition of her 'exceptional service empowering refugee women through art classes.' She has been celebrated as one of Birmingham's leading trail blazers in the book One Upon A Time in Birmingham - Women Who Dared to Dream". In 2019, she was awarded the We Are the City 'Rising Star Diversity Award', powered by The Sunday Times. In 2020, she was appointed a UNESCO affiliate artist. Her work on diversity has been opening the doors for female minority artists in the UK and beyond. In 2023, Salma was bestowed with The British Empire Medal in King Charles III Honours List for services to The Arts and Education and was also honoured with the prestigious British Citizen Award for services to The Arts.

Current Project: The Migration Blanket™ Climate Solidarity film - Trailer 2022
Exhibiting during the Venice Biennale 2022 and shown at The Commonwealth Games Festival in 2022.

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