Safira Patel

Safira Patel is a working artist born and raised in Los Angeles. She is very interested in historical intersections of queer and Muslim culture. Her practice includes analog photography, found object and sound installation, and performance, while also exploring different art forms in the context of a larger history, such as underground zine and bookmaking, indigenious tattooing, and knitting. She cares deeply about supporting programming for communities that comes from a place of genuine need, care, and interest around the community.

Updated June 2020

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Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column

What we hold

Over the past several years, Vigilant Love (an organization working towards safety and justice of communities impacted by Islamophobia and violence), has hosted a community Iftar bringing together hundreds of Muslim, Japanese American, and other Los Angeles community members in the spirit of many years of solidarity practice between our communities. This was the first year the program had to be virtual due to Covid-19, but over 170 people still came together for the online breaking of the fast. I had the great honor of working with Vigilant Love’s Solidarity Arts Fellows to collaborate …

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