Amir Saadiq is an artist living and working in California.
Saadiq is interested in exploring visual semiotics and understanding how lived experience determines meaning in processing signs and symbols. His practice focuses on the impossibility of Blackness. Saadiq investigates how the juxtaposition of evocative objects forces the viewer to question the biases and limitations of cultural institutions and how they have shaped the interpretation of historical truth and artistic value.
Saadiq earned his BS from Howard University in African American History and is currently an MFA candidate at UC San Diego (2023). He has exhibited work across the United States.