Bolo has collectively exhibited and been featured in: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Netherlands, Christie’s Dubai, Tate Modern, BP Art Exchange, ArtNet, The Guardian, CNN, Vice, Huffington Post and The New York Times.
Bolo is a multi-disciplinary artist duo comprised of Saks Afridi and Qinza Najm who hail from Pakistan and New York respectively. Their name, which translates as "Speak Up" in Urdu directly relates to the type of work they create. Using painting and sculpture, Bolo focus on identity, religion, universal humanity and world affairs and asks questions of the viewer.
The Frontiers series explores the tension between chaos and order and the need for belonging in an ever-globalizing world, while exploring territorial borders and disputed areas around the world. The work is equivocal and open to multiple interpretations and is intended to illuminate the geographic and psychological paradoxes that exist in migratory conditions. The compositions in the series reflect disputed borders and regions as seen through Google satellite maps, which are used as a loose foundation for the artwork. Bolo challenges the notions of global governance, ethnicity and religion as a social construct, questioning whether they should be represented by arbitrary lines. Ultimately humanity is universal, regardless of which side of the border one is on. Desires, Dreams, aspirations, fears and basic needs are ubiquitous. The human need to connect is universal and knows no borders.