Saba Taj

2019–20 Post-MFA Fellow in the Documentary Arts

The Post-MFA Fellowship in the Documentary Arts is part of CDS's Documentary Diversity Project.

Saba Taj is a Southern Muslim artist and arts advocate based in Durham, North Carolina. Her work is informed by her politicized identity as a queer Muslim in the American South, and challenges racism and xenophobia through empowered representations of people of color. Through interdisciplinary practices, Taj explores hybrid identities and the gaze, and imagines revolutionary futures. Saba was a featured speaker at TEDxDuke 2017, a founding member of Durham Artists Movement, and former executive director of The Carrack Modern Art. Taj received her BA in art education from North Carolina Central University, and an MFA in studio art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Photo of Saba Taj by Samra Habib

A Photo of Saba Taj by Samra Habib