Alina Akbar

Alina Akbar is a visual artist and storyteller whose work spans film, photography and installation, and explores the complexities of working-class representation and issues of diversity.

In 2023, Alina was selected to take part in At HOME With Jerwood, a Jerwood Developing Artist Fund programme delivered by HOME.

During her residency, Alina would like to further explore the use of film and video with a specific interest in a moving image project that looks at faith behind bars: how having an existing faith shapes people’s experience of life in prison and how prison might have an impact on people converting to a faith.