Verena Jaekel

Alina Mirza and Suhayl Saadi with their daughter, Glasgow, 14 May 2011. From A Scottish Family Portraits series

About this artwork

A widely published novelist, dramatist and poet, Suhayl Saadi practises as a doctor in Glasgow. His father, also a doctor, came to Britain in 1955 and was amongst the first wave of south Asians who helped build the NHS. Alina Mirza settled in Scotland after marrying Saadi. Mirza is a curator and public health specialist. Both Mirza and Saadi are passionate about addressing the under-representation of the Pakistani community in mainstream arts. In 2005 they organised the first Pakistani film, media and arts festival in Glasgow. This intimate family portrait is full of a variety of rich colours and textures giving it a luxurious feel.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Verena JaekelGerman (born 1980)
  • title:
    Alina Mirza and Suhayl Saadi with their daughter, Glasgow, 14 May 2011. From A Scottish Family Portraits series
  • date created:
    2011
  • materials:
    digital C-type print
  • measurements:
    110.00 x 86.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Commissioned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery 2009
  • accession number:
    PGP 779.2
  • gallery:
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Verena Jaekel

Verena Jaekel