June 25, 12:01 PM GMT
12,000 - 18,000 USD
SHAIKHA AL MAZROU
wet coated steel, in 8 parts
183 by 183cm.; 72⅛ by 72⅛ in.
Executed in 2019, this work is unique.
Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai
Shaikha Al Mazrou received an MA at the Chelsea College of Fine Art, University of the Arts, London in 2004, where she was awarded the prestigious MFA Student Prize. Prior to this, she studied at the College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah where she is currently a Sculpture Lecturer.
Al Mazrou’s practice is anchored in history of art, borrowing formally from minimalism and intellectually from conceptual art. Influenced by artists from the Modernist and Bauhaus Movements - such as Paul Klee, Carle Andre and Wassily Kandinsky - Al Mazrou uses the formal aspects of minimalism to engage in a current fascination with materiality in art. Often in her works she combines mass-produced materials such as electronic waste or construction materials with color and form, experimenting with these resources to create abstract geometric arrangements. Fascinated by notions of physical space, her sculptures and installations materialize as simple gestures that emphasize the representation of tension, weight and space.
Al Mazrou’s recent solo exhibitions include, Rearranging the Riddle, Maraya Art Centre Sharjah, Sharjah (2020); Expansion/Extension, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (2019); Solo Projects, Abu Dhabi Art with Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (2018).
Al Mazrou has participated in a number of group exhibitions including, Artissima, Dialogue section, with Lawrie Shabibi, Torino (2018); From Barcelona to Abu Dhabi: Works from the MACBA Art Collection in Dialogue with the Emirates, organised by ADMAF, Abu Dhabi (2018); Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates, Bolivar Art Gallery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA (2016).
In 2018, Al Mazrou was awarded the first Artist's Garden commission by the Jameel Arts Centre for her public piece Green house: Interior yet Exterior, Manmade yet Natural (2018). She is currently a finalist of Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize. Notably, Al Mazrou has been commissioned by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), Abu Dhabi Art & Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC).
Her works can be found in the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio and the Alserkal Cultural Foundation, Dubai.
Al Mazrou currently lives and works in Dubai.