ZEINAB AL HASHEMI | I) BE AS YOU ARE THE UNIVERSE II) AND BE EVERYTHING TO YOURSELF
ZEINAB AL HASHEMI
I) BE AS YOU ARE THE UNIVERSE
II) AND BE EVERYTHING TO YOURSELF
neon tubelight, in 2 parts
each: 80 by 180cm.; 31½ by 71in.
This work is unique.
This work is in very good condition.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai/New York
Zeinab Alhashemi (b. 1985, United Arab Emirates), an Emirati conceptual artist based in Dubai, graduated from Zayed University with a BA in Arts and Science where she specialised in Multimedia Design. She has since become known for her largescale contemporary sight-specific installations.
Alhashemi is fascinated with capturing the transformation of the UAE following the country’s construction and industrial boom. She examines the contrast as well as interdependence that came to exist between the abstract, geometric shapes of urbanism and the organic form associated with her country’s natural landscape. In her experimental installations, in search of a new identity appropriate to the modern condition, the artist deconstructs the viewer’s understanding of their surroundings with the hope of encouraging new perceptions of reality. Drawing inspiration from the natural topography of the UAE, Alhashemi experiments with a variety of materials to position the viewer over the intangible boundary between the natural and artificial.
In her short career, the young artist has participated in numerous art fairs, festivals and biennales including Vitalism, Montroi celebrating Nomadism, Dubai Design Week, Dubai (2017); Alharaka Baraka, Unlimited Arab Explorations, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah (2016); Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah (2013); 40 Poems From the Desert and UAE, Ara Gallery; Sikka Art Fair, Dubai (2010, 2011-2012) and the UAE Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo (2010 and 2011).
Alhashemi was commissioned by the Institute de France and DCT Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi to showcase at the inauguration of the Louvre Abu Dhabi (2018). Additionally, she took part in A.i.R Dubai, a collaboration between the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Art Dubai, Delfina Foundation and Tashkeel (2012). She also participated in the Abu Dhabi Airport Centre Project for Formula One (2011).
Alhashemi is currently one of the Artists in Residence for SETI-Institute – an Art and Science residency that encourages engagement and research between artists and scientists. Her next commissions will be revealed at EXPO2021 Dubai at the Sustainable Pavilion.
Alhashemi lives and works in the UAE.