Multidisciplinary artist Hemali Bhuta’s work draws on her personal experiences, memories and philosophies, and articulates themes of belonging, security, individuality and change. Taking the Art Jameel Collection work Fold as a starting point, Hemali is creating a multi-sensory room that incorporates textiles, reworked carpets, henna and spices, and that investigates in-between and transitory spaces.
Farah Al Qasimi’s Artist’s Room includes portraits taken over the past four years, plus new images that range from the intimacy of domestic interiors to vibrant public spaces of leisure and consumption, developed for this show. The New York- and Dubai-based photographic artist presents a personal, fractured and hallucinatory portrait of life in the UAE.
New Delhi-based Seher Shah’s drawings, prints and sculptures explore ideas around space, objects and aesthetics. Shah’s Artist’s Room features two major works, a three-part graphite drawing, Emergent Structures: Relative noise, Planar landscape and Capital mass, plus Studies in form, a collaborative body of work that dwells on brutalist architectural forms and comprises around 120 drawings, prints and photographs, made in collaboration with photographer Randhir Singh.