Shaikha Rashid Al Mazrou

Assistant Arts Professor of Visual Arts Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MA Chelsea University of the Arts London

Research Areas: Sculpture, Installation, Mixed Media, Materiality

Shaikha Al Mazrou’s sculptural experimentations and investigations are expressions of materiality—articulations of tension and the interplay between form and content as well as an intuitive keenly felt understanding of materials and their physical properties. She combines and evolves ideas from contemporary artistic movements similarly preoccupied with formal and material elements, from color theory to geometric abstraction.

Al Mazrou’s work has been shown in a number of exhibitions, including From Barcelona to Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi (2017); The Art of Nature, Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) (2017); Homage without an Homage, Art Dubai (2017); Is Old Gold?, Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre (DUCTAC) (2017); Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates, Fowler Museum, University of California, Los Angeles (2015); 1st International Arezzo Biennial of Art, Italy (2013); 14th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh (2010); 28th Annual Exhibition of the Emirates Fine Arts Society, Sharjah Art Museum (2010) and Sharjah Cultural Days, Museum of Modern Art, Passau, Germany (2010).

In 2018 Al Mazrou was awarded the first Artist's Garden commission by the Jameel Arts Centre for her public piece Greenhouse: Interior yet Exterior, Manmade yet Natural. She was one of five international artists commissioned by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture to produce a public artwork at the Jalila Cultural Centre for Children in Dubai as part of Make Art Possible (2014). She has also taken part in residency programmes sponsored by the Delfina Foundation, London (in collaboration with Tashkeel, Dubai) and the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Bastakiya, Dubai (2011).

Shaikha Al Mazrou is an artist and a professor of Visual Art. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Sharjah (2010) ana master’s from Chelsea College of Fine Art, University of the Arts, London (2014).

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