Farah Al Qasimi is an artist and musician. She studied photography and music at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, where she earned her Bachelor and Master degrees. Farah’s practice over the years has moved fluidly between private and public spaces, but the content has primarily remained focused on locating the fantastic in the everyday. She also explores how consumer culture seduces people, particularly women, with promises of beauty or self-improvement. Selected exhibitions include More Good News, Helena Anrather Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2017); No to The Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects, CCS Bard Galleries, New York, NY, USA; Coming Up Roses, The Third Line, Dubai (2016); the first Biennial for Arab Photography, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris (2015); Walls and Margins, the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah (2016); Emirati Expressions, Manarat al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi (2015); Accented, Maraya Art Center, Sharjah (2015); and The World is Sinking, The Third Line, Dubai (2014). Farah has participated in residencies at the Delfina Foundation, London, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Burren College of Art in Ireland, at her studio in Dubai (with the support of the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation) and at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She also participated in the Sheikha Salama Foundation and Rhode Island School of Design Emerging Artist Fellowship. Farah’s work is housed in public collections including Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE; the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Festival, Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE.

Farah Al Qasimi
Farah Al Qasimi
Dubai, 1991
United Arab Emirates

Past Exhibitions

Ishara: Signs, Symbols and Shared Languages

Concrete
05/03/2018 — 01/04/2018

Farah Al Qasimi: It’s Not Easy Being Seen

In front of Nadi Al Quoz 13/03/2017 — 29/04/2017

Farah Al Qasimi: Coming Up Roses

The Third Line
15/06/2016 — 16/07/2016

Accented

Maraya Art Centre
01/03/2015 — 16/05/2015

Solo Shows

2017
More Good News, Helena Anrather Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2016
Coming Up Roses, The Third Line, Project Space, Dubai, UAE

2014
The World Is Sinking, The Third Line, Project Space, Dubai, UAE

2013
Sunset Circus, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE
Hung From The Moon, The Pavilion Downtown, Dubai, UAE

Group Shows

2017
No to The Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects, CCS Bard Galleries, New York, NY, USA
A Scream Runs Through The House, Helena Anrather Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2016
Esoteric Rodeo, Yale School of Art Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
Somewhere Not Here, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN
Walls and Margins, Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

2015
The Gates Are Open: First Year MFAs, Green Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA Black Mirror, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY, USA
First Biennial of Contemporary Arab Photography, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
Emirati Expressions: Conventions of Arts, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE Emirati Insights, Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE Accented, Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, UAE

2014
Photography Residency Group Show, SVA Flatiron Gallery, New York, NY, USA Past Forward: Contemporary Art From the Emirates, Meridian Art Centre, Washington D.C., USA

2013
When You Wake Up, House 33 at Sikka Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

2012
The Present: Contemporary Art from The Emirates, Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, UAE
Senior Thesis Exhibition, Yale School of Art Green Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Dubai Country of birth: United Arab Emirates Date of birth: 1991 Lives in: UAE
W: Farah Al Qasimi M: f.alqasimi@gmail.com