Lamya Gargash an Emarati photographer and artist with a degree in Visual communication from The American University of Sharjah and a Masters
degree in Communication Design (photography pathway) from Central Saint Martins in the UK in 2007.

Concerned with the relics of an ever self-renewing architecture, Lamya Gargash documents the forgotten spaces in public and private realms in Emirati society. Throughout her career Gargash has won a number of awards for her work in film and photography.

Gargash participated at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009) as the featured artist at the UAE’s first evernational pavilion. Presenting her new series Familial, Gargash exhibited photographs taken across the UAE, which visually play with the notion of hospitality and the politics of interior design.

Lamya Gargash
Lamya Gargash
Dubai, 1982
United Arab Emirates

Past Exhibitions

Portrait of a Nation

me Collectors Room Berlin Stiftung Olbricht
13/09/2017 — 29/10/2017

Solo Shows

2011
Presence & Familial Series, Galleriea Marabini, Italy

2011
Presence & Familial Series, Galerie Sabine Knust,
Munich, Germany

2010
Presence Series, Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Cologne, Italy

2009
Familial Series, UAE Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Majlis Series, Sharjah Biennale 9, Sharjah Museum, Sharjah, UAE

2008
Presence, The Third Line, Doha, Qatar Creek Art Fair,
Dubai, UAE

Group Shows

2011
My Father’s House, Curated by Lucy Till Awny of the British
Council, Held in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UK
(London and LiverPool)

2011
Sharjah Cultural Days in Korea: in partnership with Gyeonggi
Museum of Modern Art

2011
Changing Stakes: Contemporary Art Dialogues in Dubai”,
Mercer Union: Toronto, Canada

2011
Wet Tiles (2003), Shubbak Festival- Iniva, London, UK

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Dubai Country of birth: United Arab Emirates Date of birth: 1982 Lives in: Dubai, UAE
W: Lamia Gargash M: info@lamiagargash.com