Al Mazrou received her Masters in 2014 from the Chelsea College of Fine Art, University of the Arts London. Prior to that she studied at the College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah where she is currently a Sculpture Lecturer. Al Mazrou’s practice is anchored in history of art, borrowing formally from minimalism and intellectually from conceptual art. Influenced by artists from the Modernist and Bauhaus Movements – such as Paul Klee, Carle Andre and Wassily Kandinsky – Al Mazrou uses the formal aspects of minimalism to engage in a current fascination with materiality in art. Often in her works she combines mass-produced materials such as electronic waste or construction materials with color and form, experimenting with these resources to create abstract geometric arrangements. Fascinated by notions of physical space, her sculptures and installations materialize as simple gestures that emphasize the representation of tension, weight and space.

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Shaikha Al Mazrou
UAE, 1988
United Arab Emirates

Current Exhibitions

Shaikha Al Mazrou

Jameel Arts Centre

11 Nov — 01 Sep
Artist Shaikha Al Mazrou‘s “Green house: Interior yet Exterior, Manmade yet Natural” is the first commission of Artist’s Garden, a series of annual artists’ interventions...

Past Exhibitions

Is Old Gold?

Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre – DUCTAC
21/02/2017 — 07/04/2017

U.A.E. Unlimited Arab Exploration: A Public Privacy

Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre – DUCTAC
09/03/2015 — 09/04/2015

Solo Shows

2018
EXPANSION, Lawrie Shabibi, UAE

2017
Solo Projects, Abu Dhabi Art with Lawrie Shabibi, UAE

Group Shows

2018
From Barcelona to Abu Dhabi: Works from the MACBA Art Collection in Dialogue With the Emirates, Organised by ADMAF, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2017
Beyond: Emerging Artists, Abu Dhabi Art, UAE

2017
Art of Nature, Abu Dhabi Festival, Umm Al Emarat Park, UAE
Homage Without An Homage, curated by Cristiana De Marchi, Art Dubai, Julius Baer Lounge, UAE
Faculty Show, Al Rewaq Gallery, College of Fine Art, University of Sharjah, UAE

2016
Abu Dhabi Art, with Lawrie Shabibi, UAE

Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates, Bolivar Art Gallery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

2015
Abu Dhabi Art, with Lawrie Shabibi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Art Dubai Contemporary, with Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE
A Public Privacy, Inaugural edition of UAE Unlimited Arab Exploration, Curated by Cristiana de Marchi and Mohammed Kazem, DUCTAC, Dubai, UAE
Past Forward, Contemporary Art from the Emirates, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, California USA

Contacts & Details

City of birth: UAE Country of birth: United Arab Emirates Date of birth: 1988 Lives in: Dubai, UAE