My practice is multidisciplinary combining sculpture, collage, and photography to investigate interconnected cultures. Place and memory are considered through an ongoing engagement with my own mixed heritage and itinerant upbringing between Europe and the United Arab Emirates. I explore notions of rootlessness while reflecting on the tension between attachment to place and the mapping of one’s identity.
Through the use of non-hierarchical and accessible materials, such as re-purposed cardboard, tarpaulin, and tape, I interrogate the relationship between these surfaces and itinerancy. Incorporating my own photographs within my sculptural output, my work expands on the relationship between the two and three dimensional while conveying my interest in geographical and metaphorical borders.
My process involves constructing, juxtaposing, assembling, and connecting materials and objects through systems of geometry, repetition, and seriality. I use a combination of materials such as pastels, paints, mosaic mirrors, and staples to embellish intuitively yet structurally, embracing symmetry and chance. Materials are subverted, colour, modularity and playfulness are embraced, while exploring cardboard as a portal and symbolic body.
This methodology has led to the development of a cross-cultural visual language imbued with my own multicultural experiences, generating hybrid works where disparate cultures complement each other.
(b.1995) Lives and works in London
2020-2023: BA (Hons) Fine Art, City and Guilds of London Art School, UK
Selected group exhibitions:
PADA Residency 39, PADA Gallery, Barreiro, Portugal, July 2023
City and Guilds of London Art School Degree Show,June 2023
Works that never came to life, 3D Women, Art Hub Studios, London, June 2023
Impressions, Ugly Duck, City and Guilds of London Art School Interim show, June 2022
Model Village, Amersham Arms, London, April 2022
Come one, Come all, The Function Suite, London, March 2022
Rebuilding Beirut with Pride, The Auction Collective, October 2021
Permanent Temporary, London Design Festival, The Bottle Factory, September 2021
Intersection, AMP Studios, City and Guilds of London Art School Interim show,August 2021
Life on Venus- The Landscape, The Human, The Organic The Tub Hackney/The Auction Collective, London, December 2020-February 2021
Construction, Candid Arts Trust, London, December 2017
Promenade with me, International Emerging artist award, Dubai, May 2015
Worshipful Company of Grocers Grant 2020-2023
Sir Denis Mahon Sculptural Project Grant 2022-2023)
London Bronze Editions (2022-2023)
PADA (July 2023)
A.N degree show guide 2023 (pg.15)