The work of Reem Al Ghaith reflects the ambivalence felt by most Emiratis about the rapid changes that have brought wealth and, particularly for artists, opportunities, but have also resulted in a loss of cultural identity and the rapid destruction of any physical connection to the landscape of the past.

For the 9th Sharjah Biennial, Al Ghaith recreated a 2008 installation titled Dubai: What's left of her land? The work combined a wide range of media in what was a large-scale and ambitious project.

Al Ghaith has been shown in exhibitions including at the Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2010), the Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris (2010), the Sharjah Biennial (2009), the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi (2009), the Vitra Design Museum, Weil An Rhein, Germany (2008) the Tashkeel Gallery, Dubai (2008) and House 69, Bastakiya, Dubai (2008).

Reem Al Ghaith graduated with a BSc in Visual Communication from the School of Architecture and Design, American University of Sharjah, UAE. She was born in 1985 in Dubai, UAE, where she currently lives and works.

October 2010

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 9