Farah Al Qasimi’s work explores how consumer culture seduces people, particularly women, with promises of beauty or self-improvement. Her practice moves fluidly between private and public spaces, but the content has primarily remained focused on locating the fantastic in the everyday.

Al Qasimi’s work has been shown at UAE Unlimited, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai (2018); Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi (2015, 2018); CCS Bard Galleries, New York (2017); Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah (2016); The Third Line, Dubai (2014, 2016) and Biennial for Arab Photography, Institut du monde arabe, Paris (2015).

She was awarded the New York NADA Artadia Prize (2018) and received a Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship, in partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design, Abu Dhabi (2014). She has also participated in residencies at the Delfina Foundation, London (2017) and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, US (2017).

Al Qasimi holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in photography from Yale University, New Haven, US (2012-2017). Born in 1991 in Abu Dhabi, she currently lives and works between New York and Dubai.

SAF participation:
March Project 2019

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