Asma Belhamar’s work explores the phenomenon of 'megastructure' in the UAE and confronts the visual memory of the land. Her design-based practice reflects her interest in surface and pattern design, and she makes fabric and paper wall installations, experimenting with printing and projection techniques in her construction of three-dimensional structures.
Since 2009, Belhamar’ works have been shown in a number of exhibitions in the UAE, including Art: Process & Practice, a Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship (SEAF) exhibition at Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi (2015). Her work has also been presented in Place, Memory, Time at 1stdibs Gallery, New York (2017). She is an assistant professor at the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, Dubai (2017–present), and she also worked at Zayed University as a graphic designer in the Marketing and Publications Department (2012).
She completed the Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship, in partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design, Abu Dhabi (2014), and she was awarded the Shaikha Manal Young Artist Award in the fine arts category (2011). She received a BA in visual arts from the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, Dubai (2012) and an MFA degree in textile design from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, US (2017).
Belhamar was born in 1988 in Dubai, where she continues to live and work.
March Project 2019