Farah Al Qasimi

Working primarily with photography, video and performance, Farah Al Qasimi examines postcolonial structures of power, gender and taste in the Gulf Arab states. 

Farah studied photography and music at Yale University in 2012 and received her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2017. 

Selected exhibitions include Artist's Rooms, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, (2019), Conversation 7 (with Marcela Pardo Ariza), San Francisco Arts Commission (2018); No to the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects, CCS Bard Galleries, New York (2017); More Good News, Helena Anrather, New York (2017), and Coming Up Roses, The Third Line, Dubai (2016). 

She has participated in residencies at the Delfina Foundation, London (2017); the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine (2017); and was recently awarded the New York NADA Artadia Prize and the Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer's Fellowship (2018). 

Farah’s work is housed in public collections including Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE; Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE; the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Festival, Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE. 

Farah lives and works between New York and Dubai. She is currently a critic at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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