Born and based in Dubai, Zeinab Al Hashemi is a conceptual artist and designer specializing in site-specific installation, and spatial art.
Her process forges a connection between an honored tradition and a distinguished contemporary pieces relying on technical and creative knowledge collected through experience. Alhashemi executes visionary art through raw and overlooked materials. Her personal journey to understand her identity, the world around her, and the universal symbol that shapes our reality. Her art reflects the connection between nature, sacred geometry, and ancient knowledge to contribute to the region and global consciousness.
Alhashemi supports the importance of public art, and is always keen to engage the public with her work, she believes that as a growing art and culture scene, it is her responsibility as an artist to draw awareness not only on art and design, but how it can inspire the society. By deconstructing and reconstructing her chosen medium she gives viewers a different perspective on the landscape they are situated in.
Another part of her research revolves around the past and history of her environment, documenting the process of change through her perception and the state from “What is’ to “What could be”, only this time it’s not the history it holds, but also the story she tells.
Commissions and Exhibitions:
“hexalite’ x Swarovski -Dubai Design Week 2016- Unlimited Arab Explorations-“Alharaka Baraka” (Maraya Art Center) 2016 -The time is out of joint - (SAF)2015- Emirati Expression - (ADART)2015- WASL - (Dubai Design Days)2016-
Past Forward – Washington DC (2014), Cuadro Gallery DIFC-Urban Phantasmagoria (2014), Design Days Dubai- Tashkeel Gallery (2014). Capital D Studio Show 2013. Sharjah Biennial 11 (2013). Design Days Dubai 2013. Art in Residence (Air) 2012. Abayah (Ara Gallery) 2012. Christies Auction for Noor Dubai 2012. In 2011 she exhibited in 40 Poems From the Desert and UAE | A Work of Art 2011 at The Ara Gallery, Sikka Art Fair - 2010, 2012-2011, (MinD) Made in Dubai 2011, DUCTAC and participated in the Abu Dhabi Airport Center Project for 2011. Alhashemi was also selected to work and collaborate with Calligrapher Nja Mahdauoie to create an art piece for Noor Dubai charity auction in Christie’s Dubai.