Zahra Jewanjeee

Zahra Jewanjee (B. Pakistan 1983) is an artist and educator living and working in the UAE. She received her BFA from the National College of Arts, Pakistan, and MFA in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, USA. She is a recipient of the Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship, Abu Dhabi 2016. Zahra has shown in Lahore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London, Gdansk, New York, and Providence. Her work was featured in ‘Dimensions of Citizenship’ for the Venice Architecture Biennale – US Pavilion 2018, RISD NatureLab, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, MAS Context Chicago, Guernica Magazine, and among other publications. Zahra is currently an adjunct professor at the American University in Dubai. She investigates how structure comes into play in the order of things, the subtle nuances of human fragility that are both singular and multiplied, individual and collective, distinguished by similarity or difference, shifting and probing poetics that embody mystical and scientific questions through painting, sculpture, and print.

“Artists and scientists are both asking questions about the world, they’re just doing it in different ways”
Alex Braidwood
Director, Iowa Lakeside Lab Artists-in-Residence Program
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