Shaikha Al Mazrou

Shaikha Al Mazrou (b. 1988, UAE)

Shaikha Al Mazrou is a UAE national whose work investigates the use of mass-produced electronic waste as appropriated ready-mades for the creation of artworks that deal with colour, form and interaction.

The conceptual development and the assemblage method of these artworks pose diverse questions on formal aspects such as material, form, repetition and geometric structure. It is a process that, inevitably, sets off an unquestionable challenge to the ideologies of industrial mass production through its handmade qualities. The large-scale installations are metaphors for the urban development schemes, a personal revisiting of the works of Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Donald Judd and Carl Andre that anchors the formal qualities of the work in an art historical background.

Her current work explores the phenomenon of synchromism, the correspondence of colour and music. Her use of obsolete found objects is not only testing our intellect and our tolerance of what a gallery space can bring to the attention of its public, but is also an exploration of colour harmony in relation to musical harmony.


Group Exhibitions:

2011    
Art Dubai, Dubai
House 44, Al Bastakiya, Dubai

2010

Sharjah Cultural Days in Passau, useum of Modern Art, Passau
Bytes and Pieces, Al Serkal House, Sharjah
14th Asian Art Biennale, National Art Gallery, Dhaka
Experiment, Maraya Gallery, Sharjah
Exit 5, College of Fine Arts and Design, Sharjah
28th Annual Exhibition of the Emirates Fine Arts Society, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah

2009
Closure, College of Fine Arts and Design, Sharjah
That Gallery Opening, College of Fine Arts and Design, Sharjah
Islamic Motive, College of Fine Arts and Design, Sharjah
Closure, Artwork- MK, Milton Keynes
Emergence, Tenri Cultural Institute Of New York, New York
Artists Over The Frontiers, Prayer Flags, The Commune Chauveroche (France)
Artists Over The Frontiers, Prayer Flags, Lyon
Peace Postcard, Contemporary art space, Gosford
Peace Postcard, ACU Gallery, Strathfield

2008
Peace Postcard, Regional Centre for Educational Planning, Sharjah
Peace Postcard, Al Kahf Gallery, Bethlehem
Dar Al Fonoon, Creek Art Fair and design, Dubai

2006
Opening, College of Fine Arts and Design, Sharjah