Bio:

Lamya received her Masters of Arts in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins in the UK in 2007 after graduating from the American University of Sharjah in 2004. She was the first Emirati artist to represent the U.A.E at the countrys first National participation at the 53rd Venice Biennial in 2009 where she showed Familial Series.  Lamya’s works have been included in solo and group shows around the world.  Lamya Gargash currently lives and works in Dubai. Currently represented by The Third Line Gallery, Dubai.

Statement:

Concerned with the relics of an ever self-renewing architecture, Lamya Gargash documents the forgotten spaces in public and private realms in Emirati society.  Through this practice, Gargash investigates the fast pace at which her surroundings are changing and what is left behind when a culture undergoes an unwavering thrust forward

Maji's- The Officers Club, Silver gelatin print on coat paper, 2005, Lamya Gargash

Maji's- The Officers Club, Silver gelatin print on coat paper, 2005, Lamya Gargash