Artist’s Rooms: Seher Shah and Randhir Singh
Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE
7 March – 8 June 2019
Seher Shah’s drawings, prints and sculptures explore ideas around space, landscape, objects and aesthetics. This Artist’s Room features two major works: a three-part graphite drawing, Emergent structures: relative noise, planar landscape and capital mass, and Studies in form, a collaborative body of work with photographer Randhir Singh. Studies in form draws on overlapping tropes in architecture, photography, drawing and printmaking. The work comprises a series of cyanotype prints that build on a long-term interest in concepts of architectural scale and sculptural intent.
Drawn largely from the Art Jameel Collection, Artist’s Rooms is a series of solo exhibitions by influential, innovative artists, with particular focus on practitioners from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. These capsule shows are collaborative and curated in dialogue with the artist. Spring 2019 features rooms by Seher Shah with Randhir Singh, Hemali Bhuta, Farah Al Qasimi and Chiharu Shiota in galleries 1, 2, 3 and 10.
Seher Shah (b.1975) lives and works in New Delhi, India
Seher Shah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998. Her work has recently been shown at the Austrian Cultural Forum, New York (2018); Dhaka Art Summit (2018); Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur (2018); Art Basel (2017); Mémoires des Futurs, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2107); Nature Morte, New Delhi (2016); Green Art Gallery, Dubai (2012 & 2016); Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi (2015); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015); the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York (2015); Glasgow Print Studio (2015); Experimenter, Kolkata (2014); Athr Gallery, Jeddah (2014); and Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, (2013).
Randhir Singh (b.1976) lives and works in New Delhi, India
Randhir Singh received his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science degrees from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York in 1999. He spent 15 years working in New York City at a number of award-winning architecture and design firms while taking photography classes at the International Center of Photography. Randhir’s practice draws on his education as an architect with a focus on issues related to architecture and urbanism. Over the last four years, Randhir has been photographing government housing colonies in Delhi. This on-going project, CPWD (Central Public Works Department), explores a number of concepts including housing typologies, socialism, government control, modernism and national identity.