Through perpetual experimentation, Shaikha Al Mazrou brings together motifs from different artistic movements to explore ideas of formality. Tensions between modes are made manifest in the play of form and volume, surface and void, material and concept.
Her sculptural explorations are simultaneously light-hearted and serious and her artistic vocabulary combines elements from her studies to realise ironic, critical works that reference significant artistic movements. Her works echo with the history of sculpture, abstraction and contemporary art, yet they transcend genre and defy easy categorisation.
Al Mazrou was born in the UAE and received her Master’s in 2014 from the Chelsea College of Fine Art, University of the Arts London. She previously studied at the College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah where she is currently a sculpture lecturer. She has taken part in residency programmes at the Delfina Foundation in London in collaboration with Tashkeel and in Bastakiya, Dubai with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.
In 2014, Al Mazrou was one of five international artists commissioned by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture to produce a public artwork at the Jalila Cultural Centre for Children in Dubai as part of ‘Make Art Possible’. She is represented by Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai and lives and works in the UAE.