Farah Al Qasimi is a photographer, video and performance artist who presents her work in vibrant and detailed installations. Employing photography as a tool of intimate inquiry into how spaces and subjectivities inflect each other, Al Qasimi’s hyper-colourised photographs frame the mundane with explosive beauty, humorous indifference and transgressive social commentary. In doing so, she practices with an understanding of social media’s conflation with youth culture and its re-purposing, by artists and individuals alike, as a tool for complicating the medium of photography, its relationship to self-creation, and the consequences of our present socio-technological condition on the re-configuration of the public and private sphere.
Al Qasimi studied photography and music at Yale University in 2012 and received her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2017. She has held solo presentations at Les Rencontres d’Arles (2021); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2021); and MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge (2019); presented a major commission for the New York Public Art Fund (2020); and exhibited at the Pera Museum, Istanbul (2021); Yokohama Triennale (2020); Lahore Biennale (2020); and the Houston Center for Photography (2020).