An Al serkal Avenue Programming Commission
Farah Al Qasimi is an Emirati artist and for this she explores the invisible labor of women in the cycle of creation and consumption, through the mediums of photography, performance and video. Developing in stages over the next five months, the first iteration will be presented in November as a photographic image in the Alserkal Avenue Yard that uses a massive temporary hording as its supporting structure. Later iterations will include a series of short videos, in which the artist performs repetitive tasks, without being fully visible. Taking place inside domestic and commercial spaces, these invisible performances repeat the effects of capitalism on the female body, and reference the intimate relation between artistic labor and creative production.
About Farah: Born in Abu Dhabi and now based between New Haven Connecticut and Abu Dhabi, Farah Al Qasimi is an artist and musician. She studied photography and music at Yale University, New Haven, and is currently an MFA candidate in the Photography program at the Yale School of Art. Most recently, she participated in the Sheikha Salama Foundation and Rhode Island School of Design Emerging Artist Fellowship.