Hind Mezaina

Home Country:
United Arab Emirates
Lives and Works:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hind Mezaina delves into themes of collective memory, the notion of heritage and the representation of Dubai and the UAE in the media. Her work is a continuous development of what she describes as ‘visual archaeology’ through research, observation, collecting and preserving memories.

Working primarily in analogue photography and more recently in video, she has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in the UAE including Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj (2017) and most recently at Abu Dhabi Art's Beyond: Emerging Artists 2020.

She is a graduate of the 2015–2016 Salama Emerging Artist Fellowship (SEAF) and was selected for A.i.R Dubai 2015, a partnership between Delfina Foundation, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Tashkeel.

She has also worked on various commissioned projects, including Home: Food | Music | Sport (Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play, UAE National Pavilion, 2017), The Wedding Project (Art Dubai, 2016); In the Meanwhile (Global Art Forum, Art Dubai, 2014); Cassette Project (Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp, Dubai, 2013) and Mass Medium: Emirati TV on Home Video (Global Art Forum, Art Dubai, 2012).

Mezaina is also a writer, film curator and founder of The Culturist blog (launched in 2009) and the co-founder of Tea with Culture podcast (launched in 2015). She has curated film screenings for local institutions including Louvre Abu Dhabi and Sharjah Art Foundation.

Her work is part of the collection of UAE Unlimited and Sharjah Art Foundation.

Hind Mezaina exhibitied 'Wonder Land' at Tashkeel, marking the culmination of her participation in Tashkeel's Critical Practice Programme 2020.

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