Zeina Al Kattan (b. Damascus, 1994) studies human conditions in her work. She is interested in specific behaviours triggered by various circumstances, whereby memory and society’s impact on one’s growing up play central roles. In her most recent work, Zeina examines her memories in the form of flashbacks and emotions to formulate an understanding of these conditions. Through collaging images, she creates scenarios and atmospheres overshadowed by dark sarcasm that speaks to issues faced in daily life, whether because of gender, nationality, or even beliefs that are not commonly celebrated. Zeina’s works are held in numerous private collections.
Zeina’s work has been featured in several group exhibitions in the UAE and internationally, including Community & Critique, Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi (2019); Corrective Connection, NOISE project, Bloomington, IN (2018); Vantage Point Sharjah 6, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah (2018); Exit 13 Extension, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah (2018), Exit 13, University of Sharjah, Sharjah (2018) and the 35th Annual Exhibition, Emirates Fine Art Society, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah (2017). In addition, she completed a residency at The Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship (SEAF) in partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Cohort 6 (2019). She is presently working at Sharjah Art Foundation as a Curatorial Assistant. Zeina graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at the University of Sharjah (2018). Her works are in private collections.