Sara Naim

Sara Naim (b. 1987, London) is a Syrian visual artist who grew up between Dubai and London. She received her MFA in Fine Art Media at The Slade School of Fine Art, London (2014), and completed her Bachelors in Photography from London College of Communication (2010). 

Through visualising micro-formations, Sara Naim’s practice dissects how proportion shapes our perception and notion of boundary. She explores the physicality of these ‘boundaries’ and it’s form, with questions of: If borders do not exist on a cellular scale, can we define ‘border’ on a macro scale? Can shape be considered an object in itself?

Her solo shows include Reaction, at Parafin Gallery, London (upcoming, 2018); When Heartstings Collapse at The Third Line, Dubai (2016); Heartstrings at Concrete, Hayward Gallery, London; When The Lights Went Off We Saw, Gallery 1, Pavilion Downtown, Dubai, (2012). Group shows include: Secular Icons in an Age of Moral Uncertainty, Parafin Gallery, London (2018); The Third Image, Galerie Binome (with Biennale des Photographs du Monde Arabe Contemporain, 2017); Sans Titre Vol. 1 and 2, Paris (2016); Hindsight, V1Gallery, Copenhagen (2014); Au Lait! Quand l’Art Déborde at Lab’Bel Gallery, Jura, France (2012).

Her works have been featured in Art Forum, Phaidon, artnet, Dazed, Vice and Harpers Bazaar. Sara has completed residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, and the Beirut Art Residency, Lebanon. She was shortlisted for the Denton’s Art Prize, 2016, and in 2013 won the Making Pictures Award and the D&AD New Blood Award. Sara participated in Frieze London (2017), FIAC and Art Dubai (2015). Sara lives and works between Paris and London.

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