Zeinab Alhashemi (b.1986) is an Emirati conceptual artist known for her large-scale, site-specific installations. Alhashemi explores the line between the natural and constructed, drawing inspiration from the region’s natural geography. Her work is evocative of a traditional landscape through its colors and textures – a resemblance disrupted by her use of industrial materials, such as mesh metal, evoking human intervention in the natural world. Her works are a portrayal of her birthplace – a place of balance between modernity and tradition.
Alhashemi has been included in the Sharjah Biennial, and in the Sustainability Pavilion at EXPO 2021 in Dubai. She was commissioned by the Institut de France and DCT Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi to showcase at the inauguration of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and was part of the Co-Lab Show in 2018. She was an Artist in Residence at SETI Institute in San Francisco, and earned a BA in Arts and Science from Zayed University. She is represented by Leila Heller Gallery. She lives and works in Dubai.