Maryam Al Qassimi

Maryam Al Qassimi lives and works in Sharjah, UAE. She graduated from the American University of Sharjah. Her work references various imagery and material found in the local community. It is a continuous exploration of the beauty of the vernacular of the United Arab Emirates, and how its interchange of language and societies has helped shape its local “pop culture.” Through her work, Al Qassimi tries to revive the nostalgia associated with this vernacular, along with the appreciation for the materiality, and tactility that has disappeared with the introduction of the digital age.