Zarina Bhimji

Zarina Bhimji was born in 1963 in Uganda. She works across a range of media – from installations to photography, from film to sound – and presents her viewers with an archaeology of space.  She lives and works in London where she studied at Goldsmiths College from 1983-86 and at the Slade School of Art from 1987-89.

Zarina's work has been shown extensively both in the UK and abroad and her solo shows include Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (2009); Haunch of Venison, Zurich and London (2006-07); Tate Britain, London (2003). Her work has also been shown at 29th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2010) and Who Knows Tomorrow, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany.

Zarina was DAAD’s artist-in-residence in Berlin 2002 and received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award in 1999. Her work has entered the collection of many major international museums and private collections including Tate, UK; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA; Moderna Museet, Sweden.

Artsadmin worked with Zarina as a co-producer in 2001/2 on her debut film Out of Blue (2002), commissioned and co-produced by Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany, and is working with Zarina as an executive producer/co-producer for her forthcoming new work Yellow Patch, an ambitious film installation for galleries and museums.

Blog Post:

This Film Must Be Made!

Manick Govinda reflects on producing Zarina Bhimji's Jangbar – a film that was 4 years in the making.

Screen grab: Jangbar, 2015, Zarina Bhimji.



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