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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.

Date Title Venue City
19 November 2018 – 2 June 2019 Lead White Spotlights, Tate Britain London
16 July – 27 September 2015 Jangbar New Art Exchange Nottingham
28 May – 18 October 2015 Jangbar Pérez Art Museum Miami
28 May – 18 October 2015 Yellow Patch Pérez Art Museum Miami
17 January – 30 March 2014 Yellow Patch Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore
16 November 2012 – 3 March 2013 Yellow Patch de Appel arts centre Amsterdam
1 June – 2 September 2012 Yellow Patch Kunstmuseum Bern
22 May 2012 Panel Discussion: The Politics of Poetry The Courtauld Institute of Art London
20 January – 14 April 2012 Yellow Patch The New Art Gallery Walsall Walsall
19 January – 9 March 2012 Yellow Patch Whitechapel Gallery London
Screen grab: Jangbar, 2015 © Zarina Bhimji