Current Research, Projects & News (2019 onward)

 

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

 

Co-Investigator, Cluster Research Grant, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi UAE, 2018-present

Title: “Behind the Scenes: Perceptions of Young Arab Women”

The research seeks to examine the perceptions of young Emirati women. This past fall, we held our first workshop on Sir Bani Yas island in collaboration with Dr. Justin Thomas. The theme of the workshop/retreat was the implementation of mindfulness as a setting for the creative practice.

 

 

 

SELECTED SITE-SPECIFIC PROJECTS/LAND ART

 

2017-present      The Daffodils, Abu Dhabi, UAE (Land Art/in progress)

2011-present      When Earth Meets Sky, Abu Dhabi, UAE (Land Art/in progress)

2010-present      Let There Be Rain, Abu Dhabi, UAE (Land Art/in progress)

2004-present      A Brief History of Time, Abu Dhabi, UAE (site-specific installation/in progress)

 

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

Experiments in Cinema V14.2, University of New Mexico, Department of Cinematic Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico, curator/director Bryan Konefsky (April, 2019)

https://www.experimentsincinema.org/eic-2019

 

Gesture, AXWFF, Anthology Film Archives, NYC, New York, curator/director Lili White (March, 2019)

https://expcinema.org/site/en/venues/anthology-film-archives

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2020    XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE

https://www.xvagallery.com/exhibitions/Ocean/index.html

 

2019    SIKKA Art Fair, XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE

https://www.xvagallery.com/exhibitions/wish_tree.html

 

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2020    XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE – Wolf Tone (curator Anna Seaman)

https://www.xvagallery.com/exhibitions/Wolf_Tone/index.html

 

2019    The Painting Center, NYC, NY – Green (curator Rachael Wren)

https://www.thepaintingcenter.org/green-the-impossible-color

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Shahrokh, Naz. “Land Art in The United Arab Emirates.” Return to the Source: New Energy Landscapes from the Land Art Generator , edited by Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, Prestel Publishing, 2020, pp.22-26.

https://landartgenerator.org/blagi/archives/76896

 

Seaman, Anna, Contemporary Identities, Issue #4, December 2019, p.35-38

https://www.contemporaryidentities.com/resources/ContemporaryIdentities-IssueNo4.pdf

 

 

 

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

 

2017-present       LAGI (Land Art Generator Initiative)

http://www.landartgenerator.org/index.html

 

LAGI upcoming competition and deadline: 

LAND ART GENERATOR and BURNING MAN PROJECT bring LAGI 2020 (deadline for submissions extended to October 2020)

https://lagi2020flyranch.org/