Radhika Khimji

Under the Peace in my Mind

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Year 2021
Medium Pencil and ink on paper
Dimensions 29.8 x 21 cm

About the work

I have been making drawings of my family during lockdown, reflecting on relationships in this period. This is a portrait of my father, made thinking about the current distance between all of us. It is a departure from the kind of work I make, as it feels more obviously about family, distance, and family constellations.

About the artist:

Born 1979 Oman, Radhika Khimji lives and works in Muscat and London. Graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, London; Royal Academy Schools, London; and holds an MA in Art History from University College London.

Khimji’s work is at once a painting, a drawing and a collage; it is also an embroidery and a sculpture. Because it is all of these things a place between many polarities emerges. In evading identification her work appears to arise out of identity itself, and the more she tries to escape categorisation the more Khimji finds herself bound within it.

Her works are held in public and private collections including the Devi Art Collection, Delhi; Modern Forms, London; the Huma Kabacki Collection, Istanbul; and the Franks-Suss Collection, London.

Selected solo exhibitions include Shift, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (2019); On the Cusp, Stal Gallery, Muscat (2018); Becoming Landscape, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2017); Of Place and Places, Gallery Sarah, Muscat (2016); Part Deux, Relics and artefacts, Gallery 88, Kolkata (2015); Artefacts from Below, Project 88, Mumbai (2014); Found Gesture, Katara Art Center, Doha (2012); and Safe landings, Barka Castle, Barka (2010). Selected group exhibitions include Rupture, Experimenter, Kolkata (2020); Searching for Stars Amongst the Crescents, Experimenter, Kolkata (2019); The Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London (2019); Adventitious encounters, The Whiteleys, London (2018); Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London (2017); Of Things Long Forgotten, Siegfried Contemporary, London (2017); Marrakech Biennale 6, Not New Now, Marrakech (2016); Somewhere In-Between, Karavil Contemporary, London (2015-16); The 4th Ghetto Biennale, Port-Au-Prince (2015); Progress Reports, INIVA, London (2010); and The Franks-Suss Collection, Saatchi Gallery, London (2010).

Awards include the Sir Frank and Lady Short Award (2004). Residencies include Body and place residency, the Colab, Owlpen Maor (2019); and Residency at Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2017).

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