Shaheen Merali | the artist




The artist Shaheen Merali
Born 1959, Tanzania.
Lives and works in London, UK.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art,


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He was born in Tanzania to Indian parents, holds a British passport and lives in Berlin. Shaheen Merali’s aim is to dissolve the national barriers we perceive in art and create a subtly differentiated interest in cultures. And he has chosen the right place to work on this: Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt (The House of World Cultures)…
Shaheen Merali is a visual artist and educator of South Asian descent, living and working in London. His work interrogates race and cultural difference in relation to Western society. His work includes sculpture, installation and performance…
The installations over the last fifteen years address a manifold of issues in that they bring together a multiplicity of languages from different discourses namely that of the historical, the political, the kitsch and play on the absence of knowledge about the effect of the everyday object and unacknowledged ‘unexplored’ territories…
Merali once stated that ‘one of the most important paradigms of human consciousness is "resistance" – to make us who we are, who we want to be and it conveys to us a sense of humanity – realizing a sense of power…’.


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