Lamya Gargash | the artist




The artist Lamya Gargash
Born 1982, Dubai, UAE.
Lives and works in Dubai, UAE.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography, Sharjah Biennale, Video,

Her recent projects focus on interior spaces as frameworks for revealing culture and identity in the context of rapid exterior change in the UAE. Gargash’s photographic series of abandoned or semi-abandoned rooms, ‘Presence’, was exhibited at the Creek Art Fair in Dubai in 2008.


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Lamya Gargash
An Emarati Photographer and filmmaker from Dubai born on the 11th of November 1982 who from an early age has shown great interest in the arts and media. She studied Visual communication at the American University of Sharjah in 2000 and graduated with honors. In 2005 she went to continue her studies in the UK and received a Masters of Arts in Communication Design (photography pathway) from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in June 2007. She has participated in a few film festivals the most notable one being at the Locarno film festival for her animation Untitled. The two main concepts found regularly in her work are identity and culture. Her subjects vary from the veil to the urban movement…

Lamya Gargash
photos of many soon-to-be-demolished houses in the United Arab Emirates

Lamya Gargash
Throughout her career Gargash has won a number of awards for her work in film and photography. In 2004, Gargash received first prize in the Emirates Film Festival, as well as Ibdaa Special Jury Award for her movie titled, Wet Tiles…

Lamya Gargash
2 Works

Lamya Gargash
Salim, 2005.



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