[ISEA2014] Artists Statement: Maitha Demithan & Hind Bin Demaithan – ANDANTE

Artists Statement

It is a response to a workshop given by Italian artist Fabrizio Plessi that refers to a metaphor resonating with “the fluidity inside of us”, the fluidity that makes it possible for identities to be formed and cohered.

  • Maitha Demithan is an artist based in Dubai. Her first drawings were sketched in the sand, which formed an appreciation for colour, texture, line and shadow. Maitha’s work has appeared in various exhibitions including her solo show ‘Mutajadid’ (Tashkeel, 2014), which included experimental installations and new media pieces, as well as in ‘Documentation’ (Tashkeel, 2009) where her first scanned self-portraits appeared and ‘Across the Gulf’ (Brisbane Biennial, 2009). Other group shows include ‘Emerge’ (Venice, 2011), ‘Emirati Vision’ (Berlin, 2009) and ‘Biladi’ at the UAE Pavilion, EXPO 2010 Shanghai. maithademithan.com
  • Hind Bin Demaithan Al Qemzi is Head Curator of Dubai Design District (d3).   hindbindemaithan.com