Drawing Biennial 2017

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm


Radhika Khimji


Top Pick

artist Rana Begum

Year 2016
Medium digital print and glue on brown cartridge paper
Dimensions 20.8 x 30.1 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Radhika Khimji:

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.

Select 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). Select 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).