Drawing Biennial 2019

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

Exhibition: 20 February – 26 March · Auction: 11 March 10am – 26 March 9.30pm

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Radhika Khimji

Making Body

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Sir Richard Heaton KCB

Year 2018
Medium Pencil, ink, and thread on digital print on paper
Dimensions 21 x 29.7 cm
Bidding Open Mon 11 March, 2019 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm
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About the work:

Constructing, stitching, building, layering and gluing together body parts, architectural elements and geometric shapes form Making Body. An internal landscape and external body is highlighted by the coming together of line and shape to see the body as a conditioned site upon which society builds its limits and infrastructure. I was thinking of the body as a woven construction within its social system.

About the artist:

Radhika Khimji (b. 1979, Sultanate of Oman) lives and works in Muscat and London. Graduated from University College London, London (2007); the Royal Academy Schools, London (2005); and the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2002). Khimji was the recipient of the Sir Frank and Lady Short Award (2004). Residencies include Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2017) and Qbox Gallery, Tzia (2010). Select solo exhibitions include 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 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). 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.