Ruqaiya Mazar is a contemporary Omani artist. She is best known for her work in illustration, photography and video which examines the relationship between herself and the place she belongs to. Through her artworks, she explores the tension between her individual expression and existence within the broader context of her surroundings.
Born in 1991 in Muscat, she received a BA in Digital Design from Nizwa College in 2015. Following her graduation, she was shortlisted for Young Emerging Artist Prize (YEAP) at Stal Gallery, Muscat, where she exhibited her first works that dealt with questions of striving for personal freedom. The Reflections, 2016, an installation of nine hand-made flip books marks the moment when Ruqaiya Mazar found her own true voice. Other notable artworks include the installation and a series of scannographic images The Mare, 2018, and a portrait video installation When they see me (why? why not), 2019.
Her works have been shown at the Stal Gallery, Muscat, and The Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In 2019, she was commissioned by The Wapping Project, London, to produce a new body of work for a touring exhibition Resonance.
Her works are included in several private and corporate collections. In addition to her artistic practice, Ruqaiya Mazar works as a graphic designer.
Media: inject print on art paper
Size: 20X27 cm
Country: Oman, Muscat
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