Asma Belhamar’s practice frequently confronts the visual memory of local landscapes. Through this anchoring theme, she merges architectural and organic elements translating into hybrid materiality.
Informed by her interdisciplinary background in art and design, projects range in approach and material to offer a perspective considering the aesthetic and theoretical implications of vernacular architectural practices within the built environment. Belhamar’s works are largely observational, offering insight into the chronological history of architecture and responds to notions of perspective, time, and spatial memory.
Born in 1988 in Dubai and works as an assistant professor at Zayed University in the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises Dubai, UAE, Belhamar obtained her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, the USA in 2017 and had her residencies from The Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship, in partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design in 2014 and Porthmeor Studios, St. Ives, Cornwall, UK 2019
Expo Public art work commission, to be lunched on October 1st, Playing spaces group show by Engage 101, alsarkal avenue, Dubai (2020), March project, Sharjah,(2019), Process & Practice, a Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship (SEAF) exhibition at Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi (2015). Her work has also been presented in Place, Memory, Time at 1stdibs Gallery, New York (2017).