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Seher Shah, Argument from Silence, 2019, Installation view of Green Art Gallery, Dubai at FIAC, 2019

Seher Shah, Argument from Silence, 2019

Installation view of Green Art Gallery, Dubai at FIAC, 2019

Seher Shah, Argument from Silence (field measurements), 2019, Polymer photogravures on Velin Arches paper

Seher Shah, Argument from Silence (field measurements), 2019

Polymer photogravures on Velin Arches paper

Paper size: 63.5 x 52 cm, Plate size: 42 x 31.75 cm, Ed. of 20

Seher Shah, Argument from Silence (fragments and bodies), 2019, Polymer photogravures on Velin Arches paper

Seher Shah, Argument from Silence (fragments and bodies), 2019

Polymer photogravures on Velin Arches paper

Paper size: 63.5 x 52 cm, Plate size: 42 x 31.75 cm, Ed. of 20

Seher Shah, Argument from Silence (fragments and bodies) (detail), 2019

Seher Shah, Argument from Silence (fragments and bodies) (detail), 2019

Seher Shah, Argument from Silence (weight), 2019, Polymer photogravures on Velin Arches paper

Seher Shah, Argument from Silence (weight), 2019

Polymer photogravures on Velin Arches paper

Paper size: 63.5 x 52 cm, Plate size: 42 x 31.75 cm, Ed. of 20

Seher Shah, Argument from Silence (weight and measure), 2019, Polymer photogravures on Velin Arches paper

Seher Shah, Argument from Silence (weight and measure), 2019

Polymer photogravures on Velin Arches paper

Paper size: 63.5 x 76 cm, Plate size: 42 x 56 cm, Ed. of 20

's>Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, 2018, Artist's Rooms: Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Installation view at Jameel Arts Centre, 2019

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, 2018

Artist's Rooms: Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Installation view at Jameel Arts Centre, 2019

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Barbican Estate, 2018, Artist's Rooms: Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Installation view at Jameel Arts Centre, 2019

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Barbican Estate, 2018

Artist's Rooms: Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Installation view at Jameel Arts Centre, 2019

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Dentsu Head Office (detail), 2018, Cyanotype prints on Arches Aquarelle Paper, 38 x 28 cm

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Dentsu Head Office (detail), 2018

Cyanotype prints on Arches Aquarelle Paper, 38 x 28 cm

Ed. of 5

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Brownfield Estate (detail), 2018, Cyanotype prints on Arches Aquarelle Paper, 38 x 56 cm

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Brownfield Estate (detail), 2018

Cyanotype prints on Arches Aquarelle Paper, 38 x 56 cm

Ed. of 5

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Barbican Estate (detail), 2018, Cyanotype prints on Arches Aquarelle Paper, 38 x 28 cm

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Barbican Estate (detail), 2018

Cyanotype prints on Arches Aquarelle Paper, 38 x 28 cm

Ed. of 5

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Barbican Estate (detail), 2018, Cyanotype prints on Arches Aquarelle Paper, 56 x 76 cm

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Barbican Estate (detail), 2018

Cyanotype prints on Arches Aquarelle Paper, 56 x 76 cm

Ed. of 5

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Dentsu Head Office (detail), 2018, Cyanotype prints on Arches Aquarelle Paper, 56 x 76 cm

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Dentsu Head Office (detail), 2018

Cyanotype prints on Arches Aquarelle Paper, 56 x 76 cm

Ed. of 5

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Hewn Blueprints (detail), 2018, Cyanotype prints on Arches Aquarelle Paper, 38 x 28 cm

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Hewn Blueprints (detail), 2018

Cyanotype prints on Arches Aquarelle Paper, 38 x 28 cm

Ed. of 5

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Flatlands Blueprints (detail), 2018, Cyanotype prints on Arches Aquarelle Paper, 38 x 28 cm

Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studies in Form, Flatlands Blueprints (detail), 2018

Cyanotype prints on Arches Aquarelle Paper, 38 x 28 cm

Ed. of 5

Seher Shah, Single Utopias (Nakagin I, Tokyo), 2017, Graphite on paper, 165 x 127 cm

Seher Shah, Single Utopias (Nakagin I, Tokyo), 2017

Graphite on paper, 165 x 127 cm

Seher Shah, Single Utopias (Golconde IV, Pondicherry), 2017, Graphite on paper, 127 x 101.6 cm

Seher Shah, Single Utopias (Golconde IV, Pondicherry), 2017

Graphite on paper, 127 x 101.6 cm

Seher Shah, Object Repetition (Wall and Landscape), 2017, Cast iron, Dimensions variable

Seher Shah, Object Repetition (Wall and Landscape), 2017

Cast iron, Dimensions variable

Seher Shah, Object Repetition (Wall) (detail), 2017, Cast iron, 25.4 x 121.92 cm

Seher Shah, Object Repetition (Wall) (detail), 2017

Cast iron, 25.4 x 121.92 cm

Installation view, The Lightness of Mass, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, 2016

Installation view, The Lightness of Mass, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, 2016

Seher Shah, Untitled (cantilever cut), 2015, Cast iron, 21.5 x 10 x 16 cm, Ed. of 2

Seher Shah, Untitled (cantilever cut), 2015

Cast iron, 21.5 x 10 x 16 cm, Ed. of 2

Seher Shah, Untitled (upright grid), 2015, Cast iron, 29.5 x 16 x 12.5 cm, Ed. of 2

Seher Shah, Untitled (upright grid), 2015

Cast iron, 29.5 x 16 x 12.5 cm, Ed. of 2

Seher Shah, Untitled (bridge), 2015, Cast iron, 18.5 x 10.5 x 38 cm, Ed. of 2 

Seher Shah, Untitled (bridge), 2015

Cast iron, 18.5 x 10.5 x 38 cm, Ed. of 2 

Seher Shah, Hewn (monolith object), 2014, Woodcut on A4 grid paper, 30 x 21 cm

Seher Shah, Hewn (monolith object), 2014

Woodcut on A4 grid paper, 30 x 21 cm

Seher Shah, Hewn (curved spaces), 2014, Woodcuts on A4 grid paper, 30 x 21 cm

Seher Shah, Hewn (curved spaces), 2014

Woodcuts on A4 grid paper, 30 x 21 cm

Seher Shah, Unit Object (landscape view), 2014, Etching with aquatint on Arches paper, 58.5 x 66 cm, Ed. of 20

Seher Shah, Unit Object (landscape view), 2014

Etching with aquatint on Arches paper, 58.5 x 66 cm, Ed. of 20

Seher Shah, Unit Object (house), 2014, Etching with aquatint on Arches paper, 58.5 x 66 cm, Ed. of 20

Seher Shah, Unit Object (house), 2014

Etching with aquatint on Arches paper, 58.5 x 66 cm, Ed. of 20

Seher Shah, Machrie Moor I, 2015, In collaboration with Randhir Singh, Digital Print

Seher Shah, Machrie Moor I, 2015

In collaboration with Randhir Singh, Digital Print

121.92 x 86.36 cm, Ed. of 5

Seher Shah, Flatlands (Scrim), 2015, 15 - panel drawing, Ink on Paper, 236 x 546 cm

Seher Shah, Flatlands (Scrim), 2015

15 - panel drawing, Ink on Paper, 236 x 546 cm

Seher Shah, Flatlands (scrim) (detail), 2015

Seher Shah, Flatlands (scrim) (detail), 2015

Seher Shah, Capitol Complex, 2012, Collage on paper, 28 x 36 cm (each)

Seher Shah, Capitol Complex, 2012

Collage on paper, 28 x 36 cm (each)

Seher Shah, Capitol Complex: X Block, 2012, Collage on paper, 28 x 36 cm

Seher Shah, Capitol Complex: X Block, 2012

Collage on paper, 28 x 36 cm

Seher Shah, Capitol Complex: Blue Object, 2012, Collage on paper, 28 x 36 cm

Seher Shah, Capitol Complex: Blue Object, 2012

Collage on paper, 28 x 36 cm

Seher Shah, Hinterland Structures: Observation Tower, 2011, Duratran in wood light box, 13 x 18 x 8 cm

Seher Shah, Hinterland Structures: Observation Tower, 2011

Duratran in wood light box, 13 x 18 x 8 cm

Seher Shah, Hinterland Structures: Shed, 2011, Duratran in wood light box, 13 x 18 x 8 cm

Seher Shah, Hinterland Structures: Shed, 2011

Duratran in wood light box, 13 x 18 x 8 cm

Seher Shah, Object Repetition (line to distance), 2011, 480 cast hydrocal objects with ink, Dimensions variable

Seher Shah, Object Repetition (line to distance), 2011

480 cast hydrocal objects with ink, Dimensions variable

Seher Shah, Object Repetition (line to distance) (detail), 2011, 480 cast hydrocal objects with ink, Dimensions variable 

Seher Shah, Object Repetition (line to distance) (detail), 2011

480 cast hydrocal objects with ink, Dimensions variable 

Seher Shah, Emergent Structures: Relative noise, 2011, Graphite and gouache on paper, 183 x 183 cm

Seher Shah, Emergent Structures: Relative noise, 2011

Graphite and gouache on paper, 183 x 183 cm

Seher Shah, Unit Object (bent), 2011, Graphite and gouache on paper, 76 x 56 cm

Seher Shah, Unit Object (bent), 2011

Graphite and gouache on paper, 76 x 56 cm

Seher Shah, Untitled (walls), 2010, Graphite and gouache on paper, 183 x 183 cm

Seher Shah, Untitled (walls), 2010

Graphite and gouache on paper, 183 x 183 cm

Biography

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Detail of Seher Shah,

Argument from Silence (Hand with Wreath), 2019

 

Seher Shah’s practice uses experiences from the field of art and architecture to think about space, landscape, objects and aesthetics through drawing, printmaking and sculpture. In recent years her work has been concerned with the language of drawing and how to represent an experiential nature of space. The relationships within perspective drawings, the aesthetics of architecture, and materiality within drawing and sculpture are some of the preoccupations in her practice. Her work draws through scale shifts between the individual to architecture, personal memory to collective historical events, and the transformation of symbols and spaces.

Detail of Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Studied in Form, Barbican Estate, 2018.

Seher Shah (b. 1975) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998.

Solo and two-person exhibitions include: Argument from Silence, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland (forthcoming); Artist's Rooms: Seher Shah and Randhir Singh, Jameel Arts Center, UAE (2019); Of Absence and Weight, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India (2016); The Lightness of Mass, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2016) and Ways of Seeing, Gauri Gill and Seher Shah, Experimenter, Kolkata, India (2014).

Recent group shows include: On Muzharul Islam: Surfacing Intention, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2020); Homelands: Art from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK (2019); The Projective Drawing: An Exploration of Art and Architecture in Contemporary Culture, The Austrian Cultural Forum New York, NY, USA (2018); Planetary Planning, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2018); Mémoires des Futurs, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2107);  Scenes for a New Heritage, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2015); Geometries of Difference: New Approaches to Ornament and Abstraction, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, USA (2015).

She lives and works in New Delhi.

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