The painting codes Carl Jung, “In all chaos, there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”
Birth of a colony 2020
Excerpt taken from Farid ud-din Attar’s book ’Conference of the birds’ to ascertain the text that is used in the configuration of the chair parts, the intended quote hints at the set form of existing and ideas of conformity to living environments that are embedded in us than discovered.
Note: The text above was written by the Artist. No modification was made by COCA.
Zahra (B. Pakistan 1983) is an artist and educator living and working in the UAE. She received her BFA from the National College of Arts and MFA in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. She is a recipient of the Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship, Abu Dhabi 2016. Zahra has shown in Lahore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London, Gdansk, New York, and Providence. Her work was featured in ‘Dimensions of Citizenship’ for the Venice Architecture Biennial – US Pavilion 2018, RISD NatureLab, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, MAS Context Chicago, Guernica Magazine, and among other publications.