For this inaugural participation in Venice, Oman will present a dynamic multimedia display by Omani artists, nominated by the Ministry of Culture Sports and Youth. This ensemble of prolific artists represent three generations of ground-breaking Omani art. Their multimedia display at the Oman Pavilion will include sculpture, installation and collage, representing a dynamic intergenerational dialogue exploring Oman’s modern and historical art movements.
Radhika Khimji is an internationally renowned artist interested in textiles, construction and personal narratives, all deeply inspired by her home country of Oman. Her work often engages with Oman’s landscape, including her ‘Safe Landings’ installation at Barka Fort. Khimji was also a member of the pioneering Circle group, alongside her artist peers in Muscat. She completed her bachelor’s studies at the Slade School of Fine Art, and went on to complete an MA in Art History at University College London and an additional MA at the Royal Academy of Arts. Khimji has exhibited her unique mixture of media internationally. She is represented by Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, and Experimenter, India, and she has exhibited abroad in a range of major international exhibitions including the 2015 Marrakech Biennale, Morocco, and the Ghetto Biennale in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Selected solo exhibitions include Adorning Shadows at Experimenter, India; Shift at Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna; and On the Cusp at Stal Gallery, Muscat.