Radhika Khimji, born 1979 in Oman playfully employs methods of construction on the surface of an image, intentionally destabilising the relationship between figure and ground to reassemble a fragmented body and make it abstract. Terms are set in flux placing painting, drawing, photography and sculpture up against each other to allow for a place between many polarities to emerge. Khimji has developed a collaged way of working informed by the physicality and materiality of the making process to deconstruct, evade and erase constructions of formulated identities.
She borrows from a surrealistic language to shift cultural stereotypes and make visible a body screened by certain censorships.
In 2017 Radhika Khimji participated in the artist-in-residence program of Galerie Krinzinger and presented her artistic results in the solo exhibition Becoming Landscape at the Krinzinger Projekte. With her solo exhibition Shift, her latest works will be presented in the Galerie Krinzinger for the first time.
Radhika Khimji (b. 1979, Oman) lives and works in Muscat and London. Graduated from University College London, London (2007); the Royal Academy of Art, London (2005); and the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2002). Radhika Khimji was the recipient of the Sir Frank and Lady Short Award (2004). Residencies include Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2017) and Qbox Gallery, Tzia (2010). Selected solo exhibitions include Shift, Galerie Krinzinger (2019); On the Cusp, Stal Gallery, Muscat (2018); Becoming Landscape, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2017); Of Place and Places, Gallery Sarah, Muscat (2016); Part Deux, Relics and artefacts, Gallery 88, Kolkata (2015); Artefacts from Below, Project 88, Mumbai (2014); Found Gesture, Katara Art Center, Doha (2012); and Safe Landings, Barka Castle, Barka (2010). Selected group exhibitions include Drawing Biennal 2019, Drawing Room, London (2019); Adventitious encounters, The Whiteleys, London (2018); Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London (2017); Of Things Long Forgotten, Siegfried Contemporary, London (2017); Marrakech Biennale 6, Not New Now, Marrakech (2016); Somewhere In-Between, Karavil Contemporary, London (2015–2016); The 4th Ghetto Biennale, Port-Au-Prince (2015); Progress Reports, INIVA, London (2010); and The Franks-Suss Collection, Saatchi Gallery, London (2010). Her works are held in public and private collections including the Devi Art Collection, Delhi; Modern Forms, London; the Huma Kabakci Collection, Istanbul; and the Franks-Suss Collection, London.
Press release courtesy Galerie Krinzinger.