III. Farah Al Qasimi

Portrait of Farah Al Qasimi


Capricious is pleased to announce Farah Al Qasimi as recipient of the third annual Capricious Photo Award.

Farah Al Qasimi is a bright, rising multidisciplinary artist whose work examines postcolonial structures of power, gender and aesthetic in the Gulf Arab states.

The subsequent book, Hello Future, will be a culmination of several bodies of work, including both her photographic and film practice, unified within her keen sense of surface and texture, and the revealing visual influences of the splashy and florid.

Farah Al Qasimi (b.1991, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; lives and works in Brooklyn and Dubai) works in photography, video, and performance.

The jury was lead by Capricious Founder/Publisher Sophie Mörner and Senior Editor/Associate Publisher Anika Sabin, alongside Kim Bourus (of Higher Pictures) Sam Contis (artist), John Edmonds (artist/first recipient of the Capricious Photo Award), Sunil Gupta (artist/educator/curator), Amanda Hajjar, (Director of Exhibitions at Fotografiska New York), Paul Mpagi Sepuya (artist), and Ka-Man Tse  (artist/educator).

Image: Adam Powell