Biography

Photo Credit: Mohamad Badr 2012
Photo Credit: Mohamad Badr 2012
Photo Credit: Vahe Shahinian 1986
Photo Credit: Vahe Shahinian 1986

Biography

Born in 1984 in Damascus - Syria, currently based in Dubai - U.A.E., Nairy Shahinian’s artistic practice approaches photography as a never-ending process of discovery. Nairy often employs experimental techniques as investigative tools, allowing her to intimately document her immediate surroundings and experiences. Her knowledge of the medium developed at a young age in the Damascus studio of her late father, Vahe, an established photographer in Syria. She earned a Professional Photography Diploma from the New York Institute of Photography in 2008. In recent years Nairy has created several photographic series that have been presented at international art spaces and events.

Solo Exhibitions

•Ecstatic Moments solo exhibition at Ayyam Projects space in Beirut, Lebanon 2015.

Participations

•Few works from Seizure of Senses series were exhibited at Fata Morgana Galerie (coGalleries) in Berlin, Germany 2017.

•Few works from Weather Systems series; The Burj Project were exhibited at Vantage Point Sharjah 5 exhibition at Sharjah Art Foundation in Sharjah, U.A.E. 2017.

•Few works from Weather Systems series; The Burj Project were showcased in Re-Inventing Imagery exhibition of Art Jameel's Photography Award at Naila Art Gallery in Riyadh, K.S.A. 2016.

•Part of Alienation series were exhibited in KUNST2016 collective exhibition at Lite-haus Galerie + Projekraum in Berlin, Germany 2016.

•Participation at Inshala Everything Will Be Fixed group experiment at Satellite Space in Dubai, U.A.E. 2016.

•Participation at Vantage Point Sharjah 4 exhibition with selected works from Seizure of Senses series at Sharjah Art Foundation in Sharjah, U.A.E. 2016.

•Participation at Creators Deserve to be Seen project at the Chatham Gallery in New York, U.S.A. 2016.

•Part of Windows series were exhibited in The Taste of Light photography and digital media exhibition at GaleriaZero space in Barcelona, Spain 2015.

•Part of Windows series were exhibited in 2016 is Calling collective exhibition at GaleriaZero space in Barcelona, Spain 2015.

•Participation in Scope Miami Beach Art Fair, U.S.A. 2015.

•Couple of works from Alienation series took part at Florence Biennale X edition in Florence, Italy 2015.

•Part of Alienation series were exhibited in a collective exhibition at Berlin Art Platform in Berlin, Germany 2015.

•Participation in the Imago Mundi exhibition which featured in the framework of the Venice Biennale at Fondazione Cini in Venice, Italy 2015.

•Participation in the Fifthe Annual Exposure Photography Award which took place at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France 2015.

•Part of Windows series was exhibited in a collective exhibition for international artists at HAUPT - Ort für Gestaltung in Basel, Switzerland in 2015.

•Couple of works from Alienation series was showcased at World Art Dubai fair in Dubai, U.A.E. 2015.

•Selected works from Alienation series was part of a collective exhibition at Istituto de Estudios Portuarios in Malaga, Spain 2015.

•Selected works from Alienation series were exhibited in a collective exhibition at Art Sawa Gallery - Al Qouz in Dubai, U.A.E. 2015.

•Selected works from Ecstatic Moments project was part of a collective exhibition at The Creative Art Center at MTC in New York, U.S.A. 2015.

•Selected works from Alienation series was part of a collective exhibition at The Framers Gallery in London, U.K. 2014.

•Selected works from Alienation series was part of a collective exhibition at Galerie Oberkampf in Paris, France 2014.

•Part of Alienation series was exhibited in a collective exhibition for international artists at HAUPT - Ort für Gestaltung in Basel, Switzerland in 2014.

•The Storm Before the Calm 1 photograph from the Weather Systems series; The Burj project, was auctioned at The Young Collectors Auction, Dubai, U.A.E. April 2013.

•Selected works from Windows series was part of Journée de la Photographie collective exhibition, held by the French Cultural Centre (CCF) in Damascus, Syria 2010.

•I participated with a collection of 20 photographs from my work that shows my early works during my study years where most of them were school projects in Pecha Kucha Night (VOL. 1) in Aleppo, Syria 2010.

•A photography competition held by the British Council in celebration of its 75th anniversary in Aleppo, Syria 2009.

•Finalist in Li-Lak photography competition at Geothe Institute in Damascus, Syria 2007.

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