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Zeinab Saleh

Artist & Co-FounderLondon, United Kingdom
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Zeinab Saleh

Artist & Co-FounderLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL with First Class Honours in Fine Art. I have three years of experience working at the Royal Drawing School as a Young Artist Programme Assistant and I am currently working at Jerwood Arts as a Visual Arts Assistant.
Projects
  • Muslim Sisterhood Dkhoon (incense) WorkshopMuslim Sisterhood organised an incense making workshop in September 2019. The class was led by artist Noura Alserkal (UAE) and participants had the chance to make their own incense and learn about the tradition and origins of oud in this focused class.
  • Muslim Sisterhood Self Defence ClassMuslim Sisterhood organised a self-defence class for Muslim womxn in October 2019. The class got the chance to practice different self-defence techniques taught by Sirreenah from Safari MMA.
  • Widening The Gaze ExhibitionWidening the Gaze is an exhibition I curated which ran alongside a conference that explored the role of race in creative practice held at the Slade Research Centre. The exhibition included works by Slade alumni; including Alvaro Barrington, Shenece Oretha and Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley. Curating this show gave me the chance to organise, recruit and lead a team to help me realise my vision for the exhibition. Widening the Gaze has since positively impacted the Slade School's curriculum and intro
  • Muslim Sisterhood Zine LaunchMuslim Sisterhood is a platform I co-founded centred for Muslim women and non-binary Muslims. We launched our first zine publication in July 2019 featuring our photography and texts around spirituality, relationships and rituals. The event was hosted by Nike at their 1948ldn space in Shoreditch and had an audience of 150 people. In an increasingly polarised and divisive climate, our project aims to celebrate and highlight the positivity emanating from our community. We aim to give opportunities
  • Art BalaayoI curated the exhibition, Art Balaayo in May 2017. The focus of the exhibition was to highlight the work of artists from the Somali diaspora and to open, challenge and explore unspoken narratives. Works included painting, photography, film and zines. The launch included readings from Momtaza Mehri, Aisha Mohammed and Jannat Hussain. We also hosted a workshop called Letters to yourself led by Nasreen Shaikh Jamal Al-Lail from Variant Space collective. The exhibition was held at Red Door Studios
  • Muslim SisterhoodMuslim Sisterhood is a platform I co-founded centred for Muslim women and non-binary Muslims. We organised our first zine publication this July featuring our photography and texts around spirituality, relationships and rituals. In an increasingly polarised and divisive climate, our project aims to celebrate and highlight the positivity emanating from our community. We aim to give opportunities to and to centre Muslim women and gender non-conforming Muslims wherever we can.
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Work history
    Visual Arts AssistantJerwood Arts
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Co-FounderMuslim Sisterhood
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    I co-founded Muslim Sisterhood with Sara Gulamali and Lamisa Khan. Muslim Sisterhood is a photo series capturing young Muslim womxn and non-binary Muslims in London. We produced a zine in July 2019 which is stocked at ICA Bookshop. We have previously worked with brands such as Nike, Converse and Matches Fashion and have featured in Elle, Gal-dem, i-D, Oh Comely, Positive News and Huck. We have held exhibitions and workshops at the V&A and LSE as well as speaking at UCL, Oxford and Cambridge University.
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Skills
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Photography
  • Creative Direction
  • Curating
  • Team Management
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) The Slade School of Fine Art (UCL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    First Class Honours
Awards
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    Duveen Travel AwardSlade School of Fine Art
    Prize of up to £3000 to carry out research abroad, awarded by Slade Prizes and Scholarships Committee
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    Prankerd-Jones Memorial PrizeThe Slade School of Fine Art (UCL)
    Awarded by Slade Prizes and Scholarships Committee for excellence in the study of Fine Art.
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