VITRINE is pleased to announce the first solo show of Bahraini artist Zayn Qahtani. 'Angels In Purgatory' will present a new body of work exploring themes of destruction, resurrection and rebirth through a personal retelling of myth and folklore.
Qahtani works across painting, drawing and sculpture to produce work that draws on her own heritage, ancient cultures and nature’s diverse ecosystems, to create visual stories which seem to exist in the twilight zone - too distorted to be real, too familiar to be a dream.
The exhibition will be the first time VITRINE Fitzrovia's Basement Gallery has been used for an individual solo show.
Zayn Qahtani (b. 1997, Bahrain) is based between Manama, BH and London, UK. She is currently on The Drawing Intensive at The Royal Drawing School, London, UK, and holds a BA in Fashion Design from The Royal University for Women, BH (2019). Awards include the YSA ‘21 Selected Artist + Honorary Grant from ATHR Gallery, SA (2021).
She has exhibited internationally with galleries and institutions including Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, UK; Fortnight Institute, New York City, USA; MIA Art Collection, Dubai, UAE; Wilder Gallery, London, UK; The Tub, London, UK; Purslane Art, London, UK; ATHR Gallery, Jeddah, SA; Jewellery Arabia 2021, BH; Gallery BAWA, Kuwait.