The face of Dubai’s art scene is one Zaahirah Muthy who hails from Mauritius – an artist, activist, curator, and founder of ZeeArts rolled into one. She who campaigns for positive changes in the public arena conveys compelling messages through her art initiatives and artworks of various mediums. As the helmsman for ‘Art Connects Women’ and the brain behind two editions of the Women Artists around the World, Art Book- Zaahirah has fostered a greater platform that serves for the betterment of women-artist representations in this contemporary era.
From curatorial works to creation, Zaahirah remains at the forefront of her artistic career in all facets of her undertaking. Mostly a mixed-media artist, she has been able to adapt her art-making disciplines to painting and sculpting. With a well of knowledge and experience, she relentlessly draws inspiration from ideas of spirituality and paradigm shifts towards evoking positivity – those of geographical values and of life itself.
With exceptional aptitudes as an artist, Zaahirah holds multiple awards under her belt, amongst which was the ‘Leonardo Da Vinci Universal Award’ in Florence, Italy, and the Femina – Women International Leadership Award (Artist Category) in India. In 2016, she was awarded the Artist of the Year by RAK Fine Arts Festival. The artist was also the recipient of Oscar de la Jeunesse in Artistic Pursuit and Youth Leadership award by the Government of Mauritius. Zaahirah has had her art in private and corporate collections and exhibited in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the United States, and Asia.