â€œ I am not only dedeicated to art nor anthroplogy, I am dedicated to the universe â€?.
Al Jerman, 2012
Ameena Aal Ali is a senior double major student in Visual Arts and Culture and Society. She is an art anthropologist who is interested in installations and exploring new social meanings in the arts, especially used materials. The basic technique that she focuses on is re-using materials and develops them into a new conceptual meaning. Her vision is integrating anthropology and fine arts, especially design works and installations that works as a social awareness. She was shortlisted in Sheikha Manal in 2011 Award. Won the second place in Sheikh Majid Awards video category in a public service announcement about water consumption called â€œThink before you wasteâ€?. She also participated in an indoor exhibitions at Zayed University as a part of requirement activity in different courses in Chinese painting, sculpture, painting, drawing and digital video.
ARTIST STATEMENT Deconstruct to construct is what history teaches us. It is how the world evolves through itself in the eye of the fine arts. Having engaged topics as diverse as the impact of poster designs in Nazi Germany, art history, social issues as racism, personal experiences as health issues, my work reproduces familiar visual signs, arranging them into new conceptually artwork. These themes are combined into sculptures, drawings, paintings and digital illustrations that feature realistic and nostalgic qualities. I focus mostly on found objects as my main subject in most of my artworks, â€œ found â€œ is my specialty because it also means borrowing what history offers us and to implement it in a more conceptual way. My work aims to add on basic and creative concepts into sustainability and social change. While I use a mixture of materials and visual concepts in each project with consistent methodology, I tend to explore creative ways to construct ideas through experimentations. Although there may not always be conceptual similarities between the different artworks, they are linked by consisting historical and social concerns that are representative. Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work that enrich the art world.
Self-portrait Graphite on Paper 84 x 59 cm
Functionality is something that we might learn from machines. Moving beyond the idea of the ordinary assumptions of humanistic self-portraits. I examine self-portraits from technological point of view, in other words, from a perspective of â€œmanuallyâ€? knowing me instead the assuming of knowing me. It is like a playground of my mind and my life. From simple symbols like the written Arabic to the playing music box, the idea is not to solve these secrets to know me, it is the idea of allowing your mind to stimulate similar concept of functionality to yourselves.
No Title Typography 30 x 30cm
The Art of Dualism Photograph 29,7 x 42 cm
The Parying Hands Graphite on Paper 35 x 20 cm
Moulin Rouge Deck of Cards Graphic Design
Lost in Space Digital Illustration 29,7 x 42 cm.
The sun was just beginning to go down in the distance, sinking over the Indian Ocean. The sailors on the trading Dhow boat were starting to fold up and heading to sleep when suddenly, a mysterious great black tail-like revealed from the water slicing the sunrays into half. The sailors and the captain were captured by the magnificent view. Quietness and fear dominated the boat. All eyes were waiting in fear to what they witnessed. The surface of the water undulated with some strange disturbance. The boat suddenly leaned into the front, sailors suddenly gazed and fascinated, by a decorative drawing out of green light glowed in the dark. This green surface pulled the sailors towards it. No one knew what was happening; yet they were willingly helpless. Suddenly, the details were clearer, the decorative area was the forehead of the Great Indian kraken, the KudoZ. Gradually the sailors realized that they were gazing at almost pointblack range at a huge kraken. Before the sailors were able to carry their weapons, the kraken has already revealed his arms into the dark sky, crushing the boat into pieces and swallows the greedy sailors who wanted to exploit India.
Fire in Your Mouth Digital Illustration in a book called The Odyssey of Insatiable Minds: An Extremely Short Story Competition In Japan
The Blue Feather Hotel Logo Graphic Design
29,7 x 42 cm.
BLUE FEATHER H
Rising above the earth and soaring through the skies, the lighting birds have been symbols of power and freedom throughout the ages. These birds link the human world to the divine or supernatural realms that lie beyond ordinary experience. The lighting Birds are mediators between humans and the supernatural world and they carry them softly in the sky. My name is Kaluwa. It is unusual name, yes ? Oâ€™well, not for me, says the little girl before swinging. I am the forgotten one in the unforgotten world of Zuri. The land of beautiful souls. With every swing I feel like getting near my destination. With my head free, the temptation to letting go and flying raises by the playful wind. Lift me high, she says. Like a flying Thekwane , the Lightning bird, lost in the worlds. My own space is just void but I am the time and space. Then she flies and swings through the sky, meditating between sunrise and sunset, the world of sprits.
KudoZ, The Kraken Ceramics 25 x 34 x 18 cm
Random Accsess to Memories GYPSUM, feathers. 84.1 x 59.4 cm
Self-tearing Digital Illustration 29,7 x 42 cm.
A Tour Around R.A.K Pen on brown paper 15 x 15 cm
Stresseful Times Digital Video 45 seconds
Under the Sight of Cancer. Acrylic on canvas canvas 90 x 65 cm
The 360째 Degrees Trip Book Structure 15 x 15 cm
Visual Musicians : Tupac & Bob Marley Acrylic on canvas paper 40 x 20cm
QUAUHTLI, the great Aztec Warrior was turned into an eagle warrior, the eyes of the truth, a song written by the hands of the god Huitzilopochtli. QUAUHTLI was turned into an immortal warrior who the god replaced his body with the spirits of Aztecs and the spirit of the fighting eagle. The warrior is seeking his true destiny, began the long journey down the mountain, following the path of the northern wind.
The QUAUHTLI, Aztec Warrior Digital Illustration 29,7 x 42 cm.
Transforming something ugly to beautiful Color pencil on paper 35 X 35 cm
Inside-out , the exploration of interior Installation Videotapes, light source 60 x 60 cm
Sugur Cube World Childernâ€™s book. ibook
1st , 2012, Airbus, Tony Soulie Art Exhibition Event. 2nd , 2012. Public Service announcement video. Media Majid Awards.
2nd , 2008. Photography competition. Ministry of Finance and Industry, a photography competition for best c ultural picture of R.A.K.
Ameena AlJerman www.nonilace.wordpress. P.O.Box: 1929. R.A.K. U.A.E Mobile: +971505561546 Email: U2810718@zu.ac.ae
Painting, digital illustration & graphic design. Reading Stamp collecting Swimming Music box collecting Strong leadership skills and communication skills developed through joining clubs of all interest, also in the workshops. Good at:iMOVIE, Microsoft Office Viso, Microsoft Office Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign CS5, Final Cut Pro. Microsoft Office Programs through having ISDL International Computer Driving License.
AIESEC (Association internationale des ĂŠtudiants en sciences ĂŠconomiques et commerciales) Dubai volunteer. Secretary of Drawing club. Design member of Harmony club. Young Artists Award, Sheikha Manal short list 2012. Sikka art fair March 2013.
Secretary assistant. R.A.K Police Department- Administrative section.R.A.K, 2006
Assisted in organizing files, dealing with data
2008- present, expected graduation Spring 2014. Double major Bachelor degrees in Art and Design and International Studies.
(Specializations in Visual Arts and Culture and Society, College of Arts and Creation enterprises and College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities)
Arabic: Native language English: Excellent and fluent in written and spoken English IELTS score of 6.0 achieved in Nov 2008 French: score of A0+
Personal contact Ameena Khalfan AlJerman AalAli phone: +971505561546 +971509909598 email: U2810718@zu.ac.ae Personal blog: www.nonilace.wordpress.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/noni.uae Address: P.O.Box: 1929, R.A.K. U.A.E