Mukesh Shah



Shah (British Indian; b.1959 in Aden, Yemen) lives and works in Dubai, having previously lived in London after a childhood in Bombay. He has an MA from the University of Cambridge.

Mukesh Shah is a multi-disciplinary visual artist whose practice is a dialogue between contemplative abstraction focused on materiality and language-based works that explore contemporary issues.


1981 MA, University of Cambridge, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2021 C?N U FEEL IT, XVA Gallery, Dubai
2019 Playlist, XVA Gallery, Dubai
2018 Full Moon Rising, XVA Gallery, Dubai
2018 SIKKA Art Fair, Al Fahidi Historical District, Dubai
2016 In Between, XVA Gallery, Dubai

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 The Print Show, Warehouse 46, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
2019 AFA Collective, Fann A Porter, Dubai
2019 Summer Exhibition, XVA Gallery, Dubai
2018 Reframed, XVA Gallery, Dubai
2018 Contemporary Art of the Middle East, Wetpaint Gallery, UK
2017 Project 2017, Gallery Elena Shchukina, London

Art Fairs

2018 SIKKA Art Fair, Dubai
2017 ArtBAB, Bahrain, XVA Gallery (solo booth)

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2022 59th La Biennale di Venezia
Personal Structures 2022
Palazzo Mora, Venice