Born in Leeds, 1966
Lives and works in London
Henna Nadeem graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art, London (1993). In Nadeem’s complex photographic collages, the artist superimposes decorative patterns inspired by Islamic, Japanese and Moorish sources onto a wide range of found landscape images, from tourist shots of Africa to chocolate box depictions of 1960s England, integrating disparate visual references to create new cultural readings.
Nadeem’s recent solo exhibitions include Charleston Farmhouse, curated by Photoworks as part of Brighton Photo Biennial (2006) and the Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance (2005). Other solo projects include; Henna Nadeem: A Picture Book of Britain, a publication by Photoworks (2006) and trees water rocks for Piccadilly Circus Underground Station, London (2004/05). She has exhibited widely in group exhibitions across the UK including; Wood for the Trees and Falling Leaves, Gimpel Fils, London (2007); Alien Nation, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2006/07 touring) and Picture of Britain, Tate Britain (2005). Nadeem has undertaken residencies at Artspace, Sydney, Australia (2007) and the London Print Studio (2004/05). In 2006, Nadeem was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Award.