Sarah Almehairi was born in Abu Dhabi in 1998, where she currently lives and works. She received her BA in Art and Art History from New York University of Abu Dhabi (UAE).
Almehairi’s overarching body of work unfolds a discourse on themes of language, materiality and memory through the intuitive examination of narrative and abstraction. By engaging with geometric shape and form, she extracts and defines a structural language read time and time again to suggest a form other than its own– a map, a sentence, a puzzle piece. Through the process, moments unfold, repositioning takes place, and order is imposed through the organization of collected information. Working primarily with an investigative range of media, she explores the push and pulls of material to evoke a story that both conceals and reveals.
She has participated in various group exhibitions, including Intimate Dimensions, Hafez Gallery, Jeddah, (2020), The Youth Takeover, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, (2019), and the 35th Annual Emirates Fine Art Society Exhibition, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, (2018). Her first solo show, Between, was hosted by Carbon 12 Gallery, Dubai, (2019). Almehairi is also part of the Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship’s (SEAF) 7th Cohort (2019-2020), founder of the Artist Talks series, and co-founder of JARA Collective.