Zarah Hussain



I wrote and presented an essay for 4Thought.

This will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on the 10th January 2018 at 20.4















In depth interview and article in Studio International.













Numina shown at Today Art Museum in Beijing, China.

Part of the Lumen International Tour.


Lumen Prize People's Choice Award

Numina wins the People's Choice Award at the Lumen Prize for the world's top digital artworks.




















Making Places

Zarah Hussain has been invited to be on the judging panel for Making Places.













Article in The National UAE

"An artist whose work combines the traditions of Islamic geometrical design with the very latest digital technology, Hussain discovered at the end of July that one of her installations, Numina, had been selected for the Lumen Prize longlist."...












Numina featured in Aesthetica Magazine

"The Barbican Centre, London, presents Zarah Hussain’s Numina. This vibrant installation provides an immersive and sensory experience for visitors, the site-specific construction accompanying Transcender, the Barbican Centre’s season of hypnotic and psychedelic music from across the globe"...














Just Launched:  Vimeo Channel

Checkout my collection of videos about my work and some of my animations.











Finantial Times - March 2017

Financial Times Review March 2017


Harpers Bazar Art Issue 26


Hop Street Gallery Exhibition

New Exhibition in Brussels

All welcome to this opening on the 18th March 3-7PM. Exhibition ends 6 May 2017.














Spiderwebs of God


e-list magazine

A great article about my work in e-list magazine. Published in December 2016 and written by Finn D'Albert.

Download the article here.










Womans Hour, December 2016

On December 29th I was invited onto Women's Hour to talk about my work.
You can hear the interview here:












Multimedia App for the British Council

I've been commissioned to make an app by the British Council. The app allows the user to explore geometric patterns whilst a soundtrack is dynamically created to accompany the experience. 
There are no instructions provided within the app; it is intended to be a tangible immersive experience akin to a kinetic sculpture, rather than a design tool or an instrument. 
At the moment, the app is still at the prototype stage, I hope to complete the app by the end of the year! Watch this space for further updates. 


Numina Extended.

The run of Numina has been extended to 25th January, but will be temporarily switched off during the Jazz festival (10-21 Nov).









Sharjah Spectrum

Some screenshots from my new animation,"Sharjah Spectrum".

It will be tiled and installed across 3 walls at the Sharjah Art Museum from Wednesday next week(16/12/2015).

The piece has had music composed especially for it and participants can choose the colours in the gallery with their mobile phones. The colour choices are updated via WIFI every 20 seconds.

When there are no choices being made, the computer code makes a random colour choice. The animation loops infinitely, the way it has been designed, it is very unlikely that the same colour and time sequence will ever repeat.


With thanks to Cris Thompson, Aftab Hussain and Valerie Grove. (This exhibit forms part of the bigger Islamic Art Festival from 16th Dec15 - 16th Jan 16)


Islamic Arts Festival at the Sharjah Art Museum in the UAEI will be exhibiting at the Islamic Arts Festival at the Sharjah Art Museum in the UAE from the 16th December 2015 to 16th January 2016. I will be showing paintings, wall based sculpture and a new fully interactive animation.














Here is the Queen opening the new Royal London Hospital in front of my window vinyls!






Solo Exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery confirmed from May – September 2014. Supported by Arts Council England.



The new exhibition catalogue from my last exhibition Araam is available from Cornerhouse Publications.


The catalogue from my previous exhibition, Handasah is available too.


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