Navine G. Khan-Dossos

Navine G. Khan-Dossos (b. 1982, London) is a visual artist working between London and Athens. Her interests include Orientalism in the digital realm, geometry as information and decoration, image calibration, and Aniconism in contemporary culture.

She has developed a form of geometric abstraction that merges the traditional Aniconism of Islamic art with the algorithmic nature of the interconnected world we live in. This is not the formal abstraction we understand from the western history of art, but something essentially informational, and committed to investigation and communication. Khan-Dossos is a painter, and uses this medium and its history to ask fundamental questions about the ways in which we see, understand, and, crucially, represent the world around us. Her work suggests that contrary to the mediatic impulses of the present, we must not rely upon, nor constantly reproduce, the figurative language of television, online media, videos, and the endlessly circulating images which shape our shared imagination of reality. Rather, she is invested in the discovery of a new language which better reflects the patterns and connections that underlie these images and their related experiences.

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Artworks

Imagine A Palm Tree, 2016

Imagine A Palm Tree

Navine G. Khan-Dossos / Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

Komt Hier Aan Deze Gele Vlaktes (Come Unto These Yellow Sands)

Komt Hier Aan Deze Gele Vlaktes (Come Unto These Yellow Sands), 2015

Navine G. Khan-Dossos / Project Probe

My TV Ain’t HD, That’s Too Real

My TV Ain't HD, That's Too Real

Navine G. Khan-Dossos / Witte de With - Cassander Eeftinck-Schattenkerk

Echo Chamber

Echo Chamber

Navine G. Khan-Dossos / Van Abbemuseum - Peter Cox

The School of Earthquake Diplomacy

The School of Earthquake Diplomacy

IKSV/ Navine G. Khan-Dossos

Scenes From A Pre-Crime (Performance for Security Guards) 2018, SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul

Scenes From A Pre-Crime (Performance for Security Guards) 2018, SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul

SALT/ Mustafa Hazneci