Hind Mezaina's work addresses her relationship and reaction to the accelerated changes Dubai is undergoing. Memory, change, the notion of heritage and the representation of Dubai in the media (and how it corresponds to the people living in the city) are some of the key themes that she is interested in. Through her work, she aims to communicate anxieties to the changes, and to also comment, preserve memories, and create a ‘visual archaeology’ of the city. Furthermore, cultural memory is explored specifically in reference to film and TV shows she watched growing up.
Working primarily in photography, and most recently in video, her work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions in the UAE and abroad. Her blog theculturist.com and Tea with Culture podcast she co-founded covers cultural news, events, reviews in the UAE and beyond. Her writing has been featured in local publications including The National, Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia and Vision.
She recently graduated from the 2015-2016 edition of Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Emerging Artists Fellowship in partnership with Rhode Island School of Design.