With a multi-disciplinary background in art, design and architecture, Moza Almatrooshi explores the physically bounded quality of life – its composition from elements that are forged by and in the physical world. Through various media, including large-scale land art interventions, she investigates memory and decay and how moments can be “trapped” by specific spatial conditions. She maps the gap that shapes life and human relationships, a fraught boundary that lies between an intangible inner world and a dominant physical environment. Through her practice, she strives to develop a personal system to approach such issues of physical and existential cartography, particularly as it relates to human movement in the desert and the mountainous landscapes of the UAE.
Moza holds a BA from the College of Fine Arts and Creative Enterprise, Zayed University, Dubai. She has worked in art, architecture, exhibition management and curation and has written for several independent publications. She is a graduate of the Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship and an alumnus of A.i.R. Dubai, curated by Yasmina Reggad; her work was presented as part of the non-profit chapter of Art Dubai 2016. Her most recent work was showcased in the XX Bienal Internacional de Artes Visuales de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, as part of a group exhibition called ‘The Blue Hour’, curated by Mo Reda.