Shelina Khimji

We are all works of art and the universe is a divine canvas

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We are all works of art and the universe is a divine canvas

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    Shelina Khimji is a self-taught, award winning Tanzanian artist and a Chartered accountant, drawn to art since her childhood.

    Art journey

    Over a decade long career, she has been featured on CNN style.

    She has exhibited in World Art Dubai 2020 as the only Tanzanian artist.

     

    She has also been featured in the The National UAE, Art & Lusso Magazine, Modern Renaissance Magazine, Culturally Arts, Addition Magazine and The Citizen Tanzania.

     

    She was selected to represent Tanzania by ZeeArts Gallery among 115 women from different countries across the globe on the theme “rise to rejoice.”

     

    She has exhibited on the QE 2 Dubai, the Holy Art Gallery in London and Athens, Artoze Gallery, Picasso Gallery,  Movenpick Hotel and Apartments Bur Dubai and Raw Coffee Company in Dubai. She was also selected by Rangi Gallery in Tanzania and Mauritius International Art Fair.

     

    She is part of Coffee and Women movement community in Dubai as one of very first female pioneer for being a coffee art creative and minting them as NFTs.

    Her artwork titled “Coffee bloom” was minted as an NFT and exhibited at the DIFC Art nights in a concept called “gallery in a box.”

     

    She has created a mural jointly for a play room in the Children’s Cancer Ward at the Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam.

    She had the honour to participate in a live talk show hosted by a UK based TV channel.

    Art has allowed me to dip my brush into my soul and paint away my fantasies. The imaginary places and dreams that I express on the canvas permit me to lose myself and fulfil my inner longings by bringing them alive in a painting.

    My art also combines challenging concepts that give me a sense of achievement when done. Colour is also my powerful symbolism as it reflects my happy persona and my ideal world imagery.

    2022: Participant in a live talk show for a UK based Tv channel

    2021: Featured in in The Citizen Tanzania newspaper for Rotaract’s Colours of Hope Exhibition.

    2020: World Art Dubai 2020, and was featured in The National UAE and Art & Lusso Magazine.

    2020: featured on CNN style for her artwork submitted to a Dubai based Art Studio who planned to turn lockdown art into a series of large public murals across United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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