Karimah Hassan

Karimah is a multidisciplinary artist from London with roots in Wales, Yemen and Bangladesh. Her work revolves around community-driven storytelling, locations and cultural diversity.

The pivotal aspect of Hassan’s practice involves hosting ‘community show- case teasers’ under the disguise of an exhibition. In a curated line up, Karimah exhibits her painting alongside poetry readings, open-mic sessions, live jazz and even football matches. In this way, Hassan combines the artwork, the painting subject, and community members together in one space. After graduating with a MA in Architecture from the Royal College of Art, London, and from the Mural Career Development programme, Toronto, Karimah went on to work with major clients including : The Barbican, Ted Baker, Arts Council England, The Highline New York, Toronto Council, FCUK and Crxss Platfxrms.

Karimah has also worked on many successful partnerships under the umbrella of Alexander McQueen’s Sarabande Foundation where she is an artist in residence. These include working with Burberry on an installation for their Mayfair window, and a recent solo show ‘Strangers Yearbook’ – a real time Insta-gallery featuring portraits of strangers and the various emotional states they have experienced during lockdown.

Karimah is currently working on her next series, to be announced later this year.