UBIK’s work is present in some of the most prestigious private and public arab contemporary art collections, such as the Samawi Collection and The Farook Collection.UBIK is an Indian artist living and working in Dubai, UAE. Born 1985.
His work experiments with a variety of mediums. He does not position his work in a specific genre. The core of UBIK's work deals with the relative ideology of chaos. It renders the absurdity of the world order and comments on the machinated playgrounds of human cliches, in a sarcastic and realistic way. UBIK crafts his work to be conceptual. Not in the form of technicality but rather its reactionary possibilities. The process of the work is to urge and provoke the viewer to self-reflect. The viewer is not an isolated agent, but rather his/er reaction is an integral part to the artistic production.
Currently, UBIK is heavily influenced by film, beatnik and gonzo literature, music, street art, anarchism and existentialist thought. His older works include drawings and paintings while his recent work has moved into a more conceptual direction, with a strong focus on text.
CV - UBIK
2018 Dear. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, España.
2016 As you can see. Exhibit 320. New Delhi, India.
2015 Interations. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2014 Incidentals. Lawrie Shabibi. Dubai, UAE.
2012 Dissident. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2011 Relate to the Matter As I Drop the Bomb, Traffic. Dubai.
2016 Der Sand aus den Uhren. Franz Josefs Kai 3. Vienna, Austria.
2016 1497. Green Art Gallery. Dubai, UAE.
2014 Thanks for Writing. 601Artspace, New York, USA.
2014 Please rewind!. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2013 MONOCROMÁTICOS. Galería Adora Calvo, Salamanca, Spain.
2012 A Most Precarious Relationship. Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah.
2012 TEXT ME. Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai.
2012 The Samawi Collection II. Ayyam Gallery, Dubai.
2012 THE STATE: Domination, Hegemony and The Panopticon, Traffic, Dubai.
2011 THE STATE: The Coming Insurrection, Vol. 1, Traffic, Dubai.
2011 THE STATE: SOCIAL / ANTISOCIAL?, Traffic and The Third Line, Dubai.
2011 "West End?" Museum on Seam , Jerusalem, Israel.
2013 Biennale Jogja XII Equator#2 2013. Jogja, Indonesia.
2012 Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Kochi, India.
2014 Incidentals. Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE.
2013 Sculpture On The Beach. Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE.
2012 With A Little Help From My Friends. The Pavilion Downtown, Dubai, UAE.
2012 Abu Dhabi Art Fair. Abu Dhabi, UAE.
2012 SIKKA. Dubai, UAE.
2012 Art Dubai Projects. Dubai, UAE.
2011 Satellite Broadcast 001: Tahrir Sq. Satellite, Dubai, UAE.
2017 India Art Fair. Sabrina Amrani, New Delhi, India.
2016 Art Dubai. Sabrina Amrani, Dubai, UAE.
2016 India Art Fair. Sabrina Amrani, New Delhi, India.
2015 ArtInternational. Sabrina Amrani, Istanbul, Turkey.
2014 Art Dubai. Sabrina Amrani, Dubai, UAE.
2014 Art14 London. Sabrina Amrani, London, UK.
2013 Artissima 20. Sabrina Amrani, Torino, Italy.
2013 Art Dubai 2013. Sabrina Amrani, Dubai, UAE.
2012 JustMad Mia. Sabrina Amrani, Miami, USA.
2012 Beirut Art Fair. Sabrina Amrani, Beirut, Lebanon.
2011 Art Dubai. Traffic, Dubai, UAE.
2017 TIFA Working Studios ARTEL. Pune, India.
The Samawi Collection.