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
2016 As you can see. Exhibit 320. New Delhi, India.
2015 Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
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.