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 its 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.

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.


Solo Exhibitions

 

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, UAE.

Group Exhibitions

 

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, UAE.
2012     TEXT ME. Lawrie Shabibi. Dubai, UAE.
2012     The Samawi Collection II. Ayyam Gallery. Dubai, UAE.
2012     THE STATE: Domination, Hegemony and The Panopticon. Traffic. Dubai, UAE.
2011     THE STATE: The Coming Insurrection, Vol. 1. Traffic. Dubai, UAE.
2011     THE STATE: SOCIAL / ANTISOCIAL? Traffic and The Third Line. Dubai, UAE.
2011     "West End?"  Museum on Seam. Jerusalem, Israel.

Biennale

2013     Biennale Jogja XII Equator#2 2013. Jogja, Indonesia.
2012     Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Kochi, India.

Projects

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.

Art fairs

 

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.

 

Residencies

 

2017     TIFA Working Studios ARTEL. Pune, India.

 

Private Collections

 

Farook Collection.

The Samawi Collection.