Rekha sameer

Rekha is a site specific conceptual artist and works with multiple mediums including cctv cameras, video,
sound, clay and fabrics.

Sameer derives her subject from contemporary social and political concerns.

The majority of her artworks and installations are based on social issues and everyday life in the community.

The art objects she creates are aesthetically simple but conceptually and experientially complex. As an artist, she attaches significance to having original experiences on the site and allows the fresh responses to the spaces to inform the art object. The simple reason the art form exists is to act as conduit between the artist and the
viewer. Once the link is established, a cyclical relationship is activated between the artist, art-object and the viewer.

The site specific installations also offer the viewer a new perspective and fresh insight into their everyday  existence. She is a highly prolific artist.

Rekha Sameer is originally from Mumbai, India. She lived in Singapore before moving to the UK in 2000.
She completed her Foundation Art in Bucks New University and went on to study BA and MA Fine Art in
Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London. She has completed a PGCE in Learning and
Teaching at Higher Education through HEA, England.
She is a site specific conceptual artist and works with multiple mediums including cctv cameras, video,
sound, clay and fabrics. Sameer derives her subject from contemporary social and political concerns. The
majority of her artworks and installations are based on social issues and everyday life in the community. The
art objects she creates are aesthetically simple but conceptually and experientially complex. As an artist, she
attaches significance to having original experiences on the site and allows the fresh responses to the spaces
to inform the art object. The simple reason the art form exists is to act as conduit between the artist and the
viewer. Once the link is established, a cyclical relationship is activated between the artist, art-object and the
viewer. The site specific installations also offer the viewer a new perspective and fresh insight into their
everyday existence. She is a highly prolific artist.
Sameer has curated multiple shows and events in the past 15 years. Significant milestones have been a group
show consisting of 40 artists responding to the humanitarian crisis caused by migration into Europe. Her
recent project was a group show on the changing identity of Britain in Europe, post-Brexit and highlight of
2017 was an Oral Histories exhibition titled ‘Transition of Oral Histories’ commissioned by a charity called
Winch in collaboration with Camden Libraries and funded by Heritage Lotteries. She is currently working
on creating murals inspired by Diego Riviera on a recent visit to Mexico city. She will be drawing on the
political and social upheaval that India is going through to enable her practice.