Zeinab Saleh
Born 1996 in Kenya
Lives and works in London



BFA, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (2016- 2019)

Fine Art Foundation Degree, Royal Drawing School, London (2014- 2015)

Selected Exhibitions




After Image, curated by Robert Spragg, MAMOTH, London 

26 September – 28 November 2020

Condo London, curated by Olivia Barrett and Finola Jones, mother’s tankstation hosting Château Shatto, mother’s tankstation, London [two-person exhibition with Yuko Mohri]


The Poetics of the Neighbourhood Rascals, curated by Amal Alhaag, Barbershop Mixed People, Rotterdam

A patch of green in London, curated by Jerome Ince-Mitchell, Cookhouse Gallery, London


The Age of New Babylon, curated by Sara Gulamali and Samboleap Tol, Lethaby Gallery, London

Redress, curated by Dr Andrea Frederickson, UCL Art Museum, London

Eating At the Same Table, curated by Hamed Maiye, The Gallery at Willesden Green, London

Widening the Gaze, curated by Zeinab Saleh, Slade Research Centre, London

Friday Late: Snap with i-D, with Muslim Sisterhood, curated by Jenna Mason, V&A, London


Ain’t I Beautiful, curated by Mattie Loyce, 198 Contemporary, London




CherishTV, 24 hour online screening (2020)

Marathon: The City That Never Sleeps, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (2019)

VIDEOSPORT, Good Sport Gallery, Ontario, Canada (2018)


Dumfries House Residency, Royal Drawing School, Ayrshire, Scotland (2019)

Redress, UCL Art Museum, London (2018)



a-n Time, Space, Money (2020)

Duveen Travel Scholarship, awarded by Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (2019)

Artquest: Peer Forum, Camden Arts Centre, awarded by Artquest (2018)

Prankerd-Jones Memorial prize awarded by Slade Prizes and Scholarships Committee (2018)

Interviews / Press / Publications



Vogue Arabia, Meet the Young Artist Collective Creating a Space for Muslims in the Industry

The Face, Scrap that, lets Begin Again


Performing an alternative archive of Muslim experience, Lorén Elhili

Photoworks Annual 26, ISBN 978-1-9037965-7-3

Elephant Magazine, For Zeinab Saleh, Co-Founder of Muslim Sisterhood, Community Is Everything

Dazed 100

DATEAGLE ART, Reclaiming Commonality


Failed Architecture, The Radical Culture of Night Shops and Beauty Salons

The Face, Muslim Sisterhood spotlight

Muslim Sisterhood, ed. by Zeinab Saleh, Lamisa Khan and Sara Gulamali

Widening the Gaze, ed. by Nia Fekri 


Khidr Collective Zine, Issue Two: Shifaa’ (print)

Talks / Presentations



Community building through practice, Contemporary Art Lecture, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, 21 October 2020

Panel discussion with Rizwan Hussain, Nurull Islam, Zeinab Saleh and Lamisa Khan, Chisenhale Gallery, London


Artist Self-Publishers' Fair, ICA London

Where is South?, with Simon Njami, Tate Modern Tanks Studio, London

Marathon: The City That Never Sleeps, Zeinab Saleh in conversation with Amal Alhaag, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam

Women of the World: Smash the Ceiling, Zeinab Saleh in conversation with Lamisa Khan, UCL, London

Taking up Space, panel discussion, Blake Society, University of Cambridge, Cambridge


V&A Friday Late: Threads, V&A Museum, London

Phantasy Art School, panel discussion at Bold Tendencies, London

 © Zeinab Saleh. All rights reserved. 2020

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