Navine G. Khan-Dossos
(b. 1982, London) is a visual artist. Her interests include Orientalism in the digital realm, geometry as information and decoration, and image calibration. Khan-Dossos uses painting to meld geometric abstraction with the traditional aniconism of Islamic art. She approaches painting — from egg tempera on wood panel to wall works and murals — as an ‘informational’ act in which fields of knowledge are built from ‘the conflicted and complex relationship of Islam to the West’. In recent years, this has led to a focus on the aesthetics and politics of Islamic State digital propaganda, which the artist sees as a means to ‘invest in finding a new language that reflects the patterns and connections that underpin these images and generate them in the digital world’.
She has exhibited and worked with institutions including Serpentine Galleries, 2016; the Museum of Islamic Art, 2016; the Benaki-Museum, 2016; Witte de With, 2015; the Jan Van Eyck Academie, 2015; the Delfina Foundation, 2015; Leighton House Museum, 2008; and the A.M. Qattan Foundation, 2007.