G. G. Shah (b.1987, NL)

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Our relationship to objects is one of an existential nature. Objects mark, trace and give meaning to our human presence. We create, propagate, preserve and consume all to prove our existence.

In a day and age where the physical has been usurped by the digital, the desire for the tangible is ever growing. I produce works in a variety of media that investigate the status of ‘things’ in an ever dematerialised world through the concept of (re)production, mark making and traces.

The process of making is a key aspect of my practice. During the process of making and the recording of this production questions concerning the blurred border between image and object, high and low culture and conservation and neglect arise.

The image is a reoccurring element in my work. I layer and repurpose images as part of the process of making objects. Buried images, scratches, imprints and preciously framed photographs all become subtle elements of installation works concerning mortality, value and the status of our physical relationship to objects in the age of ‘thinking’ things.


⧉ Proofs, PUNCTUM Gallery, London, April 2016
⧉ Conversation in Progress, mill Centre Gallery, High Gate London, January 2016
⧉ A Landscape Without Figures, Studio 47, September 2015
⧉ x10, Spaces Amsterdam, October 2014
⧉ Furore, SSBA Salon Amsterdam, September 2014
⧉ The Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, July 2014
⧉ Photo Town, Felix & Foam Amsterdam, June 2014
⧉ Avral II, Butchers Tears Amsterdam, December 2013
⧉ Avral I, Saint Petersburg, October 2013
⧉ Cracking Cobra, Cobra Museum Amstelveen, May – August 2014
⧉ Pop-Up Bookstore, Galerie de Schans Amsterdam, October 2012
⧉ Foto Expositie, Galerie de Schans Amsterdam, April 2012


□ 2015 - 2016
MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL: University of the Arts, London, UK

□ 2011 - 2014
BA Fine Arts Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, NL

□ 01.2013 - 06.2013
Honours Programme Art & Research, Gerrit Rietveld Academie in collaboration with Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, NL

□ 2010 - 2011
Foundation Fine Arts and Design, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL