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Sabeen Omar

Sabeen Omar
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Sabeen Omar (b. 1987) is a Sri Lankan artist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Her work contemplates what can infuse everyday, discardable objects, like cardboard boxes and garment fragments, with the value of a precious family heirloom. She juxtaposes geometric motifs from Islamic architecture against a soft, ever-shifting sky to allude to the duality of the meaningless preciousness in her work. Sabeen had her first solo exhibition, Tiger Balm & Other Boxes, at Cornell University in 2022. She has conducted several sewing related gatherings at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka and House of Kal, Colombo.