Turner nominated artist, Zarina Bhimji, comes to Whitechapel

'Your sadness is drunk' Pic: Zarina Bhimji / Whitechapel Gallery

An exhibition by British artist Zarina Bhimji has been launched at Whitechapel gallery.

Representing her work over the last 25 years this exhibition tracks her travels across Africa and India.

The graduate of Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, who was born in Uganda, brings to East London amazing landscapes, lightbox-pictures and two films. One film, Yellow Patch, focuses on architecture and landscapes from different places in India and the accompanying sound-scape is designed to immerse the audience further into the subject matter.

Bhimji describes her work as: “Not about the actual facts but about the echo they create, the marks, the gestures and the sound. This is what excites me.”

The exhibition also includes an early film from 2002, Out of Blue, filmed in Uganda and the pictures as sketches and development of the film.

The chief curator of the Whitechapel Gallery, Achim Borchardt-Hume, said: “Places are chosen for the photographs because it produces a particular reaction the artist’s mind.”

Nominated for a Turner Prize in 2007, Bhimji also exhibited at the Tate Modern in 2003.

The free exhibition will be running until March 14. Find out more on the gallery’s website.

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