Fatspatrol (Fathima) Is an Indian, UAE-born-and-raised, Canadian immigrated, artist based between Toronto and Dubai. Her work embodies her third-culture identity in the sense that it is a hybrid medley of many influences and in the end a voice of her own. Addressing her own curiosity about the world, our place in it, and other existential conundrums, Fatspatrol works heavily with symbolism and narrative to share her stories and learnings and find universal sentiments. Whilst often referencing representations of freedom, triumph, and resilience, her work and style mirrors her own break away from cultural and religious restraints, imposed identities and definitions, and a journey into the subconscious. Passionate about art’s social impact, Fats’ work in recent years has made its way to public walls in 10 countries. She continues a studio practice in drawing and painting which includes a number of brand-related commercial projects. Fathima has obtained a BA in Art & Culture from the University of Toronto and an MA in Sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2010 she was awarded the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award and founded The Domino, an artist-run platform in Dubai.

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