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 influence 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, resilience, her work and style mirrors her own break away from imposed identities and definitions and focuses more on a journey into the subconscious. With a bit of poetry and humour. Passionate about art’s social impact, Fatspatrol’s work in recent years has made its way to public walls in 10 countries accompanied by a studio practice in drawing and painting and a number of brand-related commercial projects.
Fathima graduated with 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.