Navine G. Khan-Dossos (b. 1982, London) is a visual artist based in Athens. Her interests include Orientalism in the digital realm, geometry as information and decoration, image calibration, and Aniconism in contemporary culture.
She has developed a form of geometric abstraction that merges the traditional Aniconism of Islamic art with the algorithmic nature of the interconnected world we live in. It is not abstract in the sense we understand from the western history of this development in art, but something informational in essence.
Khan-Dossos suggests that the way to ask questions about this subject is not to rely on and reproduce the figurative language of online media outlets, videos, and low-res stills which shape our imagined versions of reality, but to invest in finding a new language that reflects the patterns and connections that underlie these images and generate them in the digital world.
Khan-Dossos studied History of Art at Cambridge University, Arabic at Kuwait University, Islamic Art at the Prince’s School of Traditional Art in London, and holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design, London. In 2014/2015, she was a participant at the Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (NL).
She has exhibited and worked with various institutions, including The Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven) The Museum of Islamic Art (Doha), Witte de With (Rotterdam), The Delfina Foundation (London), The Library of Amiens (Amiens), Leighton House Museum (London), The Benaki Museum (Athens) and the A.M. Qattan Foundation (Ramallah). She has published work in The White Review and The Happy Hypocrite.
She is currently a tutor on the MA program at the Dutch Art Institute (Arnhem).