Ferha Farooqui


Much of my work is informed by life in London and reflects the character and mood of the capital’s east end. Some of the work seeks to mirror the experience of change in British Asian society from the radical politics of the late 1970s and early 80s to the often internalised dynamics and anxieties of contemporary social and family structures, amongst other themes.

I trained as a painter and printmaker at Winchester School of Art and use a variety of forms and media. These include large-scale triptychs in oil on canvas, small-scale miniature paintings in gouache on vellum or paper, watercolours and oil on ceramic. I also work with linocut, etching and other relief or intaglio printmaking techniques amongst a variety of other media.




  • Wonderland, ELP group show, Brüder Grimm Museum, Kassel, Germany, then V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London
  • Eleven, ELP group show, Bankside Gallery, London
  • Journey, solo show, Barbican Library, Barbican Centre, London


  • Wonderland, ELP group show, Fairytale Museum, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
  • I am 10, ELP group show, Bankside Gallery, London


  • Love letter to London, ELP group show, City Hall, London


  • The Year of the Dog, ELP group show, Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow, London


  • HELP, ELP group show, St Pancras Hospital, London


  • Newham Arts Festival, Newham Town Hall, London E15


  • Tom Allen Arts Group Show, Changing Room Gallery, Lloyds Park, Walthamstow, E17
  • Tom Allen Arts Group Show, Tom Allen Art Centre, London E15


  • Solo show, Sisterwrite Gallery/Bookshop, Upper Street, London, NI


  • Blackheath Gallery, London SE3
  • Whitechapel Open Exhibition, Whitechapel Gallery, London


  • Whitechapel Open Exhibition, Bishopsgate Institute, London