Les Artistes

"Icon(s)" april - july 2015

Born in Kuwait in 1990, he lives and works in London and Kuwait.

Farid Saleem Kamboh studied Economics, Banking and International Finance before completing a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 2012. His work is in line with the Institutional Critique movement, which questions the institutions and conventions of the artworld and is most famous through the art of Marcel Broodthaers and Hans Haacke. Kamboh’s installations question the real value of an artwork and compare it to its financial value. Money is a central theme in Kamboh’s work. His art is all about the sociological and symbolical power of money : what makes money valuable aside from the faith in its value ? What is the influence of money on our daily lives, on the choices we make ?