Zahra Holm: Moon Swings

June 15 - July 30, 2024
Gobernador José Guadalupe Covarrubias 46, San Miguel Chapultepec

JO-HS is pleased to show the first solo exhibition of works by Zahra Holm (b. 1989) in Mexico. This presentation invites the viewer to embark upon a journey within the female body as it grows new life, alters in health, responds to the elements, and expresses the subconscious as abstract color and form. This new series of works, both on paper and canvas, emerged from Holm’s month-long stay as an artist in residence at JO-HS this spring. Influenced by the colors and warm climate of Mexico City as well as her impending passage into the realm of motherhood, Holm expands upon her previous abstract works with a unique focus on the many dimensions housed within the female body, from the physical changes to the waves of emotion to its spiritual essence. With mostly warm hues, voluptuous forms, and softened boundaries evolving across the picture plane into a fluid, complex composition, Moon Swings investigates gestation as a force of nature. Georgia O’Keeffe, Niki de Saint Phalle, Hilma af Klint, Louise Bourgeois, and the sculptures of Brancusi have galvanized the artist’s forms and subject matter––revealing the cosmos and the landscapes of deserts and mountains as intrinsic matter in the emergence and building of new life. 

Installation views

Artist Biography
Based between Stockholm and Paris, Holm grew up on the Mediterranean coast in Tunisia, and so the soft, sandy, sun-drenched landscapes of her childhood are a fundamental part of her aesthetic approach to art making. As a self-taught artist, Holm’s work is informed by years of designing and building sets for the theater and cinema in Paris. She has had numerous commissions at hotels, restaurants, and with fashion brands, most recently with Chloe. Her work has been published in magazines and across media in France and abroad, including The book ‘Femmes d’Art’, Milk Magazine, Vogue Magazine, Vanity Fair, and Ideat Magazine, among others.

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