Zaahirah is an Artist Activist from the island of Mauritius, with a diploma in Fine Arts from Thomson Education Direct in Washington, USA. As an agent of change, she holds a strong message of empowerment in her art. She founded ZeeArts Community, a Global Canvas that Connects, Creates and Celebrates. It is a platform to empower emerging and established artists to foster artistic & community development projects. She has proactively organized and curated an array of artistic and community projects.
Art is an essential constituent of Zaahirah’s life; it is a paramount journey that crafted her personality. She is who she is today because she has heard and adhered to the music of the brushes and colours. Zaahirah started feet painting to explore myriad ways of creation, which she performs regularly at public art venues throughout the UAE.
Zaahirah was featured in the book 101 Artists Toastmaster. An illustration of hers was selected for the Sharjah Book Fair 2013. Her work was selected for Sikka 2015 and recently her work was chosen by Creatopia to present to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoom, Crown Prince of Dubai during the Global Islamic Economy Summit 2016. She has exhibited her work in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
She has received many awards, most recently "Artist of the Year 2016" at the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival. She also won the "Youth Excellence Award" in the Leadership Category, the "Oscar de la Jeunesse 2001” in Artistic Pursuit by the Government of Mauritius, and the Artists Critic Award in 2013 in Dubai.