Zaahirah is a passionate Artist Activist hailing from Mauritius. As an agent of change, she holds a strong message of empowerment in her art and artistic initiative. 2018, has been roaring with accolades and awards for Zaahirah, In January, she was awarded ‘The Leonardo Da Vinci- Universal Artist Award in Florence- Italy’ followed by the ‘Femina- Women International Leadership Award’ in the artist category in February in Mumbai, India.
She was also nominated for the ‘Global Art Award’ in painting category in November 2017; "Artist of the Year 2016" at the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival. She also won the ‘Youth Excellence Award’ in the Leadership Category and the "Oscar de la Jeunesse 2001” in Artistic Pursuit by the Government of Mauritius. As a Toastmaster, she has been featured in the book 101 Artists Toastmaster distributed worldwide.
Zaahirah has exhibited over Africa, Europe and Middle-East. Zaahirah has successfully curated over 25 art exhibition. Recently she curated the most esteemed International Women Art Exhibition under the theme Press For Progress, where she connected 77 international women artists representing 77 countries under one roof .
Zaahirah is the founder of ZeeArts, and a renowned art activist platform, that connect artists to create community and celebrate art. She has been the prime mover behind an array of artistic and community initiatives. 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.