Born in Dubai in 1992, Jumairy uses experimentations with sound, film, digital technologies and performance to create an immersive world composed of sensory experiences. Traces and allusions more than closed, finite productions, these experiences occupy and transform spaces, becoming provocations that usher viewers from their present time and place into imagined realms. These experiences accumulate to reveal and populate Jumairy’s world, an evolving and expansive space that is mapped through performative acts, scientific experiments and mysterious rituals taking place on stage, across the big screen and within smartphone apps. The same prismatic approach structures his music, in which Arabic electro-pop is entwined with the discordant soundscape of industrial music. Through this progressive and expansive mapping, Jumairy evolves, becoming a comprehensive conduit through which the artist explores psychological questions and processes traumas, both personal and collective.
Jumairy's work has been presented through residencies and exhibitions across the region and internationally. He was commissioned for the inaugural 'UAE Unlimited' exhibition 'A Public Privacy' (Dubai, 2015) and 'Is Old Gold?' (Dubai, 2017). In 2015/16 he participated in the Art Dubai A.i.R. programme in collaboration with Delfina Foundation and Tashkeel, which culminated in an installation and performance work at the fair. A residency with Maraya Arts Centre resulted in 'BRZ5', his first solo exhibition in Milan, Italy organised by FARE Arte. His work has been collected and supported by Barjeel Art Foundation and Maraya Art Centre as well as being acquired by private collectors.