A new artwork by Rasheed Araeen


Food for thought: thought for change

Shamiyaana is a new project by Rasheed Araeen, who has transformed a restaurant into an artwork. People can visit it not only to see his art, but to meet their friends as well as strangers, get together with a glass of wine and eat simple but nourishing, tasty food. Shamiyaana is not just a restaurant but a communal space, where people can meet to share ideas, discuss and exchange their own views.

Upcoming Events

Shamiyaana Art Party

A night of food, art & discussion with Rasheed Araeen

Join us for our next 'Art Party' at Shamiyaana, Stoke Newington.

Join us at Shamiyaana; an artwork/restaurant by acclaimed artist and critical thinker Rasheed Araeen, for our next party.

The aim of the night is to bring together members of the art world, both students and professionals alike, to discuss art, food and Rasheed Araeen's latest artwork, 'Shamiyaana'.

Guests will enjoy 3 courses of food (dietary restrictions catered for) while immersing themselves in the surrounding artwork. Menu on the night will be designed by Rasheed Araeen.

Rasheed Araeen and Studio Rasheed Araeen look forward to meeting you.

All welcome.

Further inquiries at bookings@shamiyaana.com

‘Art must lead a double life… on one hand it is a conceptual artwork but, on the other, its material form must become independent of whether it is a work of art or not. Only when it can escape from being merely an art concept or form can it avoid its reification, and only then can it continue to maintain its transformative function within the productive force of everyday life. 

…art’s function as a liberating force is dependent not only on its becoming something other than art, but also maintaining its identity as a specific material as well as a symbolic practice.’

                                              Rasheed Araeen