Zarah Cassim

1992 -

Zarah Cassim is a young artist, born and raised in Cape Town. She graduated from the UCT Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2014 with a major in photography and painting.

Her first solo exhibition of paintings was with 99 Loop in September 2015.


Apart from her Fine Art studies, Zarah has been part of the Kids Clay initiative and has taught ceramics at leading schools in Cape Town. She has worked for the Elle Decoration SA magazine and has written online articles for them.


She is co-owner and designer of South African ladies clothing label, Lazuli which has been supported by the Cape Town Fashion Council and has taken part in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town in recent years.


In 2013 she was named a finalist in the Sasol New Signature Artists competition and was named a finalist in the 2015 Barclays Absa l’Atelier competition.


Cassim is a passionate creative, involved in multiple areas of the South African creative industry and views all of the above as integral to her growth and artistic practice.


She is currently based in Paris. 


Read an interview with Cassim on VISI magazine's website here.

View works from Cassim's first solo exhibition at 99 Loop here.