Group exhibition at Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, London
Curated by Aya Haidar
14 October – 22 November 2014
RCD>PLY>RWD>FFWD>STOP>EJ, is a group exhibition of work by Middle Eastern Contemporary artists, which emphasizes recording the present as a reference for the future.
In light of the historical, current, and continuing political situation in the Middle East, where the relationship between the power of the people and the people in power has created a period of radical change, I have created two new works in my Buzz Words series: Current and Resistance.
The words, separated, refer to the nature of the material of the work ( players navigate metal words without forming an electric circuit ) whereby current and resistance are terms used to describe an electric charge. Placed together the works charge each other, becoming a statement about current resistance movements and questioning what the current resistance is against.
The work will be available to play from 14 October – 22 November 2014
Parisians Love to Speak English is a new site specific sound installation for the Diep- Haven cross channel contemporary arts festival. Part of my Public Address series , this series of announcements on the ferry’s tannoy system playfully explores anglo-french perceptions of each other, inviting listeners to consider how we, the public, assume and transfer knowledge of other cultures.
The work was presented on on the 19th August 2014.
My solo show, The Current Situation was on until the 7th September 2014. There are 5 newly commissioned artworks at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham, and ran from the 10th May – 7th September 2014. It will be touring to Wolverhampton Art Gallery in March 2015.
New Art Exchange
39-41 Gregory Boulevard,
NG7 6BE Nottingham,
At the heart of the exhibition was my newly commissioned interactive artwork The Current Situation, which is a giant adaptation of a ‘buzz wire’ game subverted into the form of a world map. Visitors to the gallery were invited to navigate around global borders with a hand held device, attempting to avoid activating an electric charge. Some territories are more difficult to navigate than others, examining notions around the establishment of borders, the division of land and expansion of empires. You can read more here.
The Pub Quiz on the 20th of May was lots of fun. Thanks to all who turned up.
A solo show ‘Steps leading to The Current Situation’ was at La Caja Blanca gallery, Spain.
1st April – July 2014
La Caja Blanca
Palma, Mallorca, Spain
‘A Weather House for the Current Climate’ is being exhibited at the LWL-Industrial museum in Germany as part of Rain, Snow & Hail. From Weather Report to Climate Change.
May 2013 – June 2014
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Industriekultur
Am Hebewerk 2
Dieppe Festival, July- August 2014
The Current Situation exhibition will be shown at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery in Spring 2015