Yara El-Sherbini

The Current Situation – Exhibition at The New Art Exchange

My exhibition is open! There are 5 newly commissioned artworks at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham, and the show will be on from  the 10th May – 7th September 2014
New Art Exchange
39-41 Gregory Boulevard,
NG7 6BE Nottingham,
United Kingdom

At the heart of the exhibition is 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 are 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.

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The Current Situation

The Current Situation

The Pub Quiz on the 20th of May was lots of fun. Thanks to all who turned up.

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Current Exhibitions

A solo show ‘Steps leading to The Current Situation’ is also currently being shown at La Caja Blanca gallery, Spain.

1st April – July 2014
La Caja Blanca
Palma, Mallorca, Spain

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‘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
LWL
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Industriekultur
Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg
Am Hebewerk 2
Waltrop

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Upcoming exhibitions:

Dieppe Festival, July- August 2014

The Current Situation exhibition will be shown at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery in Spring 2015

2013

Leave to Remain, La Caja Blanca, Spain, March – May 2013
Yara El-Sherbini and Murad Khan Mumtaz. 

A collection of site-specific works developed in the context of artist residency programmes in Europe throughout 2012 at The Hayward Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum in the UK, ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Germany, and La Caja Blanca gallery in Spain. Special thanks to Tracy Williams gallery (New York, US), ZKM Center for Art and Media (Germany), Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK), Hayward Gallery (London, UK). The exhibition was organised in collaboration with Art Palma Contemporani.

“How To…”  commissioned by the South London Gallery, January – March 2013

A project with Davina Drummond the South London Gallery, for Open Minds: a 10 week programme of playful mini projects that focus on exploring coping strategies and self appreciation through ‘making’. Mini projects include Resolution Calendars, Personal Commemorative Plates, celebrating a special moment in their individual lives and Making Mantras, where participants designed their own personalised rubber stamps with self authored mantras that are capable of self transformation.

Pen II Paper, ATHR Gallery, Saudi Arabia. February – March 2013

A group show and auction, curated by Al Madad Foundation

 

 

2012

V&A
The End of Conflict in the Middle East as part of Record, Reframe, Resist
November 2012

JustMad Mia Art Fair, Miami
Public Address as part of NAKED
December 2012

University of the Arts London
A Pub Quiz
November 2012

Hayward Gallery
How To Stop Being Friends With Someone You No Longer have Anything In Common With.
Artist in Residence, Wide Open School
May – July 2012

Sultan Gallery, Kuwait
Tipping Point as part of the group show The Bravery of Being Out of Range II
February 2012

Mostyn Gallery, Wales
Jokes from the Dark Side as part of Ha Ha Road Exhibition
Dec-February 2012

ZKM museum of contemporary art, Germany
The Global Contemporary, Art Worlds after 1989.
Artist in Residence.
September 2011- February 2012