MA Fine Art Media, Slade, University College London, received Prankard-Jones Memorial award in Fine Art. 2003-05

BA Fine Art in Context, University of the West Of England, Bristol. 1999-2002

Art & Design Foundation, Jacob Kramer College, Leeds 1997-98


How do we fix something that is broken? Tate Modern & Better Bankside, London
Not for me, Not for you, but For Us, Battersea Arts Center,

Roadmap For Peace, Now Play This, Somerset House, London

Dear Deidre, Venice Agenda’s, Venice Biennale.
Operation Brexit, Now Play This, Somerset House, London

British Council Peace-building Practice Artists’ Assembly, New York: A Pub Quiz

East Midlands Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale: Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf
Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara: Bloom Projects: Border Control

New Art Exchange: The Current Situation

V&A: The End of Conflict in the Middle East. Commissioned as part of the National Art Library’s new initiative to archive contemporary & modern Arab, Turkish & Iranian art and design.
University of the Arts London: A Pub Quiz

Studio Museum Harlem, Postcard Projects

Live Art Development Agency: Decision Making Pens
Futuresonic: Sound Walk
HOME/LiveArt: Treasure Hunt

The Delfina Foundation, London: A Rather Trivial Pursuit
RADAR, Loughborough: Universality Challenge
Chelsea Theatre, London: Universality Challenge
Pavilion Film project, Leeds: A Pub Quiz

Live Art UK
Arnolfini, Bristol: Breathing Space (One Year Commission)

BBC/Arts Council England: The Power of Art
SPACE Media arts, London: TAGGED

Shiekh ‘n’ Vac, an artist book commissioned by Book Works, London


Artist In Residence at Seedbed 101 Creation Space, Newbury, UK, for Arrivals + Departures as part of Without Walls outdoor arts.

Hayward Gallery: Artist In Residence as part of Wide Open School. May – June

ZKM museum for Art and Media, Germany: Artist In Residence as part of The Global Contemporary

Whitechaple Gallery: Artist In Residence [one year]: devising ongoing Artist In Residency  programme

Triangle Arts/Gasworks: Home and Abroad, Portugal
Chisenhale and Vital Arts: Your The Boss residency at the Royal London Hospital

Chisenhale and Vital Arts: Your The Boss residency

Artshouse, Melbourne, Australia
Residency at Osmani School, as part of Chisenhale project.

Can Marques, Spain

Solo exhibitions

Forms of Regulation and Control, CUE Art Foundation, New York

The Current Situation, Gallery Oldham, England

The Current Situation, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, England
Border Control, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, California

The Current Situation, The New Art Exchange, Nottingham, England
Steps leading to The Current Situation, La Caja Blanca, Spain

A Rather Trivial Pursuit, PROJECTROOM, Madrid

2006 & 2008
Yara El-Sherbini, La Caja Blanca, Spain


Arrivals + Departures, Somerset House, London, (Y+D)
Opinion Pole, Bloomsbury Festival, London, (Y+D)

Speech Acts, Manchester Art Gallery (May 2018-April 2019)
How do we fix something that is broken? Tate Modern & Better Bankside (Y+D)
The Last Arrangement, Sick Festival, Manchester (Y+D)
Not for me, Not for You, But for US, Battersea Arts Center, London (Y+D)
Time for Tea, Takeover Festival, Heart of Glass, St Helen’s (Y+D)
Let’s Mend, Bloomsbury Festival (Y+D)

WasteLand, Casa Arabe, Cordoba, Spain
WasteLand, Casa Arabe, Madrid, Spain
Now Play This, Somerset House, London

Rebels, French Institute of Latin America, Mexico City (Dec -March 2018)
WasteLand, San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian, Spain
Now Play This, Somerset House, London

WasteLand, Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art, Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf, QUAD gallery, Derby, UK
Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf, The New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK
Rebels, Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Doug Fishbones Leisure Land Golf, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice
Should I be laughing at this? Paz Y Comedias, Spain
Rain, Snow & Hail. LWL-Industrial museum, Germany

RCD>PLY>RWD>FFWD>STOP>EJ, Kashya Hilderbrand Gallery, London
Parisians Love to Speak English, Diep-Haven Cross Channel Contemporary Arts Festival

Leave to Remain, La Caja Blanca, Spain
“How To..” Collaboration with Davina Drummond, South London Gallery
Pen II Paper, Athr Gallery, Saudi Arabia

Resist, Reframe, Record, V&A
Wide Open School, Hayward Gallery
The Global Contemporary, ZKM, Germany
The Bravery of Being Our Of Range II, Sultan Gallery, Kuwait
HaHa Road, Mostyn Gallery, Wales

HaHa Road, Quad Gallery, Derby
A Pub Quiz,  National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
A Pub Quiz, I’ll talk with anyone tht will talk with me, Leicester Art Gallery
The Bravery of Being Out Of Range, ATHR Gallery, Jeddah

A Pub Quiz, Bard College, New York
Universality Challenge, Arnolfini
VerbalEyes, Tate Britian
A Pub Quiz, BALTIC
A Rather Trivial Pursuit, The Jewish Museum
Universality Challenge, The Junction

Great British Art?, Norwich Castle Museum
The Girl Effect, Lombard-Freid, New York
Transmission Interrupted, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
At Your Service, The David Roberts Art Foundation, London
100 years of Climate Change, Futuresonic, Manchester
Vienna Art Fair, Vienna
Inivators, Iniva, London
Universality Challenge, Battersea Arts Centre

With a small p, The Delfina Foundation, London
BAC! CCCB Bareclona, Spain
A Pub Quiz, The Melbourne Fringe Festival, Australia
ARTDubai, Dubai
A Pub Quiz, The National Portrait Gallery, London
A Pub Quiz, IKON gallery, Birmingham
Taiwan Women Theatre Festival,Taiwan
Universality Challenge Chelsea Theatre, London
Temporary Agency, Chelsea Space, London
Khoj Live 08, Delhi, India
ARTfutures, Contmeporary Art Society, London
Live Art Unpacked,Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve, Switzerland
Trans-actions, ARCO, Madrid
Performing Rights, National Review of Live Art, Glasgow

Absence of Present, Can Marques, Spain
Joking Aside, Bury St Edmonds Art Gallery, Suffolk
Festival de Video arte del Mercado de las Flores, Spain
System Error, Palazzo delle Papesse, Italy
A Pub Quiz; Artsadmin Summer Season, Artsadmin, London
Artsadmin Film Programme, Artsadmin, London
Breathing Space, The Junction, Cambridge
Emerging Artists, Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan
A Pub Quiz, Live Art Development Agency Open Night, Rich Mix, London
Breathing Space, Arnolfini, Bristol

Who are you? Where are you really from? Whitworth art gallery, Manchester
Tagged, SPACE Media Arts, London
Breathing Space, Tramway, Glasgow
Breathing Space, Greenroom, Manchester
Interventions, Tate Britain, London
East International, Norwhich
Performance Studies International #12, London
Inbetween Time Festival, Arnolfini, Bristol

Ephemeral Cities, London
Loop, Barcelona
Bienal De Jafre, SpainTransart, Italy
Do Not Interrupt Your Activities, Curating Contemporary Art, RCA, London

National Review Of Live Art, Glasgow
9th Cairo International Biennale, Egypt
Inbetween Time Festival, Arnolfini, Bristol

Mute-Dialogue Watershed, Bristol

Talks & Lectures (selection)

University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland.

Royal College of Art, London

Artist Talk, UC Santa Barbara

Closing the Gap, Professional Practice Retreat,  New York
College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, NY

Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara.
VADA, Santa Barbara.

ArteEast, New York: Across Histories.
Bard College, New York.

Tate Britian, London: Altermodern Manifesto Lecture, as art of the Tate Triennial 
RCA, London: Perspectives & Seeing, Artist Talk
Chelsea School of Art & Design, London: The Art Of Protest, panel discussion
Visiting Lecturer, City Lit, London
Iniva teaching project, for MA Goldsmiths students, London
Visiting Lecturer, Leeds Metropolitian University

Tate Britain: Invitation to Play: an informal colloquium devised by RCA and Middlesex University.
Visiting Lecturer, City Lit, London
DIY 5: Leading a professional development project for artists to explore uses of popular culture forms within their practise, Newcastle
Fierce Platinum Artist Talks, Birmingham
Talking About Living Together, Artist Workshop-Lead Artist [of Two], INIVA, British Council Touring Exhibition, Belfast
Mapping educational workshops, NewVic Community College, as part of an InIva project
Mapping educational workshops, Hackney Community College, as part of an InIva project

Artist Talk. Anthropology and Visual Culture Dept. University College London
DIY4; Leading a professional development project for artists to explore humour, The Live Art Development Agency project, London
DIY4; IBID, Birmingham
I & Me Too. Collaborative art& education project. Studio Voltaire, London
Mapping educational workshops, Hackney Community College, as part of an InIva project

Manchester University: Faith & Identity in Contemporary Visual Culture.

Tate Britain, London: Artist Presentation/Panelist. ‘A quiet tradition, the Muslim vernacular’.
Visiting Lecture. Art Institute, Bournemouth

Artist Presentation/Panelist.Media as a political tool. Cairo Biennale
Re-authoring black identity within mass media workshop. Afford/University East London


Contemporary Mamactivist Artists: A Forum on Maternal Activist Art for the Studies in the Maternal Special Issue on The Everyday Maternal Practice: Activist Structures in Creative Work.  N. Loveless

The Grand Domestic Revolution, Idle Women

Contemporary Practices vol VII, December

Group Process, Radar, Loughborough University

Younger Than Jesus catalogue, New Museum, New York

Documenting Live, David A Bailey & the Live Art Development Agency

Life is More Important Than Art. Ed. Gilane Tawadros


The Independent (Radar), ‘A hole in one for crazy golf artist’, 19 March 2016
The Metro (London), ‘No Ifs or Putts, LET’S GO CRAZY’, Wednesday 4, May 2016
The Guardian Guide, ‘This week’s new exhibitions’, 9 – 15 January 2016 (also online)
The Guardian, ‘It’s radical art, but is it really crazy golf?’, 22 February 2016 (also online)
Financial Times, ‘The Art Market: Action in the Middle East’, 1 April, (also online)
Leftlion ‘GOLF (c)ART’, May 2016 (also online)
Time Out, ‘City Envy: Nottingham’s Arty Mini-Golf Course’, 5 – 11 April (also online)

The Guardian, ‘Summer arts preview 2016: Wild walks, slides and crazy golf: art shows to throw yourself into’, 4 May 2016
Royal Academy Magazine, ‘Our pick of this week’s art events’, 1 – 8 April 2016
This is Tomorrow Exhibition review- ‘Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf’, 4 May 2016
Nottingham Post, ‘Art-inspired ten-hole crazy golf course heads to Nottingham’, 4 March 2016
Nottingham Post,Is it art or crazy golf? We headed down to New Art Exchange to find out’, 13 April 2016
Experience Nottinghamshire, Madeleine Wallner ‘Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf at the New Art Exchange’, 1 April 2016
A-N, Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land, 11 April 2016

The Venice Biennial Canvas, July-August

A Question of Sorts, Harpers Bazaar Art Arabia, Sep-Oct . Kate Busby

Yara El-Sherbini, Not your average Quiz Mistress,
Contemporary Practice

Art in the Global Age. Aesthetica magazine, April
Transmission Interrupted catalogue essay. Gilane Tawadros
Transmission Interrupted review, Art Monthly, Coline Miliard, issues 327
Transmission Interrupted review, Bidoun, Sam Thorne, Summer
Transmission Interrupted review, Frieze, Nav Haq, issue 124
At Your Service catalogue essay. Cylena Simmonds
At Your Service review, Time Out, May 7th
At Your Service review, The Art Newspaper, 29th April
Play as Political Gesture, RealTime Arts magazine, Marie-Anne Mancio, issue 90

Pub quiz taps into social issues. The AGE. Fiona Scott-Norman
The league of extraordinary women. Emel magazine. August
Art into Reality. Niki Seth-Smith. The London Magazine. June/July
New artistry, unveiled,Sara Wajid.Mslexia.June
Universal Humour, Andrea Enisuoh, New Nation. May
Is it Art? 4Talent, online profiles. Nathan Lyons. April
Art – Not just for art’s sake, The Muslim News. Ala Abbas. 29 Feb

Universally Challenging. Sara Wajid. The Guardian G2. Aug 1st
Radical positions. Manick Govinda. AN collections
Dispatches. James Silver. The Guardian. May 21
Art, race and religion. Hammad Nasar. Arts Professional. Issue 137
System Error – War is a force that gives us meaning catalogue

Q:What social phenomenon separates UK drinkers from all others? A:The pub quiz. Sunday Herald 10th Dec
Where funny is more than peculiar . Jack Mottram. The Herald. 1st Dec
New Shades of Black. Hammad Nasar. Who Are You, Where are you really from? Catalogue
Challenges & Possibilities: Contemporary Muslim Cultures & Identities in Visual Art. Rajinder Dudrah. Who Are You? Catalogue
The Spychip under your skin. Armin Medosch. Tagged catalogue.
Thinking inside the box. Sarah Thompson. Mallorca style and culture. March
La Resistència. El Mundo. March
Compormisco e Ironia. Biel Amer, Diario de Mallorca, 17th March
Scape Specific. Eddie Chambers. ArtMonthly. Feb
Los musulmanes somo demonizados en Occidente. Matías Vallés Diario de Mallorca. 4th Feb
I started a joke. Kim Dhillion. La Caja Blanca Catalogue

Have you heard the one about the veil? Sara Wajid. Times Higher Education Supplement.18th Nov
Move over Brit Art, Here’s Grit Art. Hester Westley.The Knowledge.The Times. 9th July
Do Not Interrupt Your Activities. Rebbeca May Marston. Catalogue. RCATransart Catalogue

Dust in the desert 9th Cairo Biennale. Grady T Turner. Flash Art International. March
The 9th Cairo international Biennale. Dina Ramadan. Frieze. April
LIVE art and performance. Tate Publishing

It makes cents. Yara El-Sherbini A-N Magazine. Nov
Signs of the Times. Mathew Mirapaul. The New York Times. Feb 3rd
New Territories. Catalogue
7 performing artists. Kevin Emery. Seven Evening Post
Emerging Young Artists CDA Catalogue


2014-2016 Arts Council England Strategic Touring Grant
2009 Arts Council England Touring Grant
2006 Artsadmin Bursary recipient
2005 Arts and Humanities Research Board
2003 Support to exhibit at the 9th Cairo Biennale: Arts Council of England
2002 Research and Development Fund: Arts Council of England

Tv and Radio

2007/10 Regular contributer to BBC Asian Network Nihal’s Show
2007 Presented BBC documentary ‘Single British Muslim.Com’ BBC ONE
Art and Morality discussion panelist ‘Nexus’ PRESS TV