Sarah Abu Abdallah’s (b.1990) work challenges the impossible by piecing together improbable elements and connections as a gesture of hope and outlet for new narratives through video, installation, poetry, images and conversations.
Sarah Abu Abdallah’s (b.1990) work challenges the impossible by piecing together improbable elements and connections as a gesture of hope and outlet for new narratives through video, installation, poetry, images and conversations. Initially trained as a painter, Abu Abdallah was later attracted to the documentary capacities of the camera, as well as the possibilities inherent in video and performance, leading her to create multimedia works. Through references to gender roles and the female experience, Abu Abdullah explores issues of obscurity and value, probing the social and cultural conditions of contemporary Saudi Arabia.
Abu Abdallah’s solo shows include For the Long Time in a Long Time, Art Jameel Centre, and Kunstverein in Hamburg (2019). Group exhibitions include Durational Portrait: A Brief Overview of Video Art in Saudi Arabia, Athr Gallery, Jeddah (2020), Al Obour, SAC, Jeddah, KSA (2019); Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2018); Do it Arabic, Sharjah, UAE (2018); Fluidity in Kunstverein (2016) Hamburg, Germany; Co-Workers in Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (2015-16); Prospectif Cinéma /Filter Bubble in Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; amongst others.
James Turrell (b.1943). Beginning his art career in the 1960s, James Turrell’s work is primarily an exploration of light and space. One part meditative and another confounding, Turrell’s works heighten the viewer’s very sense of seeing and place the viewer in a realm of experience.SEE ARTIST
Jhon Gogaberishvili (b. 1953), is a senior figure and mentor in the Georgian sculpture scene. Graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts in 1983 (postgraduate studies), he has been invited as an associated professor at the academy as well.SEE ARTIST
Jo Kley (b. 1964) is founder of his own company, Ars Magnifica, and has participated in over 30 solo and 80 group exhibitions, as well as more than 60 international sculpture symposiums in 25 countries.SEE ARTIST
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