Join artist Adham Faramawy for an online studio visit. In conversation with Eastside Projects Artist Curator Trainee, Yas Lime and Artist Curator, Gavin Wade. Adham will discuss their practice to date and ideas around upcoming works for Eastside Projects and Art Night.
Studio Visits offer an informal opportunity to gain an insight into the working practices of artists and an early introduction to work you will be able to see in the gallery in the future. Listen, watch and ask questions as artists talk about ideas they are developing, what they are making and how they are making it.
Adham Faramawy (b. 1981, Dubai) is an artist based in London. Their work spans media including moving image, sculptural installation and print, engaging and using technology to discuss issues of materiality, touch, and (toxic) embodiment to question ideas of the natural in relation to marginalised communities.
Solo exhibitions include Janus Collapse (the juice box edition), The Bluecoat, Liverpool, and Hydra, Cell Projects, London. Group exhibitions include ‘Virtually Real,’ The Royal Academy, London, ‘I’m here but you’ve gone,’ Fiorucci Art Trust, London, and ‘Half Abstract,’ DRAF, London.
Adham was shortlisted for the Jarman Award 2017 and their video works have been included in screening events such as Flatness, at Oberhausen Film Festival, Syndrome of a Decade, Ikono Film Festival, Diamond Dust- A shifting grammar of originality, Circa Projects, Edinburgh Arts Festival and 21st Century Pop at the ICA, London touring to Turner Contemporary, Margate, MK, Milton Keynes, Cornerhouse, Manchester and Tramway in Glasgow.
Exhibitions in 2020 included ‘Mushrooms’ at Somerset House, ‘London and Gender: Shaping and Breaking the Binary’ at The Science Gallery, Kings College, London. Their video ‘Skin Flick’ was presented on Vdrome.org as part of the Serpentine Galleries event ‘The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish: The Understory of the Understory’, where they premiered their new video ‘The air is subtle, various and sweet’.
In 2021, Adham will exhibit their work at a solo show with Niru Ratnam Gallery and will share new performance work at Eastside Projects and as part of Art Night.
Recorded 24th June 2021.