11 March 2022

Testament

 

My work 'A proposal for a parakeet's garden' is included in the group exhibition Testament, curated by Sarah McCrory at Goldsmiths CCA. The show is comprised of a series of artist proposals responding to the idea of the monument.

A proposal for a parakeet's garden, video,
4 minutes 23 seconds, Adham Faramawy, 2021

https://goldsmithscca.art/exhibition/testament/

As part of the work I've released a print edition supported by the gallery. All proceeds go to the Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network

Build them fine gardens
Digital pigment print on Somerset Photosatin 300gsm
21 x 29.7cm
Edition of 50, signed and numbered
£40 including VAT
Adham Faramawy, 2022

https://goldsmithscca.art/edition/adham-faramawy/

I don't know you like that

 A new sculptural iteration of my work Skin Flick is included in the group exhibition I Don't Know You Like That: The Bodywork of Hospitality, curated by Sylvie Fortin at Bemis CCA in Omaha, Nebraska.


Skin Flick, installation, Bemis CCA, Omaha, Nebraska, Adham Faramawy, 2021

https://www.bemiscenter.org/exhibitions/i-dont-know-you-like-that

10 December 2021

LOOP

 My work 'By earth, sea and air we came' is included in the group show LOOP, curated by Harold Offeh at Eastside Projects in Birmingham.

" 'By earth, sea and air we came', is a video work intertwining the lives of flowers, parakeets and sailors around a river that flows through the periphery of a city, drawing on history, biology, geography and mythology to think through experiences of migration and the relationship the artist, as a migrant and a person of colour, has to ideas of land and place."

By earth, sea and air we came, video, 18 minutes, Adham Faramawy, 2021 

https://eastsideprojects.org/projects/loop/

12 July 2021

Jarman Award 2021

 My work has been shortlisted for the Jarman Award 2021

Read more about the work and the other nominees in the Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/jun/22/jarman-award-shortlist-2021-prize-covid-pandemic

Art Night

 My new video 'The heart wants what the heart wants' premiered with Art Night, which was postponed for a year and this year happened mostly online.

My work was streamed on artnight.london for 48 hours from the 25th-27th June and will be streamed again as part of a marathon event on the 15th July.


artnight.london/artist/adham-faramawy



18 June 2021

LOOP: TV

I made a video sketch of a performance for camera work in progress, which was included in an online streaming event called LOOP: TV with Eastside Projects in Birmingham.

This event precedes and anticipates a show organised by artist Harold Offeh this September.



Dancing with each other and with plants,
video sketch with Tylor Deyn and Joseph Funnell,
Adham Faramawy 2021

Artists include:

Phoebe Collings James, Adham Faramawy, Will Fredo, Samra Mayanja, Harold Offeh and Keiken 

http://eastsideprojects.org/projects/loop-tv-test/

Set To Go

 My work was included in a screening event at Space52 in Athens curated by Samantha Ozer.

"Set To Go brings together an international group of artists whose works consider the multivalent potentialities between music and dance and the political possibilities for how these entangled forms of cultural production both shape and indicate personal, collective and even national possibilities. Taking its title from Barbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca's work Faz que vai (Set to go, 2015), this program looks at movements in flux and in the process of becoming. Their work refers to a Frevo dance step that simulates a moment of instability, which taken as a statement, offers a meditation on the power of movement, of rythm, to address gender, socioeconomic, and environmental issues as well as the maintenance and transformation of cultural heritage and identity. To go is to traverse new regions through movement and music, instigate environments, engage with new ecologies, and bring bodies together."

Viewers watched my 360 video work, 'My fingers distended as honey dripped from your lips and we danced in a circular motion', on their phones, moving communally with sound playing from speakers in the space.

Artists include:

Lotte Anderson, Tibor de Laminne, Adham Faramawy, Santiago Gomezch, Luiz Roque and, Barbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca

https://www.space52.gr/set-to-go/

7-9pm 17th June 2021