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

Queer Circle

 I recently did a residency with Queer Circle, which took the form of a series of conversations with artists I admire and adore and they're online now






queercircle.org

Bassem Saad, Kink Retrograde

 

I was invited to select and introduce a video work for The Roberts Institute of Art's online cinema project. I selected Kink Retrograde by Bassem Saad. Both the work and the artist are incredible.

Kink Retrograde, video, 18 minutes 55 seconds,
Bassem Saad, 2019


Follow these links to find out more:

https://www.therobertsinstituteofart.com/programme/projects/adham-faramawy-selects-bassem-saad

https://unbag.net/in-tension/no-entropy-cassandra-2020

13 December 2020

I Like to Watch

 I'm included in an online screening called I Like to Watch. It's a collection of short film and moving image works by artists, filmmakers and independent porn-makers using the camera to explore desire, voyeurism, pleasure , connection and intimacy.


Artists: Lina Bembe / Peter Berlin / Adham Faramawy / Umi Ishihara / Massimo Ali Mohammad / Annika Weertz / Youssef Youssef

Exhibition Dates 26/11/20 - 25/01/21
Curated by Rosa Abbott / Liquid