Months of work came to fruition last Wednesday with the opening of my latest show Until at the Contemporary Art Platform. It was a crazy night, a reunion of sorts. And what better way to share the event with those who couldn’t make it than with pictures. This first batch was taken by my very dear friend Reem Algharabali.
Listen to Amazed by Poe Finally my brother Mohammed’s long-awaited photos from Secretary opening night. I love that he shoots in black and white, and when he shoots in color it’s always so vibrant. I can’t thank him enough for always being so supportive. Big hug.
Listen to Woe Be Gone by Ani DiFranco, off the Sombreve playlist: Apart from having the coolest name ever, Jenny Casanova took some really lively photos at the opening of Secretary. She was the lady with the red-cased mini-iPad standing in the corners taking candid shots.Thank you, Jenny, for sharing these with me.
I’m finally posting my brother Mohammed’s photos of the opening night of my exhibition Kiss & Cut. Unfortunately, he was having trouble with his camera and wasn’t too happy with what he took. But to me it’s not about the final photos. It’s a personal appreciation of his being there and capturing the moments that […]
These are some photos I took last night. Apart from my feet being torn apart by killer heels, I think the night went well. It’s always good to interact with people who have just met your work. Traditionally, I post my brother Mohammed’s photos, but unfortunately his camera failed him yesterday. He did take some […]
Above is a series of photos sent to me by another pgb3 guest Ahmad Al Shammeri. His photos made me smile because a. I thought that I had seen every single angle the works could be photographed from and b. the series includes photos of people who are really dear to me (my brothers Mohammed […]
What an exhilarating afternoon. I was like a starstruck fan waddling through Al-Funoon Gallery taking photos of artists I knew and others I suspected were! To me personally, The Arab Culture in the Diaspora exhibition wasn’t just about these quite accomplished artists’ works being exhibited here in Kuwait, but that my work was among theirs. […]
I am very pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting four of my paintings at the Al-Arabi Magazine’s upcoming exhibition Arab Culture in the Diaspora. It honors me to know that my works will be hanging among some of the region’s best: Ali Taleb, Fatima El Hajj, Ahmad Al-Hajari, Jaafar Islah, Sabeeha Bishara, Diaa […]
And another opening passes by. I wish I could have enjoyed it more but I was (and still am) in the midst of nursing what feels like a stomach virus again. For someone who takes pleasure in food, that sucks. I hope, however, that for those of you who didn’t attend, you enjoy the photos […]
I finally managed to make it to The Sultan Gallery this morning for a much-anticipated group show Exhibition 50/20. Most of the artists exhibiting here, when you put them in a room together, you’re going to get something like this: the ugly beautiful, the beautiful ugly, gender mish-mashes, political hodgepodge, religious under-, over- and […]
I am proud to say that Fairuz is now hanging at the Dar Al-Funoon Gallery as part of its annual summer exhibit. The gallery, situated in the Behbehani Villas in Sharq (see map), is open twice a day every day except for Friday and Saturday. Times: 10am-1pm/4pm-7pm Thanks to photographer Khaled Al-Saleh for the photos.
In November 2006, Kuwaiti artists Thuraya Al-Baqsami, Amira Behbehani, Suhaila Al-Najdi and I were invited to exhibit our works at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. It was a good opportunity for four Kuwaiti women to showcase a sample of their works and a great opportunity for me to discover Paris with three young, vivacious […]
Paintings from 2009’s The Yellow Tape Portraits. These are not titled. The large, full scale women are about 100cm x 250cm and the medium portraits are 91cm x 152cm. Two are 12ocm x 152cm. I wanted to keep them all as uniform as I could without sacrificing too much color and variation in facial features […]