until } reem algharabali’s photos
Posted on January 14, 2017 4 Comments
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.
secretary } opening night photos by reem algharabali
Posted on October 22, 2014 Leave a Comment
Listen to Aventine by Agnes Obel, off the Sombreve playlist: Last night has finally come and sadly gone. I had been anticipating it since May, and for the last six months I have been working obsessively, compulsively, tirelessly to reach Secretary status. It was torturous creating drawings I was excited about without posting on either Instagram or […]
secretary } let the preps begin!
Posted on October 14, 2014 Leave a Comment
Yesterday the crew at the Sultan Center and I began preparing for my exhibition next Tuesday. It’s a relief to begin but my brain is all over the place. There are so many details that I have to see to and still a few ideas that need to be tested out. I am taking a […]
time to draw those little red circles around a date
Posted on October 5, 2014 2 Comments
This is it. It’s official and there’s no turning back. I know many of you can’t be here but never underestimate the power of good will. Wish me luck!
kiss & cut } the exhibition } mohammed alkandari’s photos
Posted on March 11, 2013 Leave a Comment
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 […]
kiss & cut } the exhibition } my photos
Posted on March 4, 2013 6 Comments
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 […]
working on a sunny thursday morning
Posted on January 3, 2013 Leave a Comment
My little cousin was on the plane with me a couple of nights ago. She saw my sketchbook and asked me, ‘Do you draw every day?’ I immediately said, ‘Yes’. Without even thinking. Even though I hadn’t drawn a thing is days. Was that a lie? Or just circumstances which kept me from what I […]
packing for dar.nur } bye-bye, girls
Posted on July 18, 2012 1 Comment
My paintings were finally transported to dar.nur this morning. I have to say I was bubbling with energy, really happy they were going to a better place! Be good, girls. I’ll be visiting every now and then x
Boushahri Gallery 4th Annual Art Salon
Posted on June 26, 2012 Leave a Comment
Boushahri Gallery opened its 4th Annual Salon last Sunday. The exhibition will be open all summer.
The Bejeweled Show } Soda Pop Bling | Totemic Flights
Posted on November 29, 2011 2 Comments
I haven’t had much time to visit the galleries this season but this particular show was important to me because not only are LB o J’zazz‘s Lubna Saif Abbas and Bettina Al-Bakhit good friends of mine, but I am so inspired by their hand-made jewelry and am a little girl lost in their bead haven […]
gallery morning sunday
Posted on October 16, 2011 Leave a Comment
I had a busy morning bouncing from one gallery to another. In all, a friend and I dropped by four exhibitions. Our first stop was the Tareq Boutaihi exhibition at Boushahri Gallery. I didn’t immediately take to Boutaihi’s intimate look at barely clothed women but soon their bodies and expressions won me over. As much […]
Gallery Tilal|Sami Mohammad
Posted on October 5, 2011 3 Comments
I visited Gallery Tilal for very personal reasons yesterday: the exhibition of my first ever inspiration, Sami Mohammad. I remember my father taking me to the Free Arts Atelier over thirty years ago. When my eyes fell on Mohammad’s shocking sculptures. As scary as they should have been to an eight-year-old, I wasn’t afraid; I […]
Contemporary Art Platform|Lift Off!
Posted on September 25, 2011 1 Comment
I think this is going to be one of the most exciting events of the year, if only for the birth of a new Kuwaiti hub for the contemporary arts. I’m not going to be able to attend but gallery director Liane Al-Ghusain was gracious enough to let me have a sneak peak Wednesday morning, […]
Posted on September 11, 2011 3 Comments
Imagine flipping through one of your favorite local magazines and POP!-there’s your painting. I know this means nothing to anyone else but me, but wowie (with a squeek and a clap of the hands). Check out Bazaar Magazine for some other fun articles. Who knows, you might find your own you in there.
Ballerina Pink at Gallery Tilal
Posted on August 21, 2011 Leave a Comment
I visited Gallery Tilal this morning to check on my painting Ballerina Pink, which is there for a prospective buyer. I must say, this is one of my most camouflage-ic paintings. It blends in anywhere it’s placed. At least I think it does.
Gallery Tilal Summer Exhibit
Posted on August 21, 2011 2 Comments
I can’t believe these paintings have been up all summer! I would have loved to have visited earlier. It’s nice to know that something was going on in this long season of draught. If anyone is interested, the exhibition will be up until the end of August, at Gallery Tilal.
Boushahri’s 3rd Annual Art Salon
Posted on July 16, 2011 Leave a Comment
Boushahri’s 3rd Annual Art Salon has opened and I finally got a chance to visit this morning. This exhibition will be up until September 15, so there’s lots of time to visit. It’s a very peaceful gallery and there are lots of places to sit and contemplate the works. Boushahri Gallery, Baghdad Street, Building 36, […]
Reza Doust|Get Tested|The Sultan Gallery
Posted on June 1, 2011 5 Comments
Last Thursday, in the nick of time, I managed to make it to Reza Doust‘s exhibition at the Sultan Gallery. According to his tally, I was the fourth Kuwaiti artist to visit that afternoon. Not bad for someone who has never been in the top ten of anything before. Back to the point, I had […]
Ghadah Alkandari|Stories of Eves
Posted on March 11, 2011 3 Comments
Ten days left. Or is it nine? I’m starting to feel a bit of the buzz I usually get a few weeks before any exhibition. The butterflies I usually reserve for opening day. That’s when I can’t sit still and it’s best to avoid me. Cross the bridge for a map to Gallery Tilal.