THERE'S THIS THING, THIS FEELING
10.08.17 – 02.10.17
Adham Faramawy (b.1981, Dubai) is a London-based artist of Egyptian descent whose work spans media including moving image, sculptural installation and print. The human body is central to Faramawy’s practice, approached as a primary, sensual site in which gender and sexuality are fluid.
Live performances to camera are computer-mediated to create compelling, visceral, and sexually- charged works, displayed across a landscape of high definition flatscreens and sculptural assemblages. Faramawy also engages and uses technology to discuss issues of embodiment and identity construction.
He explores changes in perception brought about by the digital age, often drawing on the language of advertising, co-opting the special effects used to evoke desire for people, things and experiences. Solo exhibitions include Janus Collapse (the juice box edition), The Bluecoat, Liverpool; Hyperreal Flower Blossom, VITRINE, London; Feels Real, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam; and Hydra, Cell Projects, London. Faramawy is currently shortlisted for the 2017 Film London Jarman Award.
Image: Body Firming Lotion (SuX 2B U), video, 4 minutes 49 seconds, Adham Faramawy, 2017.
ART IN THE A.M.
Fri 11 Aug, 9.30-10.30am
DISTRICT, Stranmillis Road
The next in our series of informal morning talks features Adham Faramawy in conversation with the Naughton Gallery's Ben Crothers and Rachel Brown. Coffee and conversation are free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page for more info.
ART IN THE A.M.
Fri 22 Sep, 9.30-10.30am
The Beringer, Fountain Street
Join us at The Beringer with Artists’ Moving Image Northern Ireland co-founders Michael Hanna and Jacqueline Holt, where we will be discussing the upcoming Festival of Artists’ Moving Image. This year’s festival features work by the artists shortlisted for the Film London Jarman Award 2017, including Adham Faramawy, currently exhibiting in the Naughton Gallery.