Pleased to present selected panels from my artwork ‘Power to see but not be seen’ in conversation with the research of MA Visual Critical Studies in School of the art Institute of Chicago graduate Xenia Gazi. Her research is titled ‘Against Invisibility: Gallery 50"‘ and it is based on Islamic art and its representation in art institutions.
Presenter at the 4th Annual Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Conference by Institute of Therapy Through The Arts
Farah Salem will present her thesis research titled Displacement of Identity as a Material in Contemporary Art and Art Therapy at the 4th Annual Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Conference by Institute of Therapy Through The Arts.
The theme “Standing with Our Neighbors,” will focus on embracing inclusivity and celebrating diversity within the field of the Creative Arts Therapies. The conference will afford clinical and medical professionals and students an opportunity to connect and explore clinical approaches and research within the creative arts therapy fields. Special presentations will be offered for non-creative arts therapists interested in learning more about incorporating the arts into psychotherapy and medicine.
In collaboration with Save Al Sawaber we're excited to announce the opening of “Looking at Al Sawaber” a group exhibition at CAP Kuwait. Exhibiting a series of reactions in light of the recent demolition of Al Sawaber.
Date: Sunday 17th March
Time: 7 pm - 9 pm
A series of public programing include:
A talk by Dr. Aseel Alragum on the 18th
and a discussion between Dr.Abdulaziz Alsaqaabi and Dr. Anas Al|Omaim on the 19th.
The artist book exhibition Crossing Horizons that started in Puerto Alegre, Brazil with the artist collective Whats Your Location? (WYL?) will be showing our artist books in a larger exhibition at Casa Contemporanea Gallery in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
My artist book in collaboration with Antonio Da Silva titled "ATIVIDADE PASSIVA همود فعال" will be available in the show.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Master of Art in Art Therapy and Counseling class of 2019 graduating cohort exhibition.
Opening reception: Friday January 25, 2019 | 7-9pm
Exhibition continues from January 26, 2019 to February 11, 2019
Tuesday to Saturday 11 am - 6pm
A workshop teaching the traditional Kuwaiti Samri Dance workshop which includes a process of veiling and unveiling movements. The workshop also builds up to beginning to explore new ways of adapting this form of traditional dance.
Opening reception, live music, and Arabian Gulf cuisine | Nov 15 | 4:15pm
Discussion panel around veiling with tea and Arab sweets | LNC Lobby | Nov 26 | 4:15pm
Samri Dance workshop | LNC Lobby | Dec 13 | 5:00pm
Running Nov 16 to Dec 15
SITE Sharp | 37 S Wabash
This exhibition explores the experience and design of the traditional Kuwaiti Abaya, a garment that has evolved into a public uniform for some Muslim women. Influenced by socio-cultural constructs, traditions, and religion, the purpose of this garment is complex, yet rooted within sacred privacy through protecting and obscuring female sexuality. However, it has served the opposite as it has become a visibly recognized symbol of hidden female bodies as well as a politically stigmatized icon. Artworks created and curated by the artist capture the garment in spaces of silence, reflecting on its ability to silence the presence of the body while also becoming an object louder than that silence by speaking its untold stories. The exhibition and programing invite viewers to investigate the sociopolitical complexities of the Abaya.
افتتاح المعرض، موسيقى حية، و أطباق من الخليج العربي | نوفمبر ١٥ | ٤:١٥ م
حوار نقاشي حول الستر، مع شاي و حلويات عربية | صالة ليروي نيمن | نوفمبر ٢٦ | ٤:١٥ م
ورشة عمل رقص سامري | صالة ليروي نيمن | ديسمبر ١٣ | ٥:٠٠ م
جاري من نوفمبر ١٦ إلى ديسمبر ١٥
في معرض "خفِي مرئيّ" يتم إستكشاف تصميم و تجربة التفاعل مع العباءة الكويتية التقليدية. قد مرت العباءة بالعديد من مراحل التحول حتى أصبحت
نوع من زي رسمي للمرأة المسلمة. قد تم التأثير بالعباءة أمورعدة، منها الإنشائات الإجتماعية والثقافية، العادات والتقاليد، والدين. أصبح أمر
العباءة مختلط بتعقيدات دقيقة مع عدة أفكا ر، لكن تظل متجذرة في الخصوصية المقدسة حيث تقوم بحماية و خفي الأنوثة. و مع ذلك،
خدمت العكس حيث أصبحت رمز مرئيّ لأجساد الإناث، و وصمة سياسية. الأعمال الفنية التي تقدمها الفنانة تلتقط هذا اللباس في مشاهد
صمت، تعكس على قدرة العباءة على سكون وجود الجسد، و في نفس الوقت تصبح ذاتً أعلى من لصمت حيث تحدث قصصها التي لم تروى. هذا المعرض و برامجه يدعو المشاهدين لإستجواب التداخلات الإجتماعية و الثقافية المتعلقة بالعباءة.
Invisibly Visible is a solo exhibition of the most recent body of work by Farah Salem that will be at SITE Sharp Gallery at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The opening reception is on the 15th of November from 4:30-6pm.
Group exhibition organized by Tribe Magazine and curated by Janet Bellotto and Dr.Woodman Taylor that brings together contemporary photography from the Arab world into the American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center. Farah Salem’s photography is a part of the group exhibition.
In honor of the 64th Porto Alegre Book Fair, the international collective WYL? What is your location? A set of images was made specially for a CRUZANDO HORIZONS exhibition, 2018, held at Centro Cultural CEEE Erico Veríssimo, from October 23 to November 24.
The project promoted the choice between pairs and trios of artists, based in Brazil, Kuwait, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States. Thus, the books are the result of a long collaborative process, of digital messages and texts, in Arabic, Portuguese and English, according to the origin of each work.
The diversity of languages for the public, with emphasis on the publications in Arabic and Portuguese, prestige a native language of each artist and a brand in the dissemination of an approach to their projects, narrowing the relations of production and artistic reflection between people and the institutions, care, care, social contexts, leaders and geographers who work in the works.
Faced with this rich background, design and the slide are designed to bring artists closer to different cultures, are the requirements imposed by the native language of each author and questionnaires if the art is purely visual and capable of transcending as barriers linguistic expressions and to promote a reception of the meaning of the artistic object.
More broadly, artists were able to investigate the methods used to develop a productive process, assessing the impact of Western culture on the language of visual language, where a rupture of meaning predominated to become the most interesting method of research.
The collective WYL? The CEEE Erico Verissimo appreciate the books, affectionately made through a practice in respectful collaboration for the collection of different voices, the causes of the different parts of the world.
Farah Salem’s “The Dove” series will be installed at the Young Arab Artist Exhibition in Arts gallery in NYC as part of The Arab Art & Education Initiative connects contemporary Arab culture with diverse audiences across the five boroughs of New York City. Delivered by a coalition of artists, foundations, and major institutions, the city-wide, yearlong programme aims to build greater understanding between the United States and the Arab world. Programming for the AAEI is guided by a commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of 17 global goals set forth by the United Nations and world leaders in 2015 to realize a better world by 2030.