Join us for a public discussion between artists Filwa Nazer and Mona Ayyash, moderated by Art Jameel Assistant Curator Rotana Shaker, on their artistic practices and their explorations of how we occupy and interact with space and time, in the context of the exhibition ‘The Distance From Here at Hayy Arts. 

Both Filwa Nazer and Mona Ayyash’s works are featured in the exhibition, which closes on October 25, 2022.

Limited capacity; free and and open to all

The talk will be in English

About the Artists

Filwa Nazer

Filwa began her creative journey as a fashion designer and graduated from Milan’s Marangoni school of Fashion and design. Her practice ranges from digital print, collage, textile to appropriation of photography and centres around questioning the emotional and psychological identity in relation to spatial and social contexts. In her recent practice, Filwa has employed textiles and sewing techniques as a medium to explore relationships between our bodies and the spaces we occupy, thus unveiling an intimate experimental process that reflects the tensions inherent in both.

In conjunction with ‘The Distance From Here’, Filwa Nazer is currently artist in residence at Hayy Studios.

Mona Ayyash

Mona Ayyash is a Palestinian visual artist based and raised in Dubai, UAE. Her practice focuses on repetition, memorisation, slowness and boredom. She holds a BFA from American University, Dubai (2009) and a MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University, Montreal (2015). Her work was recently exhibited at Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah as part of ‘UAE Unlimited’ (2019), and has also been included in group exhibitions at Casino Artspace, Hamilton, Ontario (2016); FOFA Gallery & VAV Gallery, Montreal (2015); SIKKA Art Fair, Dubai (2012); and The Third Line, Dubai (2010). Ayyash has also participated in residencies at Warehouse 421 Homebound Residency, Abu Dhabi (2020-21); Alserkal Residency, Dubai (2017); and _VON_ Artist Residency, Cuernavaca (2014).


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