The Mosaic Rooms presents the first UK exhibition dedicated to Behjat Sadr (1924-2009), now regarded as one of Iran’s most influential and radical visual artists. The exhibition brings together a selection of masterpieces by the artist never seen before in the UK.
Townhouse gallery, Cairo
“What do you mean, here we are?” is a retrospective of the renowned Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Egypt. Founded in 1998, Townhouse emerged onto a scene dominated by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and its private affiliates. As one of the first independent art spaces in Cairo, Townhouse has borne witness to an unusual and intriguing trajectory.
This solo exhibition is dedicated to the influential Egyptian modernist painter Hamed Abdalla (1917-1985). ARABÉCÉDAIRE explores Abdalla’s extensive archives and library, looking at him both as an artist and as a researcher. Curated by Morad Montazami, this will be the first exhibition in the UK of this significant Egyptian artist.
The Gap Between Us is the first UK solo exhibition by artist and film-maker Basma Alsharif, featuring three key works from different periods of the artist’s practice. This exhibition’s central work will be Ouroboros (2017) Alsharif’s first feature length film, screened here in a gallery context for the first time.
This is an ambitious exhibition of new work by Lebanese artist Pascal Hachem will be composed of new sculptural installations, conceived in response to The Mosaic Rooms gallery.
Judy Price presents a unique and complex body of work focused on Palestine. 2017 marks 100 years since the Balfour declaration which resulted in the mass displacement of the Palestinian nation and people. Two multi-screen installations and a photographic piece reflect in very different ways on Palestine’s colonial past and the present experience of occupation.
Young Artist of the Year Award 2016 (YAYA16)
Showcasing the best of emerging contemporary art from Palestine, The Mosaic Rooms present five new works and one special performance by selected artists shortlisted for the A.M. Qattan Foundation’s prestigious Young Artist of the Year 2016.
Current exhibition by Katia Kameli
The Mosaic Rooms are delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition of French-Algerian artist Katia Kameli. Drawing together both new and recent work, it takes the audience on a journey through the power of storytelling, questioning ideas of historical authenticity and national identity.
The first London solo of internationally exhibited artist Larissa Sansour, with new works which examine the contemporary politics of present day Palestine/Israel.
The first UK presentation of the ‘first chapter’ from Hajra Waheed’s Sea Change series – an on-going visual novel and multimedia archive.