Lecture: Adham Faramawy

A closeup of a person’s face cropped just below the nose fills most of the image. A smudged blue-ish gray background occupies a little space on the left. The person has long brown hair and facial hair, brown eyes, and they look at us. A small loose strand of hair falls in front of their left eye. Three of the fingers of their right hand push up the right side of their face, squishing their right eye. Variously sized dark blueish-green spots with irregular outlines appear over their face, hair, hand and background. This is a still image from a video entitled Skin Flick by Adham Faramawy.

Adham Faramawy, Skin Flick (still), 2019. Video, 13:30 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.

Date and Time

Monday, November 21, 6:30–8 PM

Location

Virtual on Zoom

Meeting ID: 983 1706 3270

Passcode: 908764

Cost

Free and open to all

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Description

Adham Faramawy is an artist based in London. Their work spans media including moving image, sculptural installation, and print, thinking through issues of materiality, touch, and toxic embodiment to question ideas of the natural in relation to marginalized communities. They lecture at both Goldsmiths University in London and Ruskin School of Art in Oxford.

Faramawy’s work has been exhibited in solo shows at The Bluecoat, Liverpool, and Niru Ratnam Gallery, London, and in group shows at Whitechapel Gallery, Somerset House, and Serpentine Gallery in London. In 2018 they presented a show on the body and VR for BBC Radio 4. In 2019 they premiered their video piece Skin Flick at a screening at Tate Britain dedicated to their work. In 2022 they performed their first live work as part of the Serpentine Ecologies program Back to Earth. They were shortlisted for the Jarman Award in 2017 and 2021.

Presented in collaboration with the UB Department of Art’s 2022 Visiting Speakers Series.

Post Date November 21, 2022