This bilingual publication features an interview with Nora Razian looking at the artist’s practice and influence from her upbringing in Beirut and Syrian roots. In her work, Al Solh explores the Arabic language and its influence on the formation of identity in relation to collective memory.
Drawn largely from the Art Jameel Collection, Artist’s Rooms is a series of solo exhibitions by influential, innovative artists, with particular focus on practitioners from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. These capsule shows are collaborative and curated in dialogue with the artist.
About the Artist
Mounira Al Solh’s practice embraces painting, embroidery, performative gestures, video and video installations. Irony and self-reflectivity are central strategies for her work, which explores feminist issues, tracks patterns of microhistory, is socially engaged and can be political and escapist all at once.
About the Contributor
Nora Razian is Head of Exhibitions at Art Jameel. She has an MA in anthropology and cultural politics from Goldsmiths College, London, and has curated several solo and group exhibitions.
About Jameel Arts Centre
Jameel Arts Centre is an independent institution dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art to the public and engaging communities through learning, research and commissions. Founded and supported by Art Jameel, the Centre is located in Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
About Art Jameel
Art Jameel is an organisation that supports artists and creative communities. Current initiatives include running heritage institutes and restoration programmes, plus a broad range of arts and educational initiatives for all ages. The organisation’s programmes foster the role of the arts in building open, connected communities; at a time of flux and dramatic societal shifts, this role is understood as more crucial than ever.