Through colorful murals, installations, and intricate drawings that on first glance look playful and whimsical, my work illuminates a dark and complex political struggle with violence and identity that takes place through, on, and in public vehicles.
Artist Bio / CV
b. 1978, Tripoli, Libya
2008 33 Bond Gallery, NY
2008 Scope NY, 33 Bond Gallery Booth, NY
2008 A Wrinkle in Time, BRIC Rotunda Gallery
2008 On Procession, Indianapolis Museum of Art through Deitch Projects
2008 Exploding the Lotus, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood curated by Jaishri Abichandani
2007 LOVE/WAR/SEX, Exit Art
2007 Scope Hamptons, 33 Bond Gallery, NY, selected by Mitchell Minskoff and Alix Frey
2007 25th Anniversary Benefit Show, Exit Art, NY, curated by Jeanette Ingberman
2006 The Studio Visit, Exit Art, NY
2005 The Art Parade, Deitch Projects, NY, curated by Jeffrey Deitch
2005 Bebe Benoliel Gallery, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia PA, curated by Bobbie Ann Tilkens
2005 AIM25, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY, co-curated by Lydia Yee and Amy Rosenblum Martin
2005 A Warlike People: Victims or Perpetrators, Shade Projects at Monorchid Gallery, Phoenix AZ
2004 Terrorvision, Exit Art, NY, co-curated by Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman
2008 Lower East Side Printshop, Special Editions Resident
2007 NYFA/LMCC artists focus group, hosted at NYFA
2007 Slide talk and panel discussion, Maryland Institute
2006 Real Art Ways Benefit Auction
2005 Artist in the Marketplace Residency Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY
2005 Visual Arts Studio Residency Program in Tribeca, Chashama Art Foundation
2003 Visiting Artist, Indus Valley Art School, Karachi, Pakistan
Cotter, Holland. “Latino Art and Beyond Category.” New York Times, 2 Sept 2005: cover, Weekend Arts Section.
Genocchio, Benjamin. “ART REVIEW: When Artists Discover Craft-Oriented Kitsch.” New York Times, 21 Aug 2005.
Yehya, Naief. “REVIEWS: Terrorvision.” Art Nexus, No. 55, Jan 2005.
Yee, Lidya, “AIM 25.” Exhibition Catalogue, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY, 2005.
NewsNight CNN with Aaron Brown: “Terrorvision.” Segment 7, CNN. 7 July 2004
2003 MFA, School of Visual Arts, NY
2001 BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
1999 Center for Art and Culture through Maryland Institute, Aix-en-Provence, France