Shurooq Amin exhibition will be held at Contemporary Art Platform from February 8-9.
Contemporary Art Platform Shuwaikh Industria, Al Asimah, Kuwait
08 February 2020, 12:00 AM
09 February 2020, 12:00 AM
History and poetry, politics and society, Symbolism and allegory, all interlace into one story at the Shurooq Amin exhibition that will be held Contemporary Art Platform from February 8-9.
Shurooq Amin is an interdisciplinary artist known for her provocative mixed media paintings. Following a series of critically acclaimed exhibitions in her native Kuwait, Amin has emerged as a leading feminist voice in the Arabian Gulf, often speaking on the intersections of art, politics, and social issues that influence the region’s cultural landscape.
Amin’s bold sometimes-controversial portrayal of the hidden side of Khaleeji society, which captures the existence of significant subcultures, urges viewers to consider the malleability of religious norms, notions of piety in public and private spaces, and the impact of globalisation. As a result, Amin is recognised as an influential member of a generation of artists that is redefining the parameters of regional visual culture.
Amin’s selected solo and group exhibitions include: Ayyam Gallery Beirut (2016); Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait (2016); In the Eye of the Storm, an official collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale (2015); Ayyam Gallery London (2014); Ayyam Gallery DIFC, Dubai (2014); Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz, Dubai (2013); Lahd Gallery, London (2011); CAN, New York (2010); Tilal Gallery, Kuwait (2010); and the International Cairo Art Biennale (2008). In 2016, Amin received an invitation to participate in the Villa Lena Foundation Residency program, taking place in Tuscany, Italy.
The works in the Kuwait exhibition reveal a two-year journey that explores how the private and public play on each other back and forth within the tiny seed of our ancestors that nestles inside each one of us, just like the Russian Doll.