Susan Hefuna: TEXTILES

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Friday, 24 May 2019 to Saturday, 22 June 2019
Thursday, 23 May 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

TEXTILES is Susan Hefuna’s seventh solo exhibition with Pi Artworks.

Bringing together a curated selection of textile and costume works, TEXTILES showcases new works such as Stand Up (2019) alongside costumes and masks previously used for performances in Dubai, UAE (2008); Mapping Vienna , at the Opera Ball in Vienna, Austria (2010); and Crossroads Stein, in Stein am Rhein, Switzerland (2018).

Susan Hefuna brings ethnic influences from her dual Germany and Egyptian heritage and from her journeys around the world. Hefuna works within TEXTILES are inspired by the Swabian-Alemannic carnival which she has great enthusiasm for. The events, which take place in the settlement areas of the Germanic tribes of the traditions of the Swabians and Alemanns mixes in Hefuna's works with her interest for African traditions and her admiration for the Ballets Russes costumes.


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Susan Hefuna’s work has been included in numerous international solo and group exibitions. Exhibtions include ​But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise curated by Sara Raza​, ​Galleria d’Arte Moderna (GAM), Milan; ​The Creative Act: Performance Process Presence​, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; Contemporary Art of the Middle East​, LACMA, Los Angeles; ​Drawing Through the Twentieth Century​, MoMA, New York. A mayor survey of her practice curated by Hoor Al Quasimi Susan Hefuna: Another Place ​was held at Bait Al Serkal, Sharjah Art Foundation. Hefuna’s work has also been included in the Sydney Biennale, Venice Biennale, Seville Biennial, Riwaq Biennale and Sharjah Biennial. Susan Hefuna was awarded the international Contemporary Drawing Prize of the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Art Foundation in Paris. Her work is part of the permanent collections at the Pompidou, Paris: Guggenheim, NYC and Abu Dhabi; British Museum and V&A, London.


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55 Eastcastle Street, W1W8EG London

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