In Conversation: Monira Al Qadiri
- When 28 Nov - 28 Nov 2018
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD PADDINGTON NSW 2021
6 – 7PM
+61 2 8936 0888
UNSW Galleries is pleased to welcome artist Monira Al Qadiri to speak about her practice and current work in the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
The artist will be in conversation with UNSW Galleries Director José Da Silva.
Monira Al Qadiri (b. 1983) is a Kuwaiti visual artist born in Senegal, educated in Japan and currently based between Beirut and Berlin. Al Qadiri uses sculpture, installation and video to explore the historic and aesthetic connections between oil and pearls, two disparate industries in the Gulf that have interconnecting histories. Both require laborious extraction and are associated with wealth and status. Her work comments on the intersections between commerce, culture and labour.
The presentation of contemporary Arab World visual arts at UNSW and in APT9 at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane has received grant funding from the Council for Australian-Arab Relations of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Image: Monira Al Qadiri by Yasmina Haddad.