Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy
Sarah Abu Abdallah will be in embedded within the festival, producing new work, screening video, reading texts and generating performance work addressing the confines and freedoms of contemporary life in Saudi Arabia, addressing the boundaries of family, friends, and society at large for women, technology, humanity, magic, poetry and language. ZeroZero is a dreamscape created by video projection and live reading and performance. “00” is a name of a cat the artist dreamt of chasing, and using the cat’s story as an entry point to speak of loss, dreams, and belonging.
Sarah Abu Abdallah, lives and works in Qatif, Saudi Arabia and studied art in both Rhode Island School of Design for a masters in digital media, and in the college of art and design in University of Sharjah. She is currently an artist and puzzlemaker working with video, installation, poetry and images. She has shown work in Sharjah Biennial 11, Serpentine Galleries Marathons, Fluidity in Kunstverein in Hamburg, Co-Workers in Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Do it Arabic, Prospectif Cinéma /Filter Bubble in Centre Pompidou and Luma Foundation, Private Settings in Warsaw Museum of Modern Art; Arab Contemporary in Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Rhizoma in the 55th Venice Biennale, amongst others. She is the recipient of Sharjah Art Foundation’s production programme grant (2016) in collaboration with Josh Bitelli for their project To Gaze at Ten Suns Shining and is a shortlisted artist for Abraaj Group Art Prize 2017.