Displaced by conflict himself, Syrian born Imran Faour currently resides in Dubai, UAE. This will be his first UK solo show and presents a series of graphic works in response to the Syrian Civil War and more recent refugee crisis.
The artist began exploring computer graphics and software while living in Syria to create his own visual language, and it was soon after being witness to the ravages of the revolution, that he began using this language to vocalise his views and communicate to the wider world what he was observing around him.
The exhibition provides the opportunity to visually engage with one of the most heavily reported global issues and will allow a UK audience the ability to reflect on the much debated refugee crisis gripping Europe.
All works will be available for purchase from the exhibition and via the Art Represent website, with a proportion of sales being donated to Save The Children who currently have teams inside Syria giving children the basics they need to survive, as well as in neighbouring countries and along the route through Europe, providing urgent relief as well as long-term aid to refugee children and their families.
Transit in Doubt is a multimedia photography exhibition featuring the works of ten female domestic helpers from Indonesia currently living in Hong Kong.
There are currently 300,000 foreign domestic helpers who live and work in Hong Kong, most of them female. The helpers, mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia, earn only one-third of the average salary in Hong Kong (500USD) despite working over 80 hours a week.
The cameras that they hold in their hands enable them to shift from being seen to seeing – a power transposition towards recovering their sense of selfhood and agency. Despite being domestic helpers, they should not be condemned to a life of servitude. Rather, their work involves a process of negotiation, transiting through contradicting emotions of frustration, hope and uncertainty.
MAY 28 - AUGUST 27, 2015
For its inaugural exhibition, Art Represent will present the first UK solo show of Afghani artist Malina Suliman titled Beyond The Veil - A Deconstructualisation.
Born in 1990 in Kandahar, Malina Suliman is one of a small number of female artists who have emerged from war-ravaged Afghanistan. After studying Fine Art in Pakistan, Suliman was inspired by the potential of street art. When she began working as a street artist in Kandahar, her work garnered global attention. One of her most iconic motifs was the skeletal form dressed in a blue burqa which highlighted the issues of identity, inequality, and oppression in Afghanistan.
Beyond The Veil – A Decontextualisation, created with the support of Art Represent, marks a new direction in the artist’s career. Bringing together, sound, video and substituting the graffiti wall for a burqa, Suliman’s decontextualisation of this highly charged item of clothing reminds us of how context can shift meaning.
London, UK - On 25 March 2015, Art Represent will exhibit the work of Australian photographer Luke Cody in a fundraising event to enable public projects and exhibitions with contemporary artists who are endangered and displaced by socio-political and economic turmoil.
After having spent several years in the banking sector, self-taught photographer Luke Cody began using the camera as a tool to tell stories. The works generously donated to this exhibition are a result of his self-funded projects to Afghanistan, Egypt, Palestine, Turkey and Ukraine and provide insight into the daily lives of those in the midst of warfare. The poignant images on show document some of the most significant events in global politics and comment on modern day complexities in regions fraught with conflict. His work has been featured in The Guardian, Evening Standard and New Yorker Magazine and exhibited at the Royal United Services Institute in association with NATO.