Il Padiglione Nazionale degli Emirati Arabi Uniti ha scelto Mohammed Kazem, artista, e Reem Fadda, curatore, per rappresentare il paese alla 55 Esposizione Internazionale della Biennale di Venezia.
Mohammed Kazem è un artista concettuale di primo piano nella scena artistica contemporanea degli Emirati Arabi Uniti ed è conosciuto per la sua integrazione dei nuovi media e del linguaggio espressivo.
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The National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates announces Mohammed Kazem as featured artist and Reem Fadda as curator for the 55th International Art Exhibition–La Biennale di Venezia.
Mohammed Kazem is a leading conceptual artist in the UAE contemporary art scene and is known for his incorporation of new media and his sophisticated formalist language. His interest in conceptual art and progressive attitude towards form and context is especially highlighted by his ongoing series “Directions.” Kazem first studied Fine Arts at the Emirates Fine Art Society and subsequently studied music at the Al Rayat Music Institute of Dubai and painting at the Edinburgh College of Art. He was a Painting Instructor at the Dubai Art Atelier for ten years. Widely known through numerous solo and group exhibitions in the UAE and abroad, Kazem’s participation includes the Havana Biennial (2000), Singapore Biennale (2006), Dhaka Biennial–Bangladesh (2002), and the Sharjah Biennale (1993–2007). Most recently he exhibited at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia (2010); and at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2012). His works have been collected by private collectors and institutions such as Deutsche Bank as well as museums in Doha, Sharjah, JP Morgan Chase Bank (USA), and Sittard (Holland).
From her curatorial concept, Fadda stated; “Mohammed Kazem, a pioneering contemporary artist and thinker from the UAE, represents a generation that emerged from an avant-garde legacy of arts and artists in the UAE and the surrounding region, one that has thrived since the mid-’70s with advocates such as his mentor artist Hassan Sharif. The curatorial research for our pavilions presentation in Venice will see Kazem as the key individual artist and thinker he is and highlight his contribution to the local artistic heritage.”
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