19 – 22 OCTOBER 2023
We are pleased to announce that Monira Al Qadiri was awarded the Prix Nice (He)art x Asia Now. The artist received the prize on the occasion of Asia Now art fair, where we presented Al Qadiri‘s works in a solo booth. Come visit us at booth S16 until Sunday or explore our website for more information about Monira Al Qadiri.
© Photo by Rasia Hagiu
Monira Al Qadiri is a Kuwaiti visual artist born in Senegal and educated in Japan. Spanning sculpture, installation, film, and performance, Al Qadiri’s multifaceted practice is based on research into the cultural histories of the Gulf region. Her interpretation of the Gulf’s so-called “petro-culture” is manifested through speculative scenarios that take inspiration from science fiction, autobiography, traditional practices, and pop culture, resulting in uncanny and covertly subversive works that destabilize mythologies of statecraft and modernization as well as traditional notions of gender. Tracing the delicate ecologies threatened by the petroleum industry’s relentless resource extraction, Al Qadiri’s works envision a world in which oil is a relic of humanity’s past.