Alia Farid’s first exhibition in the UK at Chisenhale Gallery

Alia Farid, (Production Image) (2022) Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery.
Image courtesy the artist.

This will be Kuwaiti-Puerto Rican artist Alia Farid’s first exhibition in the UK. Working in film and sculpture, Farid gives visibility to less commonly recognized histories, often deliberately diminished by Western hegemony. Underpinning much of Farid’s work is an ongoing project that maps Arab and South Asian migrations to Latin America and the Caribbean. A growing tapestry and material archive that traces these shifts and movements forms the basis for Farid’s ambitious commission at Chisenhale Gallery. Much like her own heritage, Farid’s work brings seemingly disparate sites in relation to each other, creating a trans-regionalism that challenges national boundaries. Farid’s new work is a co-commission with The Power Plant, Toronto where it will be presented in Spring 2023 and CAC Passerelle, Brest where it will travel to after its presentation at Chisenhale Gallery. The wider research project is largely supported by the Creative Capital Award, which she received in 2022.

Alia Farid lives and works in Kuwait and Puerto Rico. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from la Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico (San Juan), a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the Visual Arts Program at MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies and Critical Theory from the Programa d’Estudis Independents, MACBA (Barcelona). Selected exhibitions include: In Lieu of What Is, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2022); Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2022); Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora 1990s - Today, MCA Chicago, Chicago (2022); Alia Farid: At the Time of the Ebb, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art (WAM), Turku, Finland (2021);10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, QAGOMA, Brisbane (2021); Alia Farid, Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2020); Yokohama Triennale 2020, Afterglow, Yokohama, Japan (2020) In Lieu of What Was, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main (2019); Between Dig and Display, Galerie Imane Farès, Paris (2017). Farid is nominated for the Artes Mundi 10 and the Nam June Paik Award 2023.

Alia Farid
30 November 2023 - 4 February 2024
Opening: Thursday 30 November 2023

Alia Farid’s commission is produced with support from the Chisenhale Gallery Commissions Fund.