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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere Latest Ocula Report Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere By Soo-Min Shim, Sydney

'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'

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Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 Ocula Insight Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 By Stephanie Bailey, London

In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .

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b. 1973, Saudi Arabia

Manal AlDowayan Biography

Manal AlDowayan is a Saudi artist, living and working in Dubai, UAE and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 1973.

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Embracing diverse media, Manal AlDowayan's work encompasses black and white photography, sculpture, video, sound, neon and large-scale participatory installations. Her artistic practice revolves around themes of active forgetting, archives, and collective memory, with a large focus on the state of Saudi women and their representation.

She has documented social groups like the oil men and women of Saudi Arabia in her project, If I Forget You Don't Forget Me, and has addressed the impact of mass media on propagating intentional erasing of identities in her project Crash, highlighting the unnamed Saudi teachers dying in car crashes across Saudi Arabia. Her participatory projects have attracted hundreds of women to use art as a new platform to address social injustice like Tree of Guardians, Esmi-My Name, and Suspended Together.

In 2014 she was a recipient of a research Fellowship from NYU AD and was invited in early 2015 to the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida. Manal has shown her work in Prospect 3 New Orleans - The American Biennale (2014/15), in collateral shows at the Venice Biennale (2009/11), and at Museums around the world like Gawngju Museum in South Korea, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, The Victoria and Albert Museum in UK, and Mathaf Museum of Modern Arab Art in Qatar. Her art works are part of public collection at the British Museum, LA County Museum, Louisiana Museum, and Mathaf.

Manal AlDowayan Featured Artworks

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Ephemeral Witness by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork
Manal AlDowayanEphemeral Witness, 2020Natural Silk, digital print, acrylic paint, natural hemp.
220 x 180 x 100 cm
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Suspended together (Standing Dove) by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork
Manal AlDowayanSuspended together (Standing Dove), 2008Printed porcelain
20 x 18 x 32 cm
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Totem 6 (Curtains) by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork
Manal AlDowayanTotem 6 (Curtains), 2019Natural linen, ink, foam
54 x 60 x 60 cm
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Suspended Palms II by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork
Manal AlDowayanSuspended Palms II, 2019Brass, twill, hemp thread and porcelain
220 x 14 cm
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I am an architect by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork
Manal AlDowayanI am an architect, 2007Silver gelatin print
51 x 41 cm
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Just Paper (Group I) by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork
Manal AlDowayanJust Paper (Group I), 2019Silkscreen on porcelain and jute

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Just Paper (Group II) by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork
Manal AlDowayanJust Paper (Group II), 2019Silkscreen on porcelain and jute
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Just Paper (Group III) by Manal AlDowayan contemporary artwork
Manal AlDowayanJust Paper (Group III), 2019Silkscreen on porcelain and jute

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Manal AlDowayan Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Manal AlDowayan, What Is And What Has Been at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
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12 January–12 February 2019 Manal AlDowayan What Is And What Has Been Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madera, 23
Contemporary art exhibition, Manal AlDowayan, Watch Before You Fall at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
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12 January–30 March 2019 Manal AlDowayan Watch Before You Fall Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Sallaberry, 52
Contemporary art exhibition, Manal AlDowayan, And I, Will I Forget? at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
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11 January–26 February 2017 Manal AlDowayan And I, Will I Forget? Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madera, 23

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