Approved: 18.02.2009

Rabab Ghazoul

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Approved: 18.02.2009

Rabab Ghazoul is a visual artist whose practice draws upon a range of media to explore our negotiations and constructions of the political. Part social observation, part investigation into the realm of public narrative, her work often sees her referencing or re-staging chosen 'texts' - from news media footage to an existing art work - by way of exploring our relationship to power, and the coerced

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  • Location: Cardiff, Wales
 

Biography

Rabab Ghazoul is a visual artist whose practice draws upon a range of media to explore our negotiations and constructions of the political. Part social observation, part investigation into the realm of public narrative, her work often sees her referencing or re-staging chosen 'texts' - from news media footage to an existing art work - by way of exploring our relationship to power, and the coerced and de-stabilised nature of our affiliations. Born and part raised in the Middle East, her experience of dual cultures informs an ongoing interest in belonging and identity, but often at their point of fragmentation or dissolution. In this sense, her chosen context is less the culture of home, and more the ever present effects - or 'home' - of late capitalist culture, through which we continue to rehearse our prescribed and ritualistic movements. Born in Mosul, Iraq, she currently lives and works in Cardiff, Wales.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2009 - Fine Art, UWIC, Cardiff 2009 - MA Fine Art, Cardiff School of Art and Design, UWIC, Wales 1997 - Postgraduate Diploma, Istituto de Art, Scenica, Italy 1992 - BA Hons Drama, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales Solo exhibitions 2009 - Mao-Hope March Revisited, g39, Cardiff 2008 - Can't Keep Up With Keeping You Down, Chapter Arts Centre & Pontcanna Fields Allotments, Cardiff 2004 - Where his hands decay, mine begin, BHAC Gallery, Cardiff Group exhibitions 2012 - Welsh Artist of the Year, St Davids Hall, Cardiff 2011 - Ffilm 2, Glynn Vivian, Swansea 2011 - Make Room, Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff 2011 - Mostyn Open 2011, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno 2010 - After The End, Elysium Gallery, Swansea 2009 - My Place, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Camarthen 2009 - State of the Estate, Penpont manor and grounds, Brecon, Powys 2008 - Build it and they will come, g39 Gallery, Cardiff 2008 - In The Space That Is Left, St Davids Hall, Cardiff 2008 - Me v U, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales 2007 - The Edible Map, Gresol Festival of Art, Girona, Spain 2007 - The Suitcase Project, Beaver Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark 2007 - The Suitcase Project, The Old Library, Cardiff 2006 - Paradise: A Step To The Left, Tactile Bosch Gallery, Cardiff 2005 - Insomnia, Bargehouse, London 2005 - On Leaving And Arriving, g39 Gallery, Cardiff Live/Performance 2002 - Autumn Etude, Experimentica , Cardiff, Wales Competitions, prizes and awards 2005 - Creative Wales Award, Arts Council of Wales