‘Earth can be as dead as it can be alive’, a solo show by Alymamah Rashed

VIP opening on November 3rd, 2023, from 12:00am to 6:00pm.
Exhibition till November 18, 2023, open to the public on weekends and by appointment during the week.
At Dar Fikar (Failaka Island, Kuwait).

FIKAR & Hunna Art are honored to invite you to Alymamah Rashed’s fourth solo exhibition, ‘Earth can be as dead as it can be alive’, curated by Mathqaf at Dar FIKAR (Failaka Island, Kuwait).

‘Earth can be as dead as it can be alive’ presents a new body of works -including paintings, drawings, installations and performance- from Alymamah Rashed that were created during her six-months residency with the Failaka Institute for Knowledge and Arts Research (FIKAR), on the island of Failaka. During her residency, Rashed collected found objects from the island - seashells, terrazzo, pottery fragments, and beach rocks - that, in turn, became figures for a process of drawing studies, expansion and shrinkage. This initial research was further developed by the artist’s exploration of the themes of rituals and fertility which form the substrate of this new body of work.

‘Earth can be as dead as it can be alive’ will be presented from November 4 - 18 in Dar FIKAR. It brings together three regional independent and non-governmental art structures -  Hunna / هُنَّ Art Gallery; FIKAR: Failaka Institute for Knowledge and Arts Research, and Mathqaf - to promote cross-disciplinary art and knowledge production. Accessible by boat only, this exhibition is an invitation to follow the steps of Rashed and to discover, or rediscover, the uniqueness of Failaka.

Exhibition catalogue