Lot 481 - Alymamah Rashed - No One Sees You (But I Walk Through You)
Watercolour on Paper
A6 (15 x 10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on verso
Visual artist Alymamah Rashed's surrealist paintings investigate the discourse of her own body as a Muslima Cyborg of the post-internet generation; fluctuating between the east and the west.
Rashed received her MFA in Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design in 2019 and her BFA in Fine Arts at The School of Visual Arts in 2016.
2021, Alymamah Rashed Solo Exhibition, Tabari Artspace, Dubai, UAE
2020, I Have Disappeared Into You, Virtual Solo Exhibition Gallery BAWA, Kuwait
2015, My Mind Made You Beautiful, Solo Exhibition at Parsol Projects, New York, NY
October 2021, As We Gaze Upon Her curated by Banat Collective, Warehouse 421, Dubai, UAE
October 2021, Tawr Exhibtion, Mono Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2019, Beneath Them Was Forever, Parsons MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Curated by Kathleen Forde
2019, Zinc-Finger Like Folds, Group Exhibition, Curated by Rae Lavande Pellerin and Paloma Rosenzweig Castillo New York, NY
2018, Convergence, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, The New School, New York, NY
2018, European Literature Night, Czech Center New York
2018, How an Artwork Should Speak, 25 East Gallery, Parsons School of Design
2015, Abstract, Group Exhibition at Parsol Projects, New York, NY
2014, Dig, Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
Tabari Arstpace, Dubai, UAE
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Rashed's notion of the Muslima Cyborg unites the fleshed body, the thobe, and a combination of the two which comes to form a third space - the one that she emits onto her canvas. Rashed engages with the cyborg not as a mechanical object but in the sense of spiritual intelligence, as a motor, or a form of technology, as opposed to artificial intelligence or programming. Referencing late Algerian modernist pioneer Baya Mahieddine's idiosyncratic form of autobiographical portraiture, her art negotiates her female subjectivity, regional folklore and the everyday banal objects that Rashed encounters as well as the rapid social shifts that she has witnessed such as the rapid industrialisation of the Gulf region. Her watercolors explore her spiritual body through finding stillness within an eternal fluctuation.
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