25 November—03 February 2024
State of Concept presents the first solo exhibition in Greece of the work of the Canadian artist Hajra Waheed curated by iLiana Fokianaki. The exhibition’s opening will take place on the 25th of November.
More information will be announced soon.
This exhibition is supported by State of Concept Athens and le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Image Credits: Hajra Waheed, The Spiral (2019), Video Installation, 7m 10s, Copyright: Courtesy of the Artist, Photo: Toni Hafkenshied
Hajra Waheed’s multidisciplinary practice ranges from painting and drawing to video, sound, sculpture and installation. Amongst other issues, she explores the nexus between security, surveillance and the covert networks of power that structure lives, while also addressing the traumas and alienation of displaced subjects affected by legacies of colonial and state violence. Characterized by a distinct visual language and unique poetic approach, her works often use the ordinary as a means to convey the profound, and landscape as a medium to transpose human struggle and a radical politics of resistance and resilience.
Recent exhibitions worldwide include: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2023); Sharjah Biennial 15, Sharjah (2023); CAM St. Louis, Missouri (2023); PHI Foundation, Montreal (2021); Portikus, Frankfurt (2020); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2020); Lahore Biennial 02, Pakistan (2020); British Museum, London (2019); The Power Plant, Toronto (2019); 57th Venice Biennale, Venice (2017); 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2016); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2016); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2015). Waheed was the recipient of the Sharjah Biennial 15 Prize (2023), the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award (2022) & the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award (2014) for outstanding achievement as a mid-career artist and a finalist for the Sobey Art Award (2016). Her works can be found in permanent collections including: MOMA, New York; British Museum, London; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Art Institute of Chicago; Burger Collection, Zurich/Hong Kong and Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi.