Join us at our seventh Friday Hangout, this time co-hosted by artist Ghadah Alkandari! Our Friday Hangout series brings together people interested in Arab culture for an online chat over their lunch breaks, wherever they may be currently ‘locked down’ in the world.
We’re delighted to be welcoming Ghadah to the Hangout this week, who’ll be tuning in from Kuwait. Born in Delhi in 1969, in 1992 she received a BA in Mass Communications from the American University in Cairo. But it was a six-week painting course at the School of Visual Arts that shaped her current painting style, influenced early on by both classical painters and comic books.
Her body of work ranges from large-scale, primarily figurative, acrylic paintings exploring the wide spectrum of human emotion and familial complexities, to smaller, intimate pen and ink drawings that focus on the banality of everyday life.
Ghadah has had numerous solo exhibitions in Kuwait, and has participated in several group exhibitions locally and internationally, including the Arab Culture in Diaspora exhibition in Kuwait, Femmes Artistes Du Koweit at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris (2006), Approaches to Figurative Practices at the Third Line Gallery, Dubai (2007), and JAMM Contemporary Art Auction in Kuwait (2010).
Since 2009, she has used her blog, Pretty Green Bullet, as a platform to display her work on a regular basis. She lives in Kuwait, and has three adult children who flit in and out of her home.
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