NADA ELKALAAWY, born in 1995 in Alexandria, lives in London. Growing up with both Egyptian and British cultures, her work deals with loss, traces of memory and nostalgic recollection. Her primary source materials are photographs of the three generations of her family. Exhibitions at MASS, Alexandria; The Wing, London; Shelter Art Space, Alexandria (2019); Gypsum Gallery, Kairo; GX Gallery, London; Arab Women Artists Now Festival, London (2018).
KINO DER KUNST 2020
GBR 2018, 2D DIGITAL ANIMATION, 2’51’’, ARABISCH, ENGLISCH/ARABIC, ENGLISH
ZEICHNUNGEN/DRAWINGS: Nada Elkalaawy
DEUTSCHE PREMIERE/GERMAN PREMIERE
The animated past of the artist’s Egyptian homeland emerges from hundreds of drawings. Observations mix with remembered images of people, wallpaper, furniture, moods, conversations. A reflection on how life’s events overlap one another and are permeated by the memory of the past. Absence and presence, remoteness and closeness, joy and sorrow all become one.