27 February 2024
Majlis Talk Session 1: Walk with Me
Dima Srouji and Zoé Whitley
Part of Alserkal Art Week
Starts 4:00 pm
An introduction to the work This Is Not Your Grave by Dima Srouji, the first of Alserkal Arts Foundation’s 2024 public art commissions responding to the curatorial prompt by Zoé Whitley within the framework of Walk with Me. In creating rooms to dwell and spaces to gather, Srouji offers time and space to imagine what stories might be held there.
Dr. Zoé Whitley is Director of the non-profit Chisenhale Gallery in London. She co-curated the acclaimed Tate Modern exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power and its subsequent international tour (2017-2020). Whitley has distinguished herself working in UK institutions on exhibitions, research and collections (as curator of the British Council's 2019 British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale; 2014-2019 Tate Modern; 2013-2015 Tate Britain; 2003-2013 V&A). Alongside exhibition catalogues and artist monographs, she writes for all reading ages including children's titles Meet the Artist: Frank Bowling; Meet the Artist: Sophie Taeuber-Arp; and serving as consultant for the award-winning Black Artists Shaping the World (Thames & Hudson). She is a Trustee of the Teiger Foundation and is a member of the London Mayor's Commission on Diversity in the Public Realm.
Dima Srouji is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture and currently leads the MA City Design studios at the Royal College of Art, London.
4PM | Project Space