25 June 2022

Quarrying a Narrative

Alserkal Arts Foundation

A workshop led by Augustine Paredes

Starts 11:00 am

Ends 5:00 pm

Venue Alserkal Arts Foundation

Warehouse 50/51


On Saturday 25 June, take part in Quarrying a Narrative, a one-day intensive workshop led by photographer, poet and multi-disciplinary practitioner Augustine Paredes at Common Room, Alserkal Arts Foundation (Warehouse 51).

With the artist’s guidance, participants are invited to construct stories from their own archive of images and writings and imagine alternative ways of making prose and poetry. We will employ devices such as the semiotic square, a semantic tool to deconstruct how text makes meaning, and basic methods of book-making.

Limited to 8 participants. Please send your application here with your bio, CV and a writing sample in the form of a 500 word essay/short story or a minimum of 3 poems.

Application deadline: 9 June

Confirmed participants will be notified by 17 June.


Augustine Paredes is a Filipino artist and photographer based in Dubai. Augustine’s lyrical, contemporary, and sensuous visual narratives are derived from his many-storied travels, South East Asian consciousness, and queer gaze. He is an alumna of SEAF, Campus Art Dubai, and International Summer School of Photography, and has been exhibited internationally including the Philippines, Malaysia, Latvia, Australia, USA and the United Arab Emirates. He is a co-founder of Sa Tahanan Collective along with Anna Bernice, he aims to help and create a platform for Filipino art and creatives through exhibitions, art sales, and collaborations. Augustine is an author of two self-published art books Conversations at the end of the universe (2020) and Long Night Stands With Lonely, Lonely Boys (2021).