27 February 2024

Slow Art Walk with Mo Reda

Part of Alserkal Art Week

Aligned with ‘alternative ways of being’ and mindfulness, Slow Art Walks invite visitors to take the time to slow down and reflect, not to rush, but to take time to unpack and understand.

Starts 8:00 pm

Venue Alserkal Avenue

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Join artist-curator Mo Reda on a slow art walk which will encourage participants to focus on the power of the imaginary, the imagination, and the visionary aspects of the artist’s process.

It will highlight art as a methodology of expressing visions, and the imagination, and focus on its ability to act as a bridge between these desires and dreams and the material-based tangible surrounding reality.

The tour will highlight the power of material selection in terms, texture, dimensions, colours, a methodology which is foundational to materialising and presenting an artist’s ideas.

The walk will also allow participants to reflect on a selected number of works that orbit around the power of the imagination in the art-making process. Overall, the walk is an interactive meeting that invites participants to collectively reflect on an artwork during the walk.

Mo Reda is a curator whose research examines the relationship of the individual non-
reality versus collective agreements.

His curatorial projects include the video installation Turbulent by Shirin Neshat and The
Fourth Wall Exhibition, Santa Cruz de la Sierra Biennale, Bolivia (2020); Residual Volumes
of Narcissism, Kochi Biennale (2016–2017); The Blue Hour, Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Biennale (2016); Trans Indian Ocean Artists Exchange, Kochi Biennale (2016–2017); The
Black River Project, Jogja Biennale (2015); Post Oriental Odyssey, The Mine, Dubai
(2015); Per/From, a performance art production programme, CAP, Kuwait (2014);
Reciprocal, Kiosko Art Space, Bolivia (2013); exhibitions Displacement and Preludes as
well as an Artist Leadership Programme, Al Bareh Gallery, Bahrain (2013); Disgraced,
Museum Night Delft, the Netherlands (2012); Yet I See the Invisible Borders, Makan Art
Space, Jordan (2012); I Am/ The Other, Al Riwaq Art Space, Bahrain (2012).
Reda has participated in numerous residencies, including curator-in-residence, Tashkeel
(2021–2022); Theertha Art Foundation, Colombo (2020); 1st Shanthi Road Residency,
Bengaluru (2019); Langgen Art Foundation, Yogyakarta (2018); and Kochi Biennale
Research Residency (2016).

He was awarded the Adrie Piek Prize by the HKU Utrecht Academy (2009) and has
received funding for several of his projects, including the Trans Indian Ocean Artists
Exchange; Residual Volumes of Narcissism and the Artists Leadership Programme at Al
Bareh Gallery. Reda earned a BFA from HKU Academy in the Netherlands (2006). Born in 1977 in Kuwait City, he currently lives and works between the Middle East, South and South-East Asia.