Featuring Qatari artist Faraj Daham, after his month-long residency at What about Art? Foundation in Mumbai, as part of the ongoing Qatar-India 2019 Year of Culture.
The exhibition addresses the concept of historical concealment and exclusion through a qualitative approach between what is visible and what is real. During his residency, Daham relied on local tangible and intangible materials to create artworks. Such materials include Chinese fishing nets from Kochi, which he used alongside handmade manuscripts to hide the intangibility of history.
Daham’s contemporary work is inspired by the transformation of the world around him and responds to the rapid changes experienced in Qatari society. His work has been displayed at Katara, Mathaf, QM Gallery Al Riwaq, and Al Markhiya Gallery, among others.