Fri 27 Jan 2023 to Sun 28 May 2023
Tue-Sun 11am-6pm, Thur 11am-9pm
Artist: Mohammed Sami
Mohammed Sami’s (b.1984, Baghdad, Iraq) first institutional solo show in the UK continues his long-standing exploration of memory in relation to time and conflict.
Drawing on his own experiences living under Saddam Hussein’s regime in Baghdad, and subsequently as a refugee in Sweden, his large-scale paintings exquisitely render abandoned interiors, claustrophobic cityscapes and uncanny depictions of apparently everyday objects including clothing, mattresses, chairs and tables. There is a haunting absence of people in these depictions of space and place, whose power lies as much in what cannot be seen or hovers just beyond the frame.
Presented across Camden Art Centre’s Galleries 1 and 2, this landmark exhibition will include a series of major new paintings and will be accompanied by the first dedicated monograph on Sami, designed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio with essays by Darian Leader and Amy Sherlock.
The exhibition is organised by Camden Art Centre in collaboration with De La Warr Pavilion where it will open in summer 2023.