In his practice Shahpour Pouyan explores power, domination, and possession through culture. He transforms political issues into a monument of poetic and visual form. The repetition of mistakes and errors is one of his main concerns, and he reflects this by bringing historical aesthetics and mediums to his art practice. He grapples with materials provided from the political world and historic documents; the poetic qualities of power and the human condition inspire him.
Ground Floor Residents
In his practice, Mohammed Al-Atiq uses simple elements, ordinary tools and at times cheap materials to create pieces that explore the ideas of time and place. He is also interested in building unusual connections between the work and the audience.
Residents from Qatar
Jianru Wu is a curator and writer based in Guangzhou. Her practice look at the consequences of rapidly diversifying structures of relationship and power in East Asia within a digital era. Her curatorial works include “Re/sentiment” (2016) at A+ Contemporary, Shanghai and “Southern Climate” (2017) at N3 Gallery, Beijing. “Forget Sorrow Grass: An Archaeology of Feminine Time” (co-curated with Sirui Zhang, 2019) at Guangdong Times Museum. She is the Director of Media Lab at Guangdong Times Museum since 2019.