Annabel Daou’s work takes place at the intersection of writing, speech, and non-verbal modes of communication. Her paper works, videos, sound pieces, and performances deal with yearnings and anxieties that are both personal and political. Her process involves mining the expressive possibilities of ordinary words and phrases in order to reveal unexpected intimacies between individual and collective experience. Frequently, the work evokes moments of rupture, chaos, and misunderstanding, but always with the tenuous possibility of repair.
Annabel Daou has exhibited work at National Museum of Beirut; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and Park Avenue Armory, New York, among others.annabeldaou.com
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Residents from Lebanon
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.
Residents from China/Hong Kong
Omar Ba’s paintings represent political and social motifs that are open to multiple interpretations. His artistic vocabulary raises historical and timeless questions while formulating a wholly contemporary artistic message. Ba’s iconography features personal metaphors, ancestral references and hybrid figures. In his work, he seeks to express his subconscious and symbolic interpretation of the real.
Omar Ba has exhibited work at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; and Louvre Abu Dhabi, among others.omarba.com