March 8th, 2022

AMIRA BEHBEHANI

Seeking Refuge

Curated by Mo Reda

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In Seeking Refuge, artist Amira Behbehani presents an eclectic constellation of new works that explore an urgent impulse: what it means to be in search of refuge. The result of this questioning is an arrival at a space rooted between early childhood memories, imagined experiences, and dreamscapes. In considering what the artist presents in this exhibition, one could say that the act of seeking refuge may take form in a particular type of escapism.

The type of escapism presented here is one that seeks refuge from the unknown and into familiar visceral territories of memories on the verge of erasure and unrealized dreams. Amira Behbehani presents in this exhibition a side of her practice that is her most personal and challenging to date. Through approaching developing works that seem to be coming from different angles, the total experience of this exhibition is a demonstration of how multifaceted the artist is.
- Mo Reda

Amira Behbehani a Kuwaiti self-taught artist, born in 1964-Kuwait. Began painting in 2001-2003 and participated in various international and local art exhibitions. In 2011 got involved in an international peace organization called PEACE ONE DAY and marked Kuwait the first Arab country to celebrate peace on the 21 September 2012, and in 2013 was appointed as the peace ambassador for WPMP (Peace Project Marker Project) in Kuwait, in 2015 became a member in the organisation Abolish 153.