School of Art Photography Associate Professor Sama Alshaibi will be participating in Honolulu Biennale March 8 – May 8 with her video “WasI” (Arabic for Union).
The inaugural Honolulu Biennial 2017 (HB2017) showcases the diversity of ideas, art, and culture from the people who live today throughout the places connected by the Pacific Ocean. It will include contemporary art from Hawaiʻi, the Pacific Islands, Asia, North America, Australia, and New Zealand. By exhibiting the work of artists from all around this vast region, Honolulu Biennial 2017 shines a spotlight on the collective artistic vision from this important and dynamic Pacific neighborhood.
Honolulu Biennial 2017, presented by Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF) is a new, multi-site, contemporary visual arts festival running from March 8 – May 8 2017 throughout various sites within the city. Entitled, Middle of Now | Here, Fumio Nanjo, Director of Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum, serves as the Curatorial Director and Ngahiraka Mason, formerly Indigenous Art, Maori Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, a position she held for 20 years, is serving as Curator of Middle of Now | Here.
Video Still from “Wasl” (Union), part of the Silsila series, 9 minutes, 2017, courtesy of Sama Alshaibi and Ayyam Gallery.