Friday Event: Iman Issa
The Glasgow School of Art

Event Type:

Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose Street, Glasgow


17 Apr 2015
10:45 - 12:30



Triptych #1
Iman Issa, 2009

Friday Event: Iman Issa

Event info

Iman Issa (born 1979, Cairo) is an artist based in Cairo and New York. Her work explores the relationship between history, memory, language and objects. Primarily interested in how forms can carry personal and political significance, her sources for works are taken from existing material. This is then stripped back to its essential elements and re-imagined by the artist into another form.

Recent group and solo exhibitions include the 8th Berlin Biennial, MuHKA, Antwerp, Tensta Konsthall, Spånga, New Museum, New York, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin, Sculpture Center, New York, and the Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo. Books include Thirty-three Stories about Reasonable Characters in Familiar Places published by the SculptureCenter in 2011. Awards include the
HNF-MACBA Award (2012) and the Abraaj Group Art Prize (2013). Issa teaches at the Cooper Union School of Art. 

Issa's work will be on display in the exhibition 'Parables' at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios from 18 April - 13 June 2015.

This Friday Event lecture is free and open to the public.