Dana Awartani

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Dana Awartani

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Contributor Item Type Metadata

First Name

Dana

Surname or Business Name

Awartani

Years Affiliated

2020

Affiliation

NTU CCA Singapore

Birth Date

1987

Birthplace

Saudia Arabia

Occupation

Artist

Biographical Text

The rich visual language of Dana Awartani’s (b. 1987, Saudi Arabia) paintings, sculptures, and textile installations incorporate traditional Islamic art forms into contemporary aesthetics. Engaging with the relationship between geometry and nature, she harnesses the timeless and enduring relevance of forms in order to deconstruct contemporary issues such as gender, faith, loss, and cultural destruction. Past solo exhibitions include The Silence Between Us, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2018) and Detroit Affinities: Dana Awartani, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, United States (2017). She has participated in numerous group shows and biennales such as Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, Kochi, India and the 1st Yinchuan Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan, China (both 2016), among others.

The artist was scheduled to be in-residence from July – Sept 2020. Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and international travel restrictions, the artist was unable to participate in the residency programme physically.

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Citation

“Dana Awartani,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed May 23, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/1026.