Project Space / Ayad Sinawi
April 27 - June 16, 2011
In the Projects Space, Ayad Sinawi presents Knowhere, a series of paintings that explore the notions of a Western pictorial and technical tradition from the prism of cultural displacement and nostalgic wanderlust. Sinawi blends picturesque landscapes with textual fragments or abstract motifs as references to anecdotal memories and spatial associations.
Ayad Sinawi, was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and grew up in the United Kingdom and Canada. He holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from York University in Toronto, Canada, and a Masters of Fine Arts from CUNY Hunter College in New York City. Sinawi has exhibited throughout Canada and the United States since 1985 including McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton and White Columns in New York. He currently lives and works in New York City.