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Adelina Husni-Bey – A Wave in the Well
: 21 October, 2016 to 30 January, 2017
, Twin Galleries, GF
Stemming from research and in-depth interactions with people, Adelita Husni-Bey’s process-based work questions and makes visible the legislative, pedagogical, and economic structures that frame daily life.
A Wave in the Well presents existing work as well as new work produced in collaboration with the youth-led organization NAHNOO and members of the public.
The video installation Ard looks at the often tense and uneven encounter between redevelopment plans and local residents, in this case in in the informal neighborhoods of Gezirat al-Qursaya and Ramlet Boulaq in Cairo.
About Adelita Husni-Bey
Adelita Husni-Bey is an educator and artist based in New York. Her practice involves workshops and filmmaking on and around urban spaces and the complexities of collectivity. She participated in Undiscovered Worlds, the New York High Line, 2015; Really Useful Knowledge, Reina Sofia Museum, 2014; Utopia for Sale?, MAXXI Museum, 2014; and Playing Truant, Gasworks, 2012, among other group exhibitions. She recently produced a film with a group of young athletes at the Kadist Foundation in San Francisco as part of the solo exhibition Movement Break, and is currently developing a Visible Prize nominated project, the “Convention on the Use of Space,” a publicly drafted legal document on the commons and the allocation of space in cities. She is a 2016 recipient of the Graham Foundation grant and a 2012 Whitney Independent Study Program fellow.