artist
Nadia Ayari
biography

Nadia Ayari’s work focuses on political landscapes. Using recurring sets of protagonists, her paintings relate conceptual narratives from surrounding structures. For the fig, the character at the center of her compositions, the way through said structures is sanguine. Her recent explorations in fresco add a sculptural dimension to her richly dense surfaces and question dominant historical armatures.

 

She has had solo projects at Luce, Turin (2009), Monya Rowe, New York (2011) and The Third Line, Dubai (2013), and has participated in the 12th International Cairo Biennale (2010), the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale (2011) and Art Dubai Projects (2014). 

Her work has also been exhibited in venues including the Saatchi Gallery, London, and Monica DeCardenas, Zuoz and Gallery Diet, Florida.

 

Ayari earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2007) and has been a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing (2006), the Fine Arts Work Center (2010) and AiR Dubai (2014).

 

She also co-runs S2A, a project space and collective based in New York where she currently lives and works.

 

 

past exhibitions
past exhibition
28 June - 17 August 2016
past exhibition
10 March – 8 May 2016
press
Press
Artists on Political Art

 

 

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Painting Picks from Dallas Art Fair
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Consider the Fig: Brooklyn Artist Nadia Ayari Sees Fresh Growth for the Famous Fruit
11 March 2016
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Some Figs for After Dinner
April 2015
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Didn’t Start the Fire: The United Nations Headquarters and Other Moonolithic Forms
Fall 2014
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A Walk-Through Art Dubai Projects 2014
18 April 2014
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Selfies in the Bathroom: Artist Nadia Ayari Spotlights Trends
19 March 2014
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In Conversation with Artist Nadia Ayari
10 March 2014
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The Activity of Painting and Other Actions
30 May 2013
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Model Unesco
Summer 2012
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Nadia Ayari: Monya Rowe
September 2011
news
Artist News
1 December 2016

Nadia Ayari's work featured in Purple Diary's Highlights from Untitled art Fair 2016, Miami.

Gallery News
30 November 2016

Taymour Grahne Gallery's solo booth featuring Nadia Ayari has been selected as one of the 13 best booths at Untitled 2016 by Artsy.

Artist News
30 November 2016

Nadia Ayari discusses her solo booth with Taymour Grahne Gallery at Untitled Miami with Vogue Arabia.

Gallery News
November 2016

Nadia Ayari as well as Carrie Mae Weems, Matthew Weinstein, Marilyn Minter, Hans Haacke, Nancy Chunn, and Vitaly Komar discuss political art with Artforum.

Gallery News
30 June 2016

Artnet News includes Taymour Grahne Gallery's A Verdant Summer as part of the "9 Must-See Summer 2016 Group Gallery Shows."

 

 

Gallery News
27 June 2016

Ryan Steadman of the New York Observer includes A Verdant Summer as "10 Things to Do In New York's Art World Before July 1."

 

"An array of masterful artworks by a group of spectacular mid-career artists. Whitney Bedford, Holly Coulis and Hannah Whitaker are just a few of the names that will be bringing the heat for this exhibit."

Artist News
June 16 - July 29, 2016
ARTIST NEWS
21 October 2015 - 1 February 2016

Nadia Ayari's The Fence (2007), previously acquired by the Barjeel Art Foundation is part of the Maraya Art Centre's upcoming exhibition, "Walls and Margins."  The group exhibition tackles the affects and consequences of barriers and aims to highlight these many dividing systems as conscious human constructs.