Azar Alsharif

The Ornament
10.11.20 – 18.12.20

Kunstnernes Hus is pleased to present a work by the Norwegian Iranian artist Azar Alsharif (b. 1984) as part of the foyer exhibition series. The work is shown in collaboration with MELK galleri, where Alsharif is currently on view in the solo exhibition entitled The Conclusion, from October 30th to November 22nd. It springs from Alsharif's rudimentary methods and processes where the collage often acts as both an abstract and figurative starting point. The image is inspired by text and landscape, and is the result of play and experimentation with scanned textiles, painting, monoprints, symbols and an abstract alphabet.

The work has been acquired by KODE kunstmuseer og komponisthjem, Bergen.

10.11.20 – 18.12.20
Kunstnernes Hus
Wergelandsveien 17 NO-0167 Oslo

Azar Alsharif (b.1984, Iran) lives and works in Bergen, Norway. She was educated at Bergen Academy of Arts and Design (‘11). Solo exhibitions include; Natural Habitat Remix, Tag Team Studio, Bergen (17); Grains Of Golden Sand, Kunsthall Oslo (15); (...) False Is More Than Real, Trykkeriet, Bergen (15); All these shimmering things. They fade so quick., Galerie SPZ, Prague (13); The distant things seem close (...) the close remote (...), ENTRÉE, Bergen (13); Before You Can See You Gotta Learn How To read, Galleri Fisk, Bergen (11); Knowledge Is Faithful, Rom 8, Bergen (12) and 7 Sonnets On Grace, Hovefestivalen, Arendal (12). Her works have also been shown at Kunsthall Stavanger (14, 19), The 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (16), Gallery Futura, Prague (16), Syntax, Lisbon (17), Hordaland Kunstsenter (18), Bergen and KODE, Bergen (19).

Click on the "play" butten above the title to take a closer look at the work.

Thanks to Mari Kvien Brunvoll for the music.