Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Through painting, filmmaking, and cultural production, Toronto-based artist Abdullah Qureshi deals with personal and collective histories, traumatic pasts, and sexuality. Drawing on the autobiography, as well as curatorial and collaborative approaches, Qureshi's recent work examines formations of queer identity and resistance in Muslim migratory contexts.

The show takes both the artist's work and on-going research as a starting point for a visual dialogue with other artists, theorists and cultural producers that are invited to participate with their works. In a rather personal 1:1 setting, Abdullah will meet old and recent companions that he met on his way from Pakistan via Europe to Canada and discuss engaged collaborations, representation and collective memories. Artistic practice as a conversation around urgent social discourses and cultural phenomena.

Works by Abdullah Qureshi with contributions by Tasnim Bagdadi, Natasha Jozi, Sara Khan, Syowia Kyambi, Gloria Zein.

Curated by Benjamin Merten and Simon Melchers.
10 March - 23 April 23
ARTCO Gallery, Berlin
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
PublisherARTCO Gallery
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2022
EventOPEN ENCOUNTERS - ARTCO Gallery, 1 Frobenstrasse, Berlin, Germany
Duration: 10 Mar 202223 Apr 2022

Cite this