In this presentation, Sabrina Amrani Gallery brought a 2013 monumental work never seen before from the artist's series Cairo Stencils, one of the many few works where the artist included a self portrait, and four new works from the Transfer, Transport, Transit series executed in late 2016 and never exhibited before either.
Chant Avedissian is currently on show in a large retrospective titled Chant Avedissian. A Levantine heading East in Casa Árabe Madrid, which will last until February 2018 and which is a proposal by Sabrina Amrani.
Chant Avedissian has exhibited individually at the National Museum of African Art -Smithsonian Institution, Washington (USA) in 2000, at theTropenmuseum, Amsterdam (Neatherlands) in 1996 and at the Institut du Monde Arabe en Paris (France) in 1990. Some of his selected group shows are: Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915–2015, curated by Iwona Blazwick and Magnus af Petersens at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK) in 2015,Arabicity, at the Beirut Exhibition Centre, Beirut (Lebanon) in 2010 and Taswir -Pictorial Mappings of Islam & Modernity, at the Martin Gropius-Bau Museum, Berlin (Germany) in 2009.
His work is in very prominent public collections such as The British Museum (UK), Mathaf Museum of Modern Art (Qatar), National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution (USA), the British Airways Collection (UK), National Museum of Scotland (UK) and the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (Neatherlands), amongst others.
Left: Chant Avedissian, Ancient Egyptian bees, 10 red circles on dark grey background, 2016. Gouache on corrugated cardboard. 180x20 cm / Right: Chant Avedissian, Ancient Egyptian bees, 9 red circles on dark grey background, 2016. Gouache on corrugated cardboard. 180x20 cm / Courtesy of the artist and Sabrina Amrani
Chant Avedissian, Kol Hal yazool, 2013. Stencil on corrugated cardboard. 300 x 250 cm / Courtesy of the artist and Sabrina Amrani
Chant Avedissian, Ottoman marble 1 central circle with Ottoman textile patterns, 2016. Gouache on corrugated cardboard. 180x90 cm / Courtesy of the artist and Sabrina Amrani
Chant Avedissian, Ottoman marble 2 parts of circles with Ottoman textile patterns, 2016. Gouache on corrugated cardboard. 180x90 cm / Courtesy of the artist and Sabrina Amrani
At the Abu Dhabi Art the artist Manal AlDowayan presented a major project in Al Ain for the Beyond: Artist Commissions fair sector. Manal AlDowayan is represented by Sabrina Amrani and is currently presenting her work Tree of Guardians in the exhibition Desert to Delta at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis in Memphis, USA . Manal has recently shown her work in the group exhibition Barjeel Art Foundation. Imperfect Chronology - Mapping the Contemporary II at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, UK and in the show Safar at 21,39 Jeddah Arts Festival, curated by Sam Bardouil and Till Fellrath in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She was also part of the group show Looking at the World around you. Contemporary works from Qatar Museums in 2016 at Fundación Banco Santander in Madrid, Spain. Her art works are part of public collections at the British Museum (UK), LA County Museum (USA), Louisiana Museum (Denmark), and Mathaf (Qatar), amongst others.