Mandy El-Sayegh lives and works in London, UK. El-Sayegh’s practice is rooted in assemblage. Executed in a wide range of media, including densely layered paintings, sculpture, installation, diagrams, as well as sound and video, Her works investigate the formation and break-down of systems of order, be they bodily, linguistic or political. Drawing from a wide range of research and reference material, El-Sayegh incorporates pop cultural imagery, scientific diagrams, commercial packaging as well as objects from her personal archive, decontextualizing the familiar to create new meanings. El-Sayegh characterises her works as being preoccupied with ‘part-to-whole’ relations and with the formation of subjectivity - how fragments can be unified to a coherent whole.
With the complicity of the Chisenhale gallery (London, UK), the commission given to the artist for this exhibition includes a series of new paintings in which her singular pictorial gesture is associated with the use of latex, the collection of found objects and the printing technique.
Selected solo exhibitions include: The Mistake Room, Guadalajara, Mexico, (2018); Figured Ground: Meshworks, Carl Kostyál, London (2017); Taking Part, Galerie Mihai Nicodim, Bucharest, Romania (2016); this is a sign, Carlos/Ishikawa, London (2016). Selected Group Exhibitions include: Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj, Sharjah, UAE (2017); and Room Services, New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, New York (2016). In 2017 El-Sayegh was shortlisted for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Curated by Mélanie Bouteloup
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