Virtual Studio Visit at The National Gallery, with Artist-in-Residence Rosalind Nashashibi and Curator Priyesh Mistry, 22 September 2020

25 September 2020

Held at the National Gallery, this in-conversation took place between the artist Rosalind Nashashibi and Priyesh Mistry,  Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Projects at the museum.

Rosalind Nashashibi is the first artist to take up this new residency, a partnership between The National Gallery and Contemporary Art Society, generously supported by Anna Yang and Joe Schull. The new residency programme also pioneers a partnership with a regional museum, one of the Contemporary Art Society’s Member Museums. An expanded form of Rosalind’s exhibition at the National Gallery will be shown at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, Orkney and one of the works she makes during the residency will be acquired for the permanent collection there. We are delighted that Neil Firth, Director and Andrew Parkinson, Curator at the Pier Arts Centre will join us for the studio visit.

Rosalind Nashashibi (b. 1973, Croydon, UK) was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2017, and consistently receives international critical acclaim for her films which combine the everyday with the fantastical, incorporating cinematic narratives while using a painterly style to capture her observations. An artist of Palestinian and Irish heritage, Nashashibi’s works also reflect a broad internationalism with subjects ranging from police in New York, families in Gaza, and women in Tahiti. Her work has been in Documenta 14, Manifesta 7, the Nordic Triennial, and Sharjah 10. She was the first woman to win the Beck’s Futures prize in 2003.

The Contemporary Art Society has previously purchased four works by Rosalind Nashashibi for collections across the UK including film works The States of Things, 2000 for New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester (2008) and Our Magnolia, 2009 for The Hunterian, Glasgow (2015).


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