Hiwa K: Do you remember what you are burning?

Thursday 7 October 2021 – Sunday 13 February 2022
Hiwa K, Diagonal, 2009. Courtesy the artist and Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani, Milan / Lucca | Hiwa K: Do you remember what you are burning? | Thursday 7 October 2021 – Sunday 13 February 2022 | Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
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Do you remember what you are burning? will be the first solo museum exhibition by Iraqi-Kurdish artist Hiwa K in Ireland.

Employing humour and drawing on familial anecdotes and personal experiences, the work of Hiwa K explores ideas of estrangement, collectively, histories of neoliberalism and the long shadow of the multiple conflicts waged on and in Iraq – particularly in his home city of Sulaymaniyah.

Hiwa K: Do you remember what you are burning? is conceived as a three-venue collaboration by Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai with Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto and the artist Hiwa K.

Hiwa K (b. 1975) Lives and works between Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, and Berlin, Germany. Working across video, performance and installation, Hiwa’s work draws from his personal experiences and family anecdotes with observations on daily encounters and occurrences.

Hiwa K’s works have been included in group exhibitions including Documenta 14, Kassel (2017); 56th Venice Biennial curated by Okwui Enwezor (2015); Asian Art Biennial, Taipei (2019); 21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc Videobrasil, Sao Paulo (2019); Anren Biennale, Sichuan (2019); Yinchuan Biennale (2018); and MOMA Ps1, New York (2019). Recent solo exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Mannheim (2019); S.M.A.K. Museum, Ghent (2018); KW Institute of Contemporary Art (2017) and KOW Gallery, Berlin (2016). His work has been awarded the 2019 Hector Preis and in 2016, both the Arnold Bode Prize and the Schering Stiftung Art Award.

http://www.hiwak.net/

Image: Hiwa K, Diagonal, 2009. Courtesy the artist and Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani, Milan / Lucca
Thursday 7 October 2021 – Sunday 13 February 2022
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Parnell Square North
Dublin 1
Telephone: + 353 1 222 5550
info.hughlane@dublincity.ie
www.hughlane.ie
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Wednesday 10.00 - 18:00
Thursday 10.00 - 18:00
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Sunday 11.00 - 17:00
Admission / price: Free

 
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