Ayan Farah
Portfolio of Ayan Farah
Exhibitions with Kadel Willborn:
2019 + Iiu Susiraja I Opening: 15.3., 6-9 pm
born 1978 in Sharjah, UAE, lives and works in London, UK and Berlin, DE

From 2006 till 2012 Master of Arts Painting, Royal College of Art, London, UK
From 2003 till 2006 Post Graduate Degree, Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK
2003 Bachelor of Arts Fashion Design, Middlesex University, London, UK

Eilean Shona, Scotland, UK
Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, SE
The University Centre in Svalbard, NO
Creative Collaboration, Reykjavik, IS

Institutional Collections:
David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, DE
Solo exhibitions
2019 Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf, DE
2016 Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf, DE
"Maps", Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
2014 "Notes on running water", Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, BE
2012 "Ayan Farah", Vigo Gallery, London, UK
2009 "Flashing Herring (Observatory for Northern Light)", University Centre in Svalbard, NO
Group exhibitions
2018 "In the Eye of the Beholder", Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, US
"Hängung #19", Kunstwerk | Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, DE
"London Open", Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
"Ravelled Threads", Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, US
"Textile Abstraction", Casas Riegner, Botoga, CO
2017 "How It’s Made", Carl Kostyal, Stockholm, SE
"Adjustment", Malmö, SE
"From a distance", Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
2015 "Ayan Farah, Max Lamb, Chris Succo", Almine Rech Gallery, London, UK
"Dans un intérieur, meubles, oervres murales et textiles d’artistes", Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, BE
2014 "Proxima", Museo Británico Americano, Mexico City, MX
Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York, US
SoHo House, Berlin, DE
"The Figure in the Carpet", Bugada & Cargnel, Paris, FR
"Shakti", Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT
"Infinitude", Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, US
"Dans un intérieur, meubles, oervres murales et textiles d’artistes", Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, FR
"Le musée d’une nuit (script for leaving traces)", Fondation Hippocrène, Paris, FR
2013 "All that remains here", Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, SE
"Xtraction", The Hole, New York, US
"Alchemy", The Arts Club, London, UK
"Wanderlust", Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
"Girlfriend material", The Standart, Los Angeles, US
2012 "The Alchemist’s day out", Park Central Hotel, New York, US
"Ululation", Vigo Gallery, London, UK
"Summer Show", Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, UK
MA Degree show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
"The Constance Fairness Award", The Constance Fairness Foundation, London, UK
2011 RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, UK
"Ordspel", Pop-up Exhibition, Stockholm, SE
"The uprising", Aspuddens Fabriksbod, Stockholm, SE
RCA Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2010 RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, UK
"I live next door", Springboard, London, UK
"Small town limbo", Norrköpings konstprojekt, Norrköping, SE
"Talk is cheap", Vienna Independant shorts, Vienna, AT
2009 "By the blushes of aurora and the music of memnon", Bushwick Arts, New York, US
2008 "Fresh young things", International short film festival, Leuven, BE
"GROW GROW GROW", Stoke Newington Gallery, London, UK
"Deeparture", Front projects exhibition space, London, UK
2007 "My Voice shall now come from the other side of the room", collaboration with Lundhal & Seitl, Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK
"Breaking the mould picking up the fragments", Front Projects, London, UK
Rebecca Anne Proctor: "Art Basel Hongkong 2018. A preview", Harper’s Bazaar, 2018.
Emma Chrichton-Miller: "How the art world learned to love tapestry", The Financial Times,March 2018.
Maria A. lovina: "Ayan Farah", in: catalogue "Abstraccón textil", Botoga, p 54 - 77.
Tom Morris: "Raw Talent", culturedmag.com, January 2016, p 106.
Ayan Farah in Conversation with Aryana Hessami, Foundations Magazine, p 40-47.
Scott Indrisek: "6 Must-see Gallery Shows in Brussels", Blouinartinfo, October 22nd.
"Ayan Farah’s soft, light and transparent self recording", Conceptual Fine Arts, February 10th.
"Ayan Farah - Upcoming Shows 2014", Copenhagen Contemporary, January 21st.
Elisa and Seth Carmichael: "25 Artists to Watch in 2014", Complex, January 6th.
Sara Ingemann Holm-Nielsen: "touching nature", Trend Tablet.
Amanda Jakubik: "Ayan Farah’s Site Specific Installations", Trendland, April 22nd.

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