Mo Reda

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Drawing, Performance, Curator, Installation

(Mohamed Reda) is a Kuwait-born Dutch artist and curator of Persian, Kurdish, and Russian heritage. He graduated from HKU Academy of the Arts Utrecht in 2006 specialising in performance art, installation, and drawing. His graduation project was awarded a prize for Best Monumental Work and he has received several national grants and a museum exhibition at the Armando Museum in 2009. In the same year Reda joined Zina platform, a theatre company under the artist leadership of internationally renowned artist and director Adelheid Roosen.

Reda returned to the Gulf in 2011/2012 for the first time since his departure in 1993 to collaborate with the Al-Riwaq Art Space (Bahrain) to curate and produce an open-air public festival ‘Alwan 338’ and a group show. In 2012/13, he collaborated with Albareh Gallery (Bahrain) to produce a needs-based artist leadership program and several highly-focused solo and group exhibitions with local artists. He also worked with Makkan Art Space (Amman, Jordan) and CAP (Kuwait) to produce several new projects based on performance art.

2019 ‘The Fourth Wall’, Santa Cruz De La Sierra Biennale in Bolivia (Sama Al Shaibi, Larissa Sansour, Arwa Al Neami, Sadek Rahim, Jumairy, Mohammed Kazem)

2018 Trans-Indian Ocean Artists Exchange: Sitaram Swain, Vivek Vilasini

2017 Trans-Indian Ocean Artists Exchange: Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, Mohammed Kazem resulting in ‘Residua: Volumes of Narcissism’, Kochi Bienniale (in collaboration with the Maraya Art Centre)

2016 ‘The Blue Hour’, Santa Cruz De La Sierra Biennale in Bolivia (in collaboration with Barjeel Foundation) (Areej Kaoud, Moza Al Matrooshi, Walid Siti, Adel Abidin, Larissa Sansour)

2016 Curator-in-residence, Tashkeel

2016 Pepper House Residency, Kochi (researching a residency exchange programme involving Gulf-based and Malayalee artists)

2015 Jogja Biennale (collaborative project)

2014 'Per/Form' in Kuwait

2013 Recíproco / Reciprocal, Centro Cultural Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

2012 'Alwan 338' in Bahrain


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