FAMILY PORTRAITS (photograph, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
LOST CODES (video still, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
THE CITIZENS (photograph, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
DREAMING ARIZONA (video still, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
ISLAMIC VIOLINS (installation view) by Ibrahim Quraishi


September 3–October 3, 2016
Galerie Lumen Travo Amsterdam
Lijnbaansgracht 314, 1018 WZ Amsterdam

The LOST CODES WEEKEND will be opened on September 3 by the Dutch writer and philosopher Chris Keulemans and a performance by special guests.

Next to LOST CODES Galerie Lumen Travo will present a series of other works by Ibrahim Quraishi. M-Portraits is a series of multi-technique paintings on the topic of the classical Arab Patriarch and Martyrs and Idols which are Quraishi’s recent studies based on his visit to the Kurdish region of Iraq and Rojava in North Syria. They are an homage to The Kurdish Woman’s Resistance Movement.

October 15 – November 12, 2016
Galerie Crone Berlin
Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 26, 10969 Berlin

Ibrahim Quraishi will show during SCREENING 3
November 4–12, 2016 of his most recent work, RADIUS 1 & RADIUS 2.
A two channel drone videos made above through various countries in the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula giving a bird’s eye view of images that are deliberately transformed to offer a “playfully” distinctive perspective on all too familiar landscapes that are currently in the midst of perpetual war and turmoil.

November 1–December 20, 2016
Artist in Residence Kochi-Muziris Biennale Foundation, India

Quraishi will develop the 3rd site-specific version of LOST CODES at the historical Pepper House for the up-coming Kochi-Muziris Biennale as chosen Artist in Residence of the Kochi-Muziris Foundation.

Quraishi is working on a film project called VREEMD LAND, HOLY MAMA which is inspired by his recent encounter with Kurdish Woman’s Resistance Fighters in Rojava (Syria) in their fight against ISIS. In this movie Quraishi will explore the position of women in Islam, including interviews with his mother, sisters, females imams and politicians. The project is supported by the AFK (NL) and will be produced by Medea Film Factory Berlin/ARTE, the presentation is foreseen for 2017.

In 2016-2017 Quraishi will also work on the project Martyrs & Idols, a series of paintings and photos on male and female idols who gave their live as the advocate of a certain public cause.

In a series of combinations of videos and paintings called AN DER GRENZE ZUM FIASKO Quraishi will explore displaced cultural identities in the context of loss and longing.