Omar Kholeif
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BIO
Omar Kholeif (Egypt/UK) is a writer, curator and editor (and sometime producer, musician and filmmaker). His work focuses on issues of narrative, geography and satire for a hyperbolic and accelerationist global culture. He is currently Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery (London), Senior Visiting Curator at Cornerhouse and HOME (Manchester) as well as Senior Editor of Ibraaz Publishing. Previously he headed up Art and Technology at SPACE (London) where he was director of The White Building, London's centre for art and technology, and was Curator at FACT, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Liverpool). Kholeif has also been Artistic Director at the Arab British Centre, London and founding director of the UK's Arab Film Festival.

In 2015, curated FOCUS: Middle East, North Africa and Mediterranean (MENAM) a new acronym, which he coined, as well as the Cyprus Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale and the Abraaj Group Art Prize at Art Dubai, UAE.

Omar Kholeif is the author and/or editor of over a dozen books including, Vision, Memory and Media (2010), Far and Wide: Nam June Paik (2013), You Are Here: Art after the Internet (2014) and Jeddah Childhood Circa 1994 (2014)

He can be reached through his site www.everythingok.co.uk.
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EVENT

Open Studio Exhibition and GLTI.CH KARAOKE


Dates:
Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:00 - Sun Aug 18, 2013

FREE

Saturday 17th August, 12 – 6 pm

Sunday 18th August, 12 – 6 pm


Join Sam Ashby, Jesse Darling, Fabienne Hess and Jon Rafman for a special two-day open studio exhibition. This is an opportunity to see new work in the process of its development. Works will range from a new science fiction short film filmed in Second Life, an unfathomable gelatin sculpture, a bespoke publishing project and a new slide-projection, and more.

The event will be followed on Sunday by a special evening of GLTI.CH Karaoke from 7 PM to 11 PM.

More info on the latter here: http://thewhitebuilding.org.uk/whats-on/glti-ch-karoake/

Image credit: Fabienne Hess.


EVENT

Open Studio Exhibition and GLTI.CH KARAOKE


Dates:
Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:00 - Sun Aug 18, 2013

FREE

Saturday 17th August, 12 – 6 pm

Sunday 18th August, 12 – 6 pm


Join Sam Ashby, Jesse Darling, Fabienne Hess and Jon Rafman for a special two-day open studio exhibition. This is an opportunity to see new work in the process of its development. Works will range from a new science fiction short film filmed in Second Life, an unfathomable gelatin sculpture, a bespoke publishing project and a new slide-projection, and more.

The event will be followed on Sunday by a special evening of GLTI.CH Karaoke from 7 PM to 11 PM.

More info on the latter here: http://thewhitebuilding.org.uk/whats-on/glti-ch-karoake/

Image credit: Fabienne Hess.


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Applications: The White Building / LUX Collection Residency


Deadline:
Fri Oct 04, 2013 13:00

Location:
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

THE WHITE BUILDING / LUX COLLECTION RESIDENCY


SPACE and LUX are delighted to announce a new collaborative residency programme based at LUX and the new SPACE-run cultural venue, The White Building, London’s centre for art, technology and sustainability.

Proposals are invited from artists to undertake a research-based residency within the LUX collection, Europe's largest collection of artists' film and video, leading to the creation of new work and the production of a series of events during the residency period at The White Building.

Founded in 1966, the LUX Collection represents over 6000 works by more than 1500 artists dating from the early twentieth century to the present day. Originally established with a policy of open access submission, the changing nature of the organisation and its acquisition policies over the decades have created a eclectic combination of well-known and near unseen works, spanning experimental film, performance, essay film through to contemporary digital video. This residency invites artists to consider the context of the collection in relationship to their own practice, with the potential to explore not only the works within it but the economic structures, material histories, relationships and even ellipses that surround it. As part of their research the artist will be encouraged and supported to stage a series of events (such as screenings, talks and performances) that reflect on their project during the course of the residency.

Residency Period
15 January 2014 - 31 March 2014

On Offer
£1200 Honorarium
£600 Production Budget
£1000 (up to) for event-based outcomes
Access to a shared studio for up to 3 months at the White Building, based in Hackney Wick
Access to the LUX and the LUX collection
Curatorial and professional development support and opportunities from both SPACE and LUX staff
Travel and accommodation is not included

Applicants must hold an EU passport or UK-residency and not be in formal education during the residency period.

TO APPLY PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM HERE: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1537266-kwhiFJh8Gc

Deadline for Applications: 4th October 2013