NAZIR TANBOULI - DRAWING PERFORMANCES - SHUBBAK FESTIVAL
Sat 11 July 2015 & Sun 12 July 2015
Naz made a major performance of drawing at the Great Court of the British Museum. Naz created three new 12m long works inspired by the collection of the British Museum and his recent research trip to Egypt. http://www.shubbak.co.uk/radouan-mriziga-nazir-tanbouli/ Great Court, The British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Nazir Tanbouli presented two durational performances on the theme of "Drawing and Movement."
Naz opened the Shubbak Festival with an all day performance for Hafla on the Square at the Chelsea Theatre. performing along side some of London’s finest Arab musicians, including the Yaz Fentazi Trio, described by Time Out as ‘a wicked fusion of chaabi, gnawa and jazz’. http://www.shubbak.co.uk/hafla-on-the-square/ Chelsea Theatre, 7 World’s End Place, King’s Road, London SW10 0DR
On Sunday 15th July. Naz made a major performance of drawing at the Great Court of the British Museum. Naz created three new 12m long works inspired by the collection of the British Museum and his recent research trip to Egypt. http://www.shubbak.co.uk/radouan-mriziga-nazir-tanbouli/ Great Court, The British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Following tours of Egypt and the Middle East for the British Council over 2013-2014, Naz has spent spring 2015 in Egypt studying drawing, ritual and movement as part of an Arts Council of England supported residency. He has been working in the desert oasis of Siwa, in Cairo and in the port city of Alexandria, developing new contemporary works based on traditional Egyptian arts and materials.
Naz is best known in London for his massive 2012 project THE KING'S LAND where he took over the whole of the condemned Kingsland housing estate (off Kingsland Rd in Hackney), and covered it with murals. (see www.nazirtanbouli.com) The work was featured extensively in London 2012 coverage and in the film Taking Over the King’s Land (2014) which premiered at Sheffield Docfest 2014.
The Shubbak Festival website: http://www.shubbak.co.uk
NAZIR TANBOULI 'THE FULL CIRCLE PROJECT'
LAUNCHED SEPT 03 2014
in Alexandria Egypt. Mural, painting exhibition and live drawing performances at Alexandria Library, Wekalet Behna, and Teatro Alexandria.
Nazir Tanbouli presents Black Books an exhibition of artist books, together with a selection of his meditative Zen drawings, and live performance. He will show a selection from The Black Books, an ongoing project of dramatic ink drawings in books that he has been producing since May 2010. There are 49 books in the series to date, all hand drawn. They form a diary, an interplay between the artist's conscious and unconscious mind, reflecting the artist's technical, aesthetic and intellectual concerns about art and life. “I am pleased to present Black Books in the historic surrounds of Westminster Reference Library, London's biggest collection of over 40,000 books on theatre, art and design.”
Nazir Tanbouli (BFA Alexandria, MA Camberwell) specializes in graphic drawing through a wide of formats from print making and book art to murals and drawing performance.
Bright Spaces Kuwait Marina
Nazir Tanbouli performance drawing March 2014
Nazir Tanbouli performing at DRAW TO PERFORM Naz performed at the first Performance Drawing symposium in London, curated by Ram Samocha
THE WATER MILL / EL SAKIYA 15 min video:
QUOZ HAPPENS @ THE JAMJAR
21-23 Nov 2013. Nazir Tanbouli was in Dubai for the annual Quoz Happens event, it’s a day when all the gallerias in the trendy Quoz district (think UAE’s version of Hackney) open t the public and put on shows and activities. NAZ was at TheJamjar in a collaboration with a UAE based organisation similar to Studio75, The Domino. NAZ did a series of lectures, a workshop with local artists and spent one day doing this massive drawing:
Egypt's biggest rock band, Massar Egbari, played a visit ot Studio75 following their gig at Cafe Oto in Dalston in Feb. Here is the interview we recorded with them, talking about life and art in Egypt today, and about their music and other work:
THROUGHOUT AUTUMN 2012 NAZIR TANBOULI HELD REGULAR OPEN STUDIOS FOR ARTISTS TO COME AND DRAW TOGETHER.
COME LINE WITH ME , NAZIR TANBOULI, KROM BALGESKY AND DESI TOSHEVA
LONDON vs PARIS
NAZ and BODO IN THE STUDIO
Friday 19 + Saturday 20 Oct.
Paris based artist BODO in residence in Studio75. NAZ and BODO drawing duel.
NIGHT OF THE BLACK MOON
Gillian McIver and Studio75 present a vision of a magical world made of light, fantastical moving images playing over the walls and bricked up windows of a run down soon-to-be-demolished East London housing estate.
Housing estates often feature in film, especially British films, as a byword for social exclusion, poverty and dysfunctionally. NIGHT OF THE BLACK MOON turns this trope on its head and sets the film inside a run down housing estate, with the moving images projected directly onto the exterior walls. And instead of being all about “social problems” NIGHT OF THE BLACK MOON is all about fantasy, thrill, memory and desire.
NIGHT OF THE BLACK MOON features a show of intricate and stunning moving image work by a selection of artists:
NIGHT OF THE BLACK MOON features a show of intricate and stunning moving image work by a selection of artists:
Tracey Holland - MIdlands-based photographer and video artist Tracey Holland draws her inspirations and ideas from the contrasting fields of science and nature, and religious and other mythical writings and folk tales.
Glenn Ibbitson - Based in Wales, Glenn Ibbitson is a representational painter, and maker of prints, films and collage. Glenn has exhibited several times at Studio75, always with different, absorbing work.
Jessica Kolokol - "The eye keeps within itself the images of luminous bodies for a certain time..." (da Vinci) Moving between Berlin, Russia and the USA, Jessica Kolokol (now based in the US) creates complex, gorgeous philosphical video and photo-video works influenced by the coming together of literary texts and memory.
Adrian Shephard - Following his wonderful resident screening sessions at Studio75 in March 2012, Adrian's work will from part of Night of the Black Moon. Video artist, butoh dancer, collector of all images and ideas werid and wonderful, Berlin based Adrian Shephard is a unique and unusual talent.
Harriet MacDonald - Harriet MacDonald is a UK based Austrialian artist working with paper cut animation to create alternative worlds populated by characters that look a bit like us, but not quite.
NIGHT OF THE BLACK MOON is a walk-through event, inviting you to walk through the estate and experience the video in your own time and at your own pace. The show will begin at 9 pm and finish promptly at 10:45.
Nazir Tanbouli had his first artistic experience in
his uncle Ibrahim's atelier. Nazir moved to the UK in 2002, and the
two have not seen one another since then. Now, from the 1st to the 5th
of April 2012 Ibrahim and Nazir Tanbouli will be resident at Studio75
; together they will recreate the same creative internment that they
used to have back in the days of Ibrahim's early career and Nazir's
Gillian McIver (video) and Nazir Tanbouli (drawings) took
Studio75 to Valencia Spain to artist-run space La Clincia Mundana. As
well, NAZIR did a wall painting THE BOMB SHELTER on the exterior wall of a Civil war era Bomb shelter.
Come and pull up a chair and spend a day reading in
the library! This is less an exhibition than a reading room, or a
looking-space for artist books. In this age of the digital download,
kindle and apps, the physical experience of the book is more vital
than ever. read on
Gillian McIver and Catia Ott
PHOTOMONTH: EAST LONDON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY | EXHIBITION
OCT 5 - 9 2011
RIVER(S) is a poetic journey through the river landscapes
of the Tiber and the Volga rivers. Through an installation of
photography, films and text, RIVER(S) offers many different and
shifting impressions and reflections of these unique places. READ ON FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT RIVER(S)
‘CONSIGNMENT @ STUDIO75’
is a selection from an ongoing project of painting, print and film on
the theme of human trafficking and extraordinary rendition.
Boxed, labelled, despached. Units in batches; humanity as
Keeping afloat is an
exhibition by artists
from Spain and Argentina.
It is an exchange between Studio75 and La Clinica Mundana Valencia, Spain. Curated by black duck and Red Nomade. Artists: Daniel Granero, Claudia Martinez, Ima Picó, Cristina Ghetti and Paula Bonet.
“Prospero's Library” began as a project inspired by both the character of Prospero in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and the film Prospero's Books
by Peter Greenaway. Imagining Prospero's magical “library of
everything” was the starting point for an exhibition that is
ever-expanding and transforming, as different books and items are added
to it, and it magically manifests itself in different places on the
"rip it up, mash it up, stick it up!" | 14-18 2011
An exhibition of contemporary collage, and a screening of
short film and video art. Creating art out of existing materials:
ripping it up, reassembling and remaking can be political, and it can
be poetic. "rip it up, mash it up, stick it up!" explores
many aspects of the artworks that come about as a result of the
process of re-assemblage, collaging, appropriation and remixing.
Glenn Ibbitson | Nicholas Wright | Deoborah FIsher | Gillian McIver | Lorena Balbinot | Nazir Tanbouli
In ancient Athens, the
painter Zeuxis and his contemporary Parrhasius staged a contest to
determine which of the two was the greater artist. When Zeuxis unveiled
his painting of grapes, they appeared so luscious and inviting that
birds flew down from the sky to peck at them. Zeuxis then asked
Parrhasius to pull aside the curtain from his painting, only for
Parrhasius to reveal the curtain itself was a painting. Zeuxis was
forced to concede defeat. Zeuxis is rumoured to have said: 'I have
deceived the birds, but Parrhasius has deceived Zeuxis.'
Stones and scissors: exploration of buildings,
structures, places and histories; the act of cutting, editing and
retelling. Studio 75 artists Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Gillian McIver and
Nazir Tanbouli (along with guest films by Glenn Ibbitson and Josh
Oppenheimer) present a selection of their moving image works.
An exhibition of contemporary graphic drawing by four
artists:Tom G. Adriani, Jonathan Comerford, Glenn Ibbitson and myself,
For the four of us, graphic drawing is the very
foundation of all of our artwork, I personally believe in graphic
drawing as the great medium of communication with the general public,
it's a very profound form of expression that deals with both spoken and
unspoken gestures and emotions, Graphic drawing is often looked down at
by many "establishments" who have got great interest in maintaining many
elitist notions in relation to art and culture
But I believe that Graphic drawing is the bread and
butter of creative communication. Therefore, this exhibition is an
introduction for a series of events which will include these artists and
many others in the near future.