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    Where were you when the lights went out, 2012, hammered aluminum sheets on electricity poles, dimensions variable

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    [Translate to englisch:] Salwa Aleryani, Refuge for Stationary Vehicles, 2013, Dosen, geätztes Aluminium, Teer, Holz und Bauschutt vom Straßenbau, Installation (Detail)

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    [Translate to englisch:] Salwa Aleryani, Erasure Study, 2015, Radiergummis, 14 x 10 cm

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    [Translate to englisch:] Salwa Aleryani, In No More than Two Heaps III, 2013, Druck, Collage und Graphit auf Papier, 25 x 35 cm

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    [Translate to englisch:] Salwa Aleryani, When the Dust Settles, 2013, Teer und Mehl auf Papier, 70 x 100 cm (Detail)


Salwa Aleryani 2015/16

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About Salwa

The work of Salwa Aleryani (born 1982 in Sana’a, Yemen, where she lives and works) addresses the ever-shifting relationship between social, physical and cultural spaces and its inhabitants. The artist explores sites and structures of belonging, domestic and public infrastructures and uses both intimate and mundane objects and materials to unveil invisible and hidden territories and to refer to the gradual erosion of built environments on which we depend. 


2013 Young Arab Artists Production Grant, Culture Resource (Al Mawred)
2012 MFA Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2009 J. William Fulbright Scholarship
2006 B. Graphic Design, University of Petra, Amman, Jordanien

Selected group shows:

2014 The Language of Human Consciousness, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, KSA
>2013 Not a Dead End - Biennale Jogja XII: Equator #2, Yogyakarta, Indonesien
2013 Best Before, RONDO Ateliers, Graz
2012 The Forgotten Bar Project: Garden of Eden, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2012 Moving Image, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
2009 Altitude in Sana'a, National Museum, Sanaa, Jemen

Selected residencies/workshops:

2013 Biennale Jogja XII Exchange Residency, Yogyakarta, Indonesien
Art Omi International Residency, Omi International Art Center, Ghent, NY
2012 Dar Al Ma’mun International Residency, Marrakesh, Morocco
2007 ALCHEMY Workshop, British Council, Sanaa, Jemen

[Exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien:

Salwa Aleryani - "Intending probability"

27 May to 19 June 2016
Opening 26 May 2016, 7pm

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue (arabic/english): 

Nicola Müllerschön and Christoph Tannert (eds.), Salwa Aleryani: Intending Probability, including an essay by Luca Cerizza and an interview by Merve Ünsal, Dortmund: Verlag Kettler, 2017.