Portfolio of
Exhibitions with Kadel Willborn:
2019 BETWEEN TWO LANDS I Opening: 15.3., 6-9 pm
2016
born 1978 in Sharjah, UAE, lives and works in London, UK and Berlin, DE

From 2010 till 2012 Master of Arts Painting, Royal College of Art, London, UK
From 2006 till 2007 Post Graduate Degree, Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK
2000-2003 Bachelor of Arts Fashion Design, Middlesex University, London, UK

Fellowships:
2013
Eilean Shona, Scotland, UK
Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, SE
2009
The University Centre in Svalbard, NO
2007
Creative Collaboration, Reykjavik, IS

Institutional Collections:
David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, DE
Solo exhibitions
2019 "BETWEEN TWO LANDS", Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf, DE
2018 "Hängung #19", Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, DE
2016 "Ayan Farah", Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf, DE
"Maps", Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
2014 "Notes on Running Water", Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, BE
2012 "Ayan Farah", Vigo Gallery, London, UK
2009 "Flashing Herring (Observatory for Northern Light)", University Centre in Svalbard, NO
Group exhibitions
2018 "In the Eye of the Beholder", Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, US
"London Open", Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
"Ravelled Threads", Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, US
"Textile Abstractión", Casas Riegner, Botoga, CO
2017 "How It’s Made", Carl Kostyal, Stockholm, SE
"Adjustment", Malmö, SE
"From a distance", Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
2015 "Ayan Farah, Max Lamb, Chris Succo", Almine Rech Gallery, London, UK
"Dans un intérieur, meubles, oervres murales et textiles d’artistes", Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, BE
2014 "Le musée d’une nuit (script for leaving traces)", Fondation Hippocrène, Paris, FR
"Dans un intérieur, meubles, oeuvres murales et textiles d'artistes“, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, FR
"Infinitude", Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, US
"Proxima“, Museo Británico Americano, Mexico City, US
"Shakti“, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT
"The Figure in the Carpet", Bugada & Cargnel, Paris, FR
"Girlfriend material“, Soho House, Berlin, DE
Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York, US
2013 "RA", UNTITLED, Miami, US
"All that remains here", Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, SE
"Xtraction", The Hole, New York, US
"Alchemy", The Arts Club, London, UK
"Wanderlust", Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
"Girlfriend material", The Standart, Los Angeles, US
2012 "Ululation“, Vigo Gallery, London, UK
"Summer Show", Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, UK
"The Alchemist’s day out", Park Central Hotel, New York, US
MA Degree show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
"The Constance Fairness Award", The Constance Fairness Foundation, London, UK
2011 "Ordspel", Pop-up Exhibition, Stockholm, SE
RCA Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
"The uprising", Aspuddens Fabriksbod, Stockholm, SE
RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2010 RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, UK
"I live next door", Springboard, London, UK
"Small town limbo", Norrköpings konstprojekt, Norrköping, SE
"Talk is cheap", Vienna Independant shorts, Vienna, AT
2009 "By the blushes of aurora and the music of memnon", Bushwick Arts, New York, US
2008 "Fresh young things", International short film festival, Leuven, BE
"GROW GROW GROW", Stoke Newington Gallery, London, UK
"Deeparture", Front projects exhibition space, London, UK
2007 "My Voice shall now come from the other side of the room", collaboration with Lundhal & Seitl, Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK
"Breaking the mould picking up the fragments", Front Projects, London, UK
Publications
2018
Alex Bacon: "Ayan Farah's Alchemical Research“, catalogue, „Hängung #19“, Kunstwerk | Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, DE
Maria A. Lovina: "Ayan Farah“, catalogue, „Abstracción textil“, Bogota, 2018, p 54 - 77.
Rebecca Anne Proctor: "Art Basel Hongkong 2018. A preview", Harper’s Bazaar, 2018.
Emma Chrichton-Miller: "How the art world learned to love tapestry", The Financial Times,March 2018.
Maria A. lovina: "Ayan Farah", in: catalogue "Abstraccón textil", Botoga, p 54 - 77.
2016
Tom Morris: "Raw Talent", culturedmag.com, January 2016, p 106.
2015
Ayan Farah in Conversation with Aryana Hessami, Foundations Magazine, p 40-47.
2014
Scott Indrisek: "6 Must-see Gallery Shows in Brussels", Blouinartinfo, October 22nd.
"Ayan Farah’s soft, light and transparent self recording", Conceptual Fine Arts, February 10th.
"Ayan Farah - Upcoming Shows 2014", Copenhagen Contemporary, January 21st.
Elisa and Seth Carmichael: "25 Artists to Watch in 2014", Complex, January 6th.
Sara Ingemann Holm-Nielsen: "touching nature", Trend Tablet.
2013
Amanda Jakubik: "Ayan Farah’s Site Specific Installations", Trendland, April 22nd.














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