Ayan Farah

Biography


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Born in 1978 in Sharjah, UAE
Lives and works in London, UK

Education

2012   
MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London

2006   
Post Graduate Degree, Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

2003
BA Fashion Design, Middlesex University, London

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Galerie Kadel Willborn, Dusseldorf  (Upcoming)
Maps, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London 

2014
Notes on running water, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels

2012
Ayan Farah, Vigo Gallery, London

2009
Flash Herring (Observatory for Northern Light), University Centre In Svalbard, Svalbard, Norway

Group Exhibitions

2016
'5 years at Heddon Street', Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (upcoming)

2016 
‘Iconoclasts : Art out of the mainstream’, Saatchi Gallery, London 

2015
Ayan Farah, Max Lamb, Chris Succo, Almine Rech Gallery, London, UK
Dans un intérieur. Meubles, oeuvres murales et textiles d'artistes, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels

2014
Le musée d'une nuit (script for leaving traces), Fondation Hippocrène, Paris, 
Dans un intérieur. Meubles, oeuvres murales et textiles d'artistes, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris
Infinitude, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles
Proxima, Museo Británico Americano, Mexico City
Shakti, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
The Figure in the Carpet, Bugada & Cargnel, Paris
Solo House, Berlin, Germany
Robert Blumenthal Gallery, NY, USA

2013
RA, UNTITLED, Miami Beach, FL, USA
All that remains is here. Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, Sweden
Xtraction, The Hole, New York
Alchemy, The Arts Club, London
Wanderlust, The Contemporary Art society, London
Girlfriend material, The Standard, Los Angeles

2012
Ululation, Vigo Gallery, London
Summer Show, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London
MA Degree show, Royal College of Art, London
The Constance Fairness Award, The Constance Fairness Foundation, London
The Alchemist’s day out, Park Central Hotel, New York

Residencies 

2013
Eilean Shona, Scotland

2012/2013
Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm

2009
The University Centre in Svalbard, Svalbard, Norway

2007
Creative Collaboration, Reykjavík

Awards

2012
Dazed and Confused/Converse emerging artist award, short list
The Red Mansion Award, short listThe Constance Fairness Award, short list
The Constance Fairness Award, short list

2010, 2011
RCA Bursary Award

2007
The Culture Contact Award.