GI Festival - Rosalind Nashashibi film

Scottish Ballet and GI Festival have collaborated for the first time to commission and present a new work by renowned artist Rosalind Nashashibi. For this project, she has been given excluvie access behind the scenes at Scottish Ballet during 2012 rehearsals.

Nashashibi is well-known for her works using 16mm film, which she regularly deploys in a very direct, documentary manner, with recent works showing an increasing interest in performance and ritual. An artist very much associated with Glasgow, where she gained her MFA and began her career, this new work will be her first exhibition in Scotland since her 2004 show at CCA. She was the 2003 winner of the Beck’s Futures Prize.

Commissioned by Scottish Ballet and GI Festival.

Dates: 20 April - 7 May
Location: GI Festival Hub, 54 Miller Street, Glasgow G1 1DT (Map)
Admission: Free
Time: The film is shown between 12noon and 6pm every 15 minutes, starting on the hour.

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About Rosalind Nashashibi

Rosalind_nashashibiNashashibi (born in Croydon, 1973) works in 16mm film and often engaging with ritual and performance, her works are often understood in terms of documentary or anthropological study. Now based in Italy, this will be her first major work in Scotland for several years and her first show since her very well received exhibition at the ICA in 2009. The Observer has described her as, ‘One of the best film artists working in Britain today’.

Nashashibi’s career began in Glasgow, where she worked for some time after graduating with an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art. In 2003 the first major solo exhibitions of Rosalind Nashashibi’s work in the UK took place at the CCA in Glasgow and at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh.

Other recent projects and exhibitions include: (In 2006) Around the world in Eighty Days (Group exhibition), ICA, London; Momentum 2006 (Group exhibition) Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway; Solo exhibition at Harris Liebermann, New York (In 2005) In Between Times (Group exhibition) Tramway, Glasgow; Eyeballing (Solo exhibition) Counter Gallery, London; (In 2004) Songs for home and economy (Solo exhibition), CCA, Glasgow; Solar Lunar (Group exhibition) doggerfisher, Edinburgh. Nashashibi is one of the recipients of the The deciBel Awards for Artists for 2006.

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