Exhibit: MH Projects/ Alwan for the Arts at SCOPE NY

Sun, March 11, 2018 7:00 pm at SCOPE NY- Metropolitan Pavillion

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SCOPE NEW YORK: March 8-11, 2018

MH Projects and Alwan for the Arts will be featuring the works of Arab, Iranian and South Asian contemporary artists at Scope New York, an international art fair renowned for presenting groundbreaking work.Through their aesthetic interventions,these artists' works address current disruptions and transitions that gesture towards alternative possibilities.

The first fair to run concurrent with The Armory Show, SCOPE New York’s spirit of innovation has consistently forged the way for emerging artists and galleries. Attuned to nuances in the market and itself an influential force in the cultural sphere, SCOPE continues to usher in a new vision of the contemporary art fair.

Visit us in Booth 065at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea,125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

For more information, schedule of events, and to purchase tickets clickhere.

Artists include:

Amina Ahmed | India | UK

Ganzeer | Egypt

Hasan Hourani | Palestine

Lucien Samaha | Lebanon | US

Mahmoud Hamadani | Iran

Sa’dia Rehman | US


Born in East Africa and of Kutchi Turk Indian heritage, Amina Ahmed grew up in England, and has lived in Iran and the United States. Ahmed graduated from the Winchester School of Art (UK) and Chelsea College of Art (UK). She received her MA in Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts from the Royal College of Art where she was awarded a scholarship and the Barakak Trust Prize. Ahmed's work has been exhibitednationally and internationally,including Alwan for the Arts (NY), Clark House (Mumbai), FiberPhiladelphia International Biennial (PA), India Art Fair (New Delhi), Jersey City Museum (NJ), Lakeeran Gallery (Mumbai), Lincoln Center (NY), Queens Museum (NY), Slick (Paris) and Twelve Gates Gallery (PA).Foe more information, see.

GANZEER is a maker of Concept Pop, a kind of cultural insurgency that can be seen in his wide-ranging output, be it through installations, prints, paintings, videos, objects, guerrilla actions in public space, writing and also comix. His work has been exhibited in museums around the world such as the V&A Museum (London), the Greek State Museum (Thessaloniki), the Brooklyn Museum (New York), and the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art (Oldenburg, Germany). It also forms part of institutional collections at the Rhode Island School of Design, The Spencer Museum of Art (Kansas) and the New York Public Library.

Art in Americahas referred to his practice as “New Realism,” while theNew York Times has describedhim as a “chameleon” and theHuffington Postplaced him on a list of “25 Street Artists from Around the World who are Shaking Up Public Art.” His current project, THE SOLAR GRID, a work-in-progress, is a serialized science-fiction graphic novel. For more information, see:

Palestinian artist Hasan Houranicreated installations that explored issues of memory, place and time. He drew, painted and worked with materials from his environment - soil, wood, ropes, sand, plants. His work has been exhibited in Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, South Korea, New York and Houston, winning awards in several art festivals. In August 2003, Hasan Hourani tragically drowned in the Mediterranean off the coast of Jaffa while trying to save his nephew from a similar fate.

At the time of his death, Hourani had been working on a children´s book, Hasan Everywhere. Published posthumously, Hasan Everywhere won one of ten children book prizes at the Cairo International Book Fair in 2009.The Ramallah-based A M Qattan Foundation established the Hasan Hourani Young Artist of the Year Award in his memory to support and promote the work of Palestinian artists in the visual arts.

Lucien Samaha has been photographing since 1975 and throughout his varied and colorful career as a flight attendant for TWA, marketing manager for Eastman Kodak Company and world famous DJ on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center.

As a self-identified ‘post-conceptualist’ artist, Samaha relishes the adventure of gathering material and data from the real world and interpreting them through photo books or art projects. Samaha also creates artworks in video format and two-dimensional visual art derived from other photography, videos, publications and found objects. Over the years, Samaha has assembled an archive of more than a million images and video clips. For more information, see:

Mahmoud Hamadani came to art after having worked in seemingly disparate and unrelated fields for nearly two decades. Not unlike his own search, his process of creating his drawings is akin to searching for an image as opposed to producing something preconceived.

His work has been exhibited at The British Museum, The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, as well as numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York, London, Dubai, Lausanne and Hong Kong.His art is also held in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The British Museum.He is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant.He lives and works in New York City. For more information, see:

Sa’dia Rehman copies, assembles, and disassembles family photographs, intimate objects, and language as a way to explore the limits and possibilities of self and collective being. Rehman has shared her work at Urban Art Space (2017), ROYGBIV (2017), Twelve Gates (2016), Center for Book Arts (2015), Local Projects (2014), Queens Museum (2012), Brooklyn Museum (2010) and Grey Noise (2008).

She was a nominee for the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors grant (2017). She was selected for the Global Mobility grant (2017), Rasquache Residency in Puebla Mexico (2016), LMCC’s Artists Summer Institute (2011), AIM Bronx Museum (2008), and a residency at the National Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan (2006). Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Harper’s, Art Papers, and ColorLines. For more information, see:

Last updated: 2018-03-11 11:55:51

Mahmoud Hamadani
Mahmoud Hamadani
Lucien Samaha
Lucien Samaha
Amina Ahmed
Amina Ahmed
Sa'dia Rehman
Sa'dia Rehman

SCOPE NY- Metropolitan Pavillion

125 West 18th Street
(Between 6th and 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011

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