London based artist Said Adrus has been active since the 80's mainly in the United Kingdom and Switzerland, but as well in Italy, Turkey and Uganda. Adrus has drawn upon painting, drawing and printmaking to express himself, blurring the lines between techniques and media. He has done as well numerous exhibitions, performances, on site realisations and artistic collaborations combining installations, movies, music...

 

Throughout his practice and among the talks and research he has done, Adrus has tried to address issues such as displacement, estrangement, racism, a range of social and historical tensions to which he has been personnally confronted since he was a kid. He currently shares his time between London, where his studio is, and Burgdorf near Bern in Switzerland.

 

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Selected Exhibitions and Projects:

 

2020
Visions, Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts, London 
 
2019
Retracing Kampala, The Curve, Slough, UK
Retracing Kampala, UEL University Square Straford Campus, London (solo)
Touch Base, Xenithia -Nomade, Milan, Italy (solo)
 
2018
Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination-Repetition, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
 
2017
The Place is Here, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham & Tour, Mima, Middlesbrough
 
2016
Non-Places, Haus 26, Burgdorf, Switzerland (solo)
Straight Outta Gyri, Kunsthalle Klingenthal, Basel, Switzerland (performance/installation with Rohit Jain)
 
2015
Entry Prohibited to Foreigners, Havremagasinet, Boden, Sweden
 
2014
Pavilion Recaptured 2014, The New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK (solo)
 
2013-2014
Wall Image & Installation Kurwerk, Burgdorf, Switzerland
 
2013
The 2nd International Triennale, Istanbul, Turkey
Urban Dialogues, Red Gallery, London
We Share, Rich Mix, East London
 
2011
Kunst am Straus, Burgdorf, Switzerland
 
2010
Bolly? Would!, Atelier Strohbach, Bern, Switzerland (solo)
 
2009
Suspended Belief, Balfron Tower, East London (solo)
Lost Pavilion, FSCA Gallery, Mumbai, India (solo)
 
2008
Pavilion Recaptured, The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey (solo)
 
2006
Pavilion Recaptured, Southampton Museum & Art Gallery (solo)
British Landscape & Muslim Vernacular Conference, Artist Presentation, Tate Britain
Late at the Tate, Film screening, Tate Britain
 
Residencies
 
2016
Uganda Arts Trust, Kampala, Uganda
 
2015
Progr Artists Studios, Bern, Switzerland
 
2009
Balfron Tower, Bow Arts International residency programme, London
 
1995
Bracknell Arts Center, Berkshire, United Kingdom
 
1989
Valcellina Museum of Art, Claut, Italy
 
Works in public collections:
 
 • Claut, Valcellina Museum of Art, Italy
• Cartwright Hall, Bradford Museums & Art Gallery, UK
• Southampton Art Gallery & Museum, Southampton, UK
• The Lightbox Museum & Art Gallery, Woking, UK
• Leicestershire Education Authority, UK
• Notts County Council, UK
 
Education:
 
• 1992-1993: Post Graduate Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London
• 1980-1983: B.A. of Fine Art, Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham
• 1978-1980: Foundation Course, Art & Design, Stourbridge College of Technology & Art, West Midlands, UK