Subliminal Projects Presents "Boundless/Binding" with Emergeast to Focus on Middle Eastern Female Artists
Subliminal Projects is pleased to present Boundless/Binding, a group exhibition presenting works by globally-based Middle Eastern female artists, curated in collaboration with Emergeast, an online gallery championing artists shaping a new narrative in the Middle East and North Africa, founded by Dima Abdul Kader and Nikki Meftah.
"The artists in Boundless/Binding exemplify in their work what I consider to be art’s most profound potential; its ability to captivate visually with beauty and power while also sharing a unique social and cultural point of view," gallery founder Shepard Fairey said. "I’m proud that Subliminal Projects can showcase the array of styles and voices that comprise Boundless/Binding."
Boundless/Binding emerges as a compelling examination of the shifting narratives that shape our understanding of identity and belonging. Woven together through the tapestry of self and tradition, each artist is socioculturally bound, and limitless in their unique creative expression. The exhibition serves as a catalyst for dialogue and reflection, a space where the female perspective is celebrated and empowered, in a time of profound social and political transformation throughout the Middle East.
Aliyah Alawadhi, Alymamah Rashed, Bouthayna Al Muftah, Dora Dalila Cheffi, Elham Etemadi, Hana Shahnavaz, Helen Zughaib, Leila Pazooki, Lena Kassicieh, Maliheh Zafarnezhad, Mays AlMoosawi, Myriame Dachraoui, Noor Abuissa, Reem R., and Shirin Sahba.
Emergeast is the Middle East’s first online gallery championing emerging and mid-career Middle Eastern & North African artists. Launched in 2014, the platform facilitates the discovery of artists while empowering the latest generation of collectors through storytelling. Through powerful visual language, the selection of artists represented by Emergeast offers a unique insight into their personal experiences, social and political subjects, and a contemporary twist on the global south’s cultural heritage. Emergeast’s essence lies in collaboration and elevating the collective consciousness by enhancing everyday life through art and culture.