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CIRICULUM VITAE

PO BOX 625, SAFAT 13007, Kuwait | a.alyaqoub@gmail.com | www.aseelalyaqoub.com | +96597867771

Born Kuwait, 1986

EDUCATION

2015 Pratt Institute, New York, USA

Masters of Fine Arts, Sculpture (Distinction)

2009 Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

Bachelor of Arts, Interior and Spatial Design (Hons)

2007 AA School of Architecture, London, UK

Foundation, Architecture

COMMISSIONS

2018 Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai - Art Jameel Commission, “Contrary Life | A botanical light garden devoted to trees” - in collaboration with Alia Farid

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2018 Sultan Gallery, Kuwait - “Culture Fair | Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

2015 Pratt Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC - “POPULAR GAMES

2010 Sultan Gallery, Kuwait - “Year of Teddy

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2017 The Hub, Kuwait - Women of War - “Desperate Measures”

2017 The French Institute, Kuwait - “Frenemies

2016 The Print Room, Industrial Shuweikh, Kuwait - Surreal Landscapes - “By Emergency Decree

2015 Boiler Room/Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York - Signs of Life: in and out of time and space - “The Bank of Collective Memory

2013 Edge of Arabia, London, UK - Out of Kuwait - “Kissin’ Cousins

2013 Design Terminal, Budapest, Hungary
 - Kursi/A Tribute to a Chair - “Class of Chairs

2012 Museum of Modern Art, Kuwait - Landscapes Expanded - “The Chicken Nugget Alliance

RESIDENCIES

2018-2019 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2016 Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea - Open Set

2013 Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait
 - Out of Kuwait led by RCA Head of Painting David Rayson

2012 Museum of Modern Art, Kuwait
 - Landscapes Expanded led by the National Council of Arts & Letters and The British Council

LECTURES & TALKS

2017 “GCC Narratives: National Nostalgia – The Construction of Kuwaiti Identity” Abu Dhabi Art, UAE

2016 “Arab Women Artists Now” (film screening and talk) Richmix, London, UK

2015 “Copy + Paste Syndrome”, Nuqat Conference Amricani Cultural Centre, Kuwait

TEXTS, PRESS and AWARDS 2018

“Jameel Arts Centre by Serie Architects opens in Dubai” By Sujata Burman, WALLPAPER [link]

"Art Jameel Names Winners of Inaugural Artist Commission” By John Chiaverina, ARTNEWS [link]

“Female Role Models: The Kuwaiti Artist Challenging Perceptions through Art” By Alex Aubry, Harpers Bazaar Arabia [link]

“Aseel AlYaqoub: Culure Fair” By Abdullah Al-Mutairi, Jadaliyya [link]

“Top 70 2016”, Blooom Award by Warsteiner [link]


“Aseel AlYaqoub: “My intention is to interrogate or question” By Despoina Tzanou, UNFRAME [link]

“Arab women artists and their long road to expression” By Rhodri Davies, AlJazeera [link]

“Art of Destruction – Culture and Heritage: An Interview with Aseel AlYaqoub” by Taiba AlBisher, Kalimat Magazine [link]