B. 1986

Kuwait/London

 

/Education

 2013 - 2015      MFA Fine Arts (Distinction), Pratt Institute, New York

2007 - 2009     BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

2003 - 2009     Foundation, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London

 

/Solo Exhibitions

2015     POPULAR GAMES, Pratt Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC

2013     Class of Chairs, Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait

2010     Teddy on the Go, The Sultan Gallery, Kuwait

 

/ Group Exhibitions

2015     Signs of Life: in and out of time and space (curated by Sara Reisman), Boiler Room, Brooklyn, NYC

2014     Out of Kuwait, Edge of Arabia, London

2013     Kursi – A Tribute to a Chair, Design Terminal, Hungary. Hosted by Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait.

2012     The Chicken Nuggets Alliance, Museum of Modern Art, Kuwait

2011     50/20, The Sultan Gallery, Kuwait

 

/Artist Residencies

2013     Out of Kuwait, program led by David Rayson and CAP, Kuwait

2012     Landscapes Expanded, Museum of Modern Art, Kuwait

 

/ Conferences & Talks

2016     Embargo & Checkpoints (2014) film viewing and Q&A, AWAN (Arab Women Artists Now), Richmix, London

2015     Lecture - National Nostalgia, Nuqat Conference “Copy + Paste Syndrome”, Kuwait

 

/ Work

2015 - 2016 Et Toi, Ismene? shown at The Cockpit Theatre London, Set Designer and projection technician for Chemistry Theatre. 

2014 - 2015 Graduate Assistant to Prof. Robert Morgan, Pratt Institute, New York.

 

/Awards

2016     Nominated for Blooom Award by Warsteiner, Germany

2016     Shortlisted for Emerging Artist Award, UAE

2009    Best model award, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

 

/Press Release

Tzanou, Despoina. "Aseel AlYaqoub: "My Intention Is To Interrogate Or Question"". Articurate.net. N.p., 2016. Web. 

Davies, Rhodri. "Arab Women Artists And Their Long Road To Expression". Aljazeera.com. N.p., 2016. Web. 

AlBisher, Taiba. “Art of Destruction – Culture and Heritage: An Interview with Aseel AlYaqoub, Kalimat Magazine, 2015. Web. 

Wali, Sarah. “Aseel AlYaqoub: Arabs Abroad.” BAZAAR Magazine. Feb. 2014. Web.

Al Mahha Art Blog, Chairs Nostalgia. July 2013. Web.

AlKandari, Ghadah. “Exhibition 50/20.” Prettygreenbullet. 2011. Web.

“Kuwait Galleries – Review 2011.” Men’s Passion. 2011. Web.

Plus Aziz. “Photoblog ‘Teddy on the Go’ Captures the Imagination of Kuwait.” PSFK RSS. New York. 2009. Web.