Galerie Nagel Draxler

"Abdulnassser Gharem"

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Galerie Nagel Draxler (Berlin/Cologne) is pleased to announce the representation of Saudi Arabian artist Abdulnasser Gharem.

Abdulnasser Gharem (*1973, Saudi Arabia) is a canvas to construct a social critique, often by welcoming collaboration and involving the community within his projects. As a former Lieutenant Colonel in the Saudi Arabian Army, themes of control and authority can be felt within this work, as well as a desire to preserve and respect the history upon which traditional art is built. Gharem’s conceptual work not only references his heritage but is also politically and socially astute.

At this years’s Art Basel Unlimited, Abdulnasser Gharem presented his project “The Safe”, a walk-in installation reminding of the Kashoggi murder (presented by Nagel Draxler Gallery in collaboration with Brigitte Schenk Gallery, see here)

Recent international solo shows include the Sharjah Art Museum, UAE (2018); LACMA, Los Angeles, USA (2017) among others in London, Dubai, Abha, and Jeddah.

We are happy to announce that our first solo gallery exhibition with Abdulnasser Gharem will take place at our Berlin space during Berlin Gallery Weekend 2020.