For the fifth and final in the series of Angelica Inventions at RHA Gallery, RHA is proud to present the work of Tuqa Al-Sarraj, Freedom, which has been created in response to the exhibition by Sarah Wren Wilson’s exhibition Spectator, which showed in RHA’s Ashford Gallery in April of this year.
Tuqa Al Sarraj is a Dublin based multidisciplinary visual artist. She studied Fine Art Media at the National College of Art and Design (2021). Al Sarraj has also previously studied contemporary art at the International Academy of Art Palestine (IAAP), Ramallah (2017). She was a member at Almahatta Gallery.
Her practice combines mixed-media, found objects, collage, photography, video, performance and installation, navigating themes of memory, loss, and exile through social dialogues and personal conversations.
Tuqa has exhibited as part of group exhibitions in Oslo, London, Ramallah, Creil, Dublin and Limerick.
At the moment Al Sarraj is an artist in residence at Mart studios- Dublin and member of PalArt collective- London.
This is the fifth and final piece in the series of five Angelica Interventions at RHA Gallery funded by Creative Ireland. Angelica is a network of artists, that aims to amplify the voices of self-identifying women and non-binary artists of minority cultural and minority ethnic backgrounds who are based on the island of Ireland.
This collaborative engagement programme between RHA and Angelica invites Angelica artists to respond, via an intervention, to one or more pieces in the RHA exhibition programme. Interventionist practices often enable opportunities to propose alternative perceptions on institutions and narratives, and may take the form of an artistic response, a talk/panel discussion or workshop and will be informed by ideas of representation.
Angelica was created to lead to fruitful relationships and new opportunities, designed to help curators and programmers to work with and nurture a more diverse art community; one which is built on care and accountability.
Previous interventions from 2021-2022 include: Darling Don’t Turn Your Back On Me, an online screening of a performance work followed with a conversation by Thaís Muniz, took place in response to Denis Kelly’s Ashford exhibition Look, then Look Again; Would you not recall how your heart once beat for an ordinary Saturday calmness by Edy Fung, in response to Barbara Knežević’s exhibition pleasure ‘scapes, and ; The Tree of Life by Hina Khan, in response to Miriam O’Connor’s exhibition Tomorrow is Sunday, and Samantha Brown’s Laying Fallow, in response to the group show A Growing Enquiry. For updates, please visitwww.rhagallery.ie/learn.
More information on Angelica is available here: www.angelica.network