In association with the Royal Academy of Arts

Adham Faramawy

Introducing the shortlist for the fourth Converse/Dazed Emerging Artists Award

Arts+Culture Q+A

Preoccupied by bodies, Faramawy investigates what it means to represent and mediate flesh across image platforms

Dazed Digital: How would you describe your work?

Adham Faramawy: Broadly speaking my work describes an urban experience as mediated by screens, exploring the formal points of contact between the physical and non-physical, drawing on aesthetic histories to foreground subjectivity and primacy of experience.

DD: What is the main thread you keep returning to?

Adham Faramawy: The body, the city, the screen.

Adham Faramawy

DD: Do you have a specific process when you begin working on a project or piece?

Adham Faramawy: Generally I start with a few weeks of Internet research (re. watch a lot of Youtube!)

DD: What was your last exhibition?

Adham Faramawy: I guess my graduation from the Royal Academy was the last show, but I was in a group show at the same time. It was called Abstract Cabinet and was at David Robert’s Art Foundation. Before that I was in Chimera Q.T.E. at Cell projects with some screenings and online works in between for the Oberhausen Film Festival.

Total_Flex, Single Channel Video, 8 minutes 49 sec

DD: How would you spend the prize money?

Adham Faramawy: It'd mean I can be much more ambitious with upcoming projects, which would be really exciting for me.

You can visit the exhibition of the Converse/Dazed Emerging Artists Award shortlist on October 26th at Londonewcastle Gallery.

)