Zahrin Kahlo
Zahrin Kahlo
Photo / Video Artist
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Zahrin Kahlo is originally Moroccan but lives and works in Italy as a photographer and video artist. She pursued classical studies, receiving a degree in Foreign Literature. After graduating she began to travel fascinated by countries described by her favorite writers…Argentina, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Spain, Syria. These experiences triggered her love for photography and she decided to start Art Studies with a particular focus on Oriental Photography.

Her work is based on the double identity of a woman who has decided to no longer be the symbol of a single culture. The medium of photography becomes an ideal way to represent the intimate sphere of a woman, with all her ghosts, her fantasies and her complexes that are connected with images to the memories and the unconscious. A photography that wants to be vulnerable with the traces and signs of the time and all their imperfections.

  • Tutto Questo Sentire
    Feb 14 – Mar 3, 2024
    Recontemporary
    Turin, Italy

    Recontemporary and Seeyousound International Music Film Festival present, in conjunction with the 5 years of the association and the 10 years of the festival, an articulated cross-media program that celebrates the 10 years of the international collective TUTTO QUESTO SENTIRE (TQS).The intention is to consolidate a dialogue that began in 2019 between the research supported by Recontemporary regarding video art and new media and the increasingly important connection between cinema and music promoted by Seeyousound (more…)

  • Adrián Balseca: Routing Rubber
    Jan 19 – Mar 30, 2024
    Canal Projects
    New York, USA

    ROUTING RUBBER (January 19th – March 30th, 2024), showcases Ecuadorian artist Adrián Balseca’s (Quito, b. 1989) research on the plantation rubber industry in the Amazon. Produced on black and white, 16mm film, The Skin of Labour (2016) and its accompanying archive, provide a historical revision of the Amazon’s rubber boom, which saw its highest production from the years 1879 to 1912. Through the project, Balseca challenges the idea of the Amazon as a natural horizon, centering this territory as the origin of industrial modernity. (more…)

  • Dorothy Sing Zhang: Like Someone Alive
    Publication
    Art Paper Editions / APE
    International

    Dorothy Sing Zhang unveils a compelling portrayal of humanity’s vulnerable state during sleep. The scene is set in the bedrooms of others. One is asked to be asleep, a squeeze cable release is placed under the pillow. The chance of one’s unconscious body rolling over and triggering the camera results in an exposure. Like Someone Alive expands these boundaries by withdrawing the traditional relationships between the photographer, the object and the camera. (more…)

  • Onyeka Igwe: history is a living weapon in yr hand
    Jan 13 – Mar 2, 2024
    Bonington Gallery
    Nottingham, UK

    history is a living weapon in yr hand is a solo exhibition of new and reconfigured work by london-based artist Onyeka Igwe. The exhibition will be centred around a new two-screen adaptation of Igwe’s dual timeline experimental film A Radical Duet (2023). The film imagines what happened when two women of different generations, but both part of the post-war independence movement, came together in London to put their fervour and imagination into writing a revolutionary play. The film depicts this process, and envisages what that play would look like, if staged today. (more…)