Amado Alfadni Askari Costumes, Mixed media textile costumes
performance choreographed by Creative Resilience at Sulger-Buel Gallery
Following the success of Amado Alfadni’s ‘Alternative Museum of the Sudan’ the exhibition has been extended and will remain on display at Sulger-Buel Gallery until the 31st of August 2022 and viewing is available by appointment only.
This solo exhibition highlights Alfadni’s deep research-based investigations into the forgotten silenced histories of the Sudan. The artist utilizes oral archives, postcards, photographs, performances, and mixed-media costumes to reveal the complex relationship between colonialism and Black Africa, as well as the intermingled histories of Black Africa, Egypt, and North Africa.
About the artist:
Born in 1976 in Cairo, Amado Alfadni’s childhood was composed of two distinct environments: the Cairene Street and the Sudanese home. The relationship and the tension between these two cultures strongly influenced his views, making him question the subject of identity with its related rhetoric, as well as the variables of nation and ethnicity in his work. By working with forgotten historical events and referring to the current state of things, he challenges the power dynamics between the individual and authority on both the social and political levels. He gives a voice to the ethnic minority, with a focus on research and documentation of ignored happenings.
About the curator:
Najlaa El-Ageli, an architect (AA Dip) with over twenty years of experience in the profession, founded Noon Arts Projects in 2012. A small private arts foundation, with a mission to bring the best of contemporary art from the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, from both emerging and established artists, and expose it to the world stage. Collaborating with art venues and foundations, she has curated over 20 exhibitions in the UK, Spain, Malta, Italy, and the US.
Najlaa El-Ageli curator of the exhibition ‘Alternative Museum of the Sudan’
Creative Resilience’s models wearing Amado Alfadni’s ‘Askari Costumes’
Launch of the exhibition ‘Alternative Museum of the Sudan’ at Sulger-Buel Gallery
Christian Sulger-Buel Director of Sulger-Buel Gallery