About
5 February 2011

Basil Al-Rawi is a visual artist whose practice is concerned with how art can mediate, rearrange and reconstruct our reality. His works directly respond to the surrounding environment, often using the landscapes of memory and current social and economic traumas as a starting point. Photography, film, animation and sculpture are his primary mediums. He is a cinematography graduate of the National Film School at IADT and holds an MA in photographic studies from the University of Westminster. In 2012 he was selected for Axisweb’s MAstars programme for his photographic project Façade. He was selected for Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed at The Photographers Gallery in 2013 and has also exhibited at the Institute of International Visual Arts (London), Foundation 14 and 15 (Tullamore), IMMA, Rua Red and Steambox (Dublin) and the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (Australia), as well as several online galleries. He has been published internationally in Der Greif, Beta Magazine and Imago Mundi, amongst others, and his work is held in private collections in Dublin and London. In addition to his artistic practice, Basil is an accomplished cinematographer who has worked on numerous short and feature narrative, documentary and art films. 

 info [at] basilalrawi.com

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2017
Regarding the Hispanic World, Photo Ireland Festival, Instituto Cervantes, Dublin. May 2 – June 29.

2016
Winter Open, Rua Red Tallaght. Nov 7 – Dec 23

2015
Foundation 15, Tullamore, Sept 10 – 25
IMMA, Dublin, Sept 10 – 25
Steambox, IMOCA, Dublin, Sept 10 – 20

2014
Roller Gallery, Online, UK. www.rollergallery.co.uk
Foundation 14, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. 15-28th September
On Borrowed Time(s), INIVA, London, 25th March – 12th April

2013
Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Australia. 15 Aug – 17 Sep.
Fresh Faced Wild Eyed, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK. July 9 – 21
State of the Nation, 6th Annual Westphoto Photography Prize. Newport, Belfast & Edinburgh, UK.

2012
State of the Nation, 6th Annual Westphoto Photography Prize. Ambika P3, London, UK.
Voice of the Grain, MA Graduate show. Ambika P3, London, UK.
MAPS Interim Show, London Gallery West, Harrow, UK.

2011
Unreal City, PhotoIreland Festival. Dublin, Ireland.

 

AWARDS AND HONOURS
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2013
Fresh Faced Wild Eyed, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK. Winner.

2012
Der Greif – Artist Feature, December 2012.
State of the Nation, 6th Annual Westphoto Prize, London, UK. Audience Award winner.
MAstars, www.axisweb.org – selected.

PUBLICATIONS
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Sep 2014 – SOI Publications. (Canada)
Feb 2014 – YCN Annual. (UK)
April 2013 – Beta Magazine. Issue 4. (Australia)
Mar 2013 – ToneLit , Issue 1.(UK)
Mar 2013 – LandEscape Art Review (USA)
Jan 2013 – Der Spiegel, online. (DEU)
Nov 2012 – Der Greif Magazine, Issue 6. (DEU)