Basil Al-Rawi is an emerging 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, simulation 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, RHA, 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.
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