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“I SAID FRUIT SALAD” curated by Sara David and Alexis Parinas
Curated by @saradavid_art and @miraxmei
PRIVATE VIEW Friday 1st December 6-9pm. RSVP HERE
Unit 3. Euston Tower. 286 Euston Road London NW1 3DP
Open 2nd December – 6th January 2023
Tuesday – Friday between 12 – 6pm
Kindly supported by British Land

We want to reimagine the space as a colourful, bustling and joyous “market place”. The selected artists collectively share cross-cultural themes of food as communion, rituals and repetition, play as resistance, and embodied memory and nostalgia. This warm, sensorial and active space will be filled with music and evocative visual signifiers of multicultural exchanges. The space will be open for business with performances and live events every few days, with some of the artists occupying stalls to sell their work.

This group of artists include: Reya Ahmed (@reyaahmed_), Jorge Jobim (@jor.graphy), Leily Moghtader Mojdehi (@mojjyart), Maryam Hina Hasnain (@maryamhinahasnainstudio), Alisha Kruse (@alikruse), Adanma Nwankwo (@adaee12), Mîtra Farhan (@mitrafarhan), Hemali Khoosal (@hemalikhoosal), Amira Dabboussi (@amira.dabboussi), Ellen Warner (@theellenwarner), Yasmine Aminanda (@ayasminea), Nurin Yusof (@tengku_nurin), Hoa Dung Clerget (@hdclerget) and Koa Pham (@koapham), Sarah-Louise Davila (@sarahlouisedav), Maryam Adam (@paintingonmars), Asha Fontenelle (@ashafontenelle_), Kajal Mistry (@drawingisfunwithkajal), Soyeon Kim (@zzoyony), Omar Radwan (@omaradwan1), Marion Aschbacher (@aschbachermarion), Shengjia Zhang (@zhang.shengjia), and Camilla Dilshat (@camilladilshat)

The artists have exhibited across Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Barbican Centre, ICA, The Photographers’ Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, South London Gallery, Chisenhale Gallery, Museum of London, V&A Museum, Science Museum, Migration Museum, Rich Mix, Raven Row, SET, Wysing Arts Centre, LUX, and Documenta 15. They’ve been supported by Arts Council England, BFI, AHRC, Jerwood Arts, and Circa. They’ve featured in Dazed, It’s Nice That, NTS, and the BBC. Awards include New Contemporaries, Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize, UC Berkeley South Asia Artist Prize, and The Other Art Fair’s New Futures Award.

About the Curators:

Sara David (b.1998) is an Artist, Filmmaker and Associate Lecturer based in London. She works across experimental film and a socially engaged practice, using multi-sensory installations that allow audiences to participate actively in her works. Sara has recently been supported by the BFI for the AHRC-funded NHS Untold Stories Project to make the film Khichdi. The film will premiere at the Being Human Festival in November 2023 and go into the NHS on Film Archive on the BFI Player. In 2022, Sara was commissioned by Arts Council England and the Museum of London to make To Drummond Street with Love, a short film that was integrated into community programming for Camden residents by Camden People’s Theatre. She has been invited for talks across the BBC, the Barbican, Dark Yellow Dot and UAL.

Alexis Parinas (b.1999) is a London-based artist and youth facilitator working predominantly across moving image, painting and printing. Alexis has exhibited work across London at not/nowhere (2023), Rich Mix (2023), and the Barbican Centre (2019), and has been an artist-in-residence at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2021). They have also facilitated numerous workshops at Wysing Arts Centre, Central Saint Martins, and as part of The RISE Collective. Alexis is currently working on a year-long collaboration with year seven students at St Peter’s School in Huntingdon in collaboration with Wysing Arts Centre, as well as a two-year photography and oral history project with Creative People and Places Hounslow to archive Hounslow’s food markets.

Public Programme

Market Opening:
Opening event for artists and public. Live jazz by Jorge Jobim;
collaborative performance by Nurin Yusof and Yasmine Aminanda.
Chai and Chill:
Weekly informal group discussion about show with local public, led by curator and Camden-based artist Sara David.
Film Night:
Larger projected screenings of moving image works.
Market Closure:
Closing event for artists and public. Closing-down sale of work. Knowitall Bakery Performance by Soyeon Kim

Contact Information
Email: [email protected]
Socials: @saradavid_art @miraxmei @maryamhinahasnainstudio @joshscurville @reyaahmed_ @jor.graphy @nairamushtaq @hdclerget @mojjyart @ayasminea @tengku_nurin @hemalikhoosal @mitrafarhan @drawingisfunwithkajal @camilladilshat @aschabermarion @zzoyny @zhang.shengjia


Nurin Yusof

Garden of Bidets

Amira Dabboussi

2023. Baba, I think your homeland remembers me

Ellen Warner

Han Ah Reum, Install Plan

Leily Moghtader Mojdehi

How do you make Sabzi Kuku?, 2021

Maryam Hina Hasnain

2020, Economy of Movement

Nurin Yusof

Garden of Bidets

Asha Fontenelle

2023, Untitled

Hemali Khoosal

2021, I Left Everything There, Film Po

Leily Moghtader Mojdehi

Intercontinental Breakfast, 2020

Omar Radwan

2020, bbQ

Adanma Nwankwo.

Agege Market Photo Series 1

Camilla Dilshat

Resting After Fullness. Sculpture. 136 x 50 x 50 cm

Reya Ahmed

Margins of Memory, 2023

Yasmine Aminanda

January 2020, Grape Piece

Mîtra Farhan

2023, Fossil

Adanma Nwankwo.

Agege Market Photo Series 2

Camilla Dilshat

Roll stretch squeeze spill. Sculpture. 90 x 120 x 20

Hemali Khoosal

2021, Rhythms of Fordsburg, Film Still
“Eastern Touch”, Film

Sarah-Louise Davila

2023, Babble

Hoa Dung Clerget & Koa Pham

2023, I left the gift in the kitchen

Adanma Nwankwo

University of Suya. Film

Ellen Warner

Han Ah Reum

Jorge Jobim

2023, Live performance and painting

Marion Aschbacher

2023, 2euros 1kg

Shengjia Zhang

2023, Birthday Cakes From China

Alisha Kruse

2023, Corner Shop, Publication

Ellen Warner

Han Ah Reum, Film

Kajal Mistry

2023, I Cut Fruit

Marion Aschbacher

2023, 4pm

Soyeon Kim

2021, Knowitall bakery

Maryam Adam.

2023, Watermelon for Resistance