'The Dust Never Settles' is a group exhibition at The University of Queensland Art Museum that draws on its collection to explore works by contemporary artists who probe at cultural, environmental and psychological histories that remain unresolved. The exhibition includes work by Khadim Ali, Richard Bell & Emory Douglas, Gordon Bennett, Bonita Ely, Dale Harding, Raquel Ormella, Luke Roberts and Judy Watson and runs from Wednesday 12 April to Sunday 30 July.
'The National' 2017 has launched its website dedicated to its upcoming triennial exhibition, profiling the artists featured including Khadim Ali, Richard Bell, Gordon Bennett, Dale Harding, Gordon Hookey, Tom Nicholson, Raquel Ormella, Khaled Sabsabi, and Jemima Wyman. The site also includes essays by the exhibition curators providing an introduction to the exhibition concept.
Khadim Ali has been awarded the Western Sydney Arts Fellowship for 2016. Director of Arts NSW said the award was for Khadim Ali's miniature paintings which assert themselves with contemporary themes of displacement, war and refuge. Read more here.
In 2017 the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and Museum of Contemporary Art will present The National: New Australian Art. The National will showcase contemporary Australian art and includes new work by Khadim Ali, Gordon Bennett, Richard Bell, Dale Harding, Gordon Hookey, Tom Nicholson, Raquel Ormella, Khaled Sabsabi and Jemima Wyman. The National opens 30 March 2017.
Khadim Ali has been shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship. The recipient will be announced on December 1 and the prize includes $30,000, an acquisitive Artbank commission up to $20,000 and a residency at a NSW regional gallery. Read more.
Casula Powerhouse's new group exhibition surveys art made by artists who share a refugee background and includes the work of Sydney-based Khadim Ali.
The University of Queensland Art Museum celebrates its 40th year with the exhibition 'Beyond the tower: 40 years and counting', profiling the museum's significant collection. Curated by Director Campbell Gray and Curator Samantha Littley, the exhibition includes work by Madonna Staunton, Gordon Bennett, Eugene Carchesio, Jon Cattapan, Gordon Hookey, Khadim Ali, Richard Bell, Aleks Danko, Judy Watson, Luke Roberts, and Tim Johnson.
Works by Khadim Ali and Jon Cattapan will be on display at the University of Queensland Art Museum as part of the 2015 National Artists Self-Portrait Prize. Running from 13 November until 13 March 2016. The winner of the bi-annual, invitiation only prize will be annouced Friday 13 November 2015. Saturday 14 November from 11:00 am Jon Cattapan will participate in a discussion about contemporay self-portraiture with Dr Sally Butler and Michael Desmond.
Curated by Mark Feary, ARTSPACE presents a group exhibition focusing on the challenges and difficulites faced by those impacted by global conflicts. Including the work of Khadim Ali and Bonita Ely, On Return and What Remains opens 21 August and runs until 12 October.
Khadim Ali's solo show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales is now open and runs until June 1 2014. 'The Haunted Lotus' features a series of new, large-scale carpet works based on Ali's The Haunted Lotus series, as well as an accompanying video work. Read more.
Khadim Ali talks about the history and meaning of miniature painting in Afghanistan, and his use of traditional tools and techniques to represent characters and themes from the epic Persian Shahnameh (Book of kings)—including the heroic figure of Rustam. He also discusses a recent move toward larger-scale work and the creative freedom he has experienced while living and working in Australia.
Khadim Ali's solo exhibition The Haunted Lotus will open at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 6 March – 1 June 2014.
Art Asia Pacific #86 features a profile on Khadim Ali by Susan Acret, as well as a review of Richard Bell's Imagining Victory by Rachel Kent.
Khadim Ali is currently featured in the exhibition Landlock at Casula Powerhouse, Sydney. The exhibition explores a parallel geographrical relationship between Afghanistan and Australia – one being surrounded entirely by sea and the other by land mass – and the resulting shared political dialogues about the environment occurring between the two regions. The exhibition runs 30 March - 12 May 2013.
More information: http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/exhibitions/landlock.aspx
Khadim Ali will exhibit new works in No Country: Contemporary Art for South-East Asia at the Guggenheim New York.