Opening of the exhibition Sophia Al-Maria, BITCH OMEGA
Sophia Al-Maria’s first solo exhibition in Germany will feature a survey of video works and moving-image installations. An artist, writer, and filmmaker, Al-Maria’s works grapple with the fiction of history and the fact of the future, and how we cope with the encounter of a non- consensual reality. The Qatari-American artist’s work is deeply impacted by the experience of growing up in the Gulf region in a time of extreme cultural and environmental change precipitated by the oil industry, climate change, and mobile technologies in late capitalism. Al- Maria’s films, installations, and writings therefore oscillate between a critique of history written and an inescapable future defined by collapse, delving into the murky folds of cross-cultural identity, representation, and desire.
BITCH OMEGA is part of HORIZONTAL VERTIGO, a year-long program at the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION in Düsseldorf and Berlin, curated by Lisa Long.