Fingal Artist in Residence at MART Gallery and Studios 2022

Tuqa Al Sarraj, the successful recipient of the Fingal Arts Office Graduate Award Opportunity 2021 in partnership with MART Gallery & Studios, will feature in the MART Annual Exhibition Award 2022. This opportunity is part of a series of initiatives by Fingal Arts Office to promote and support the professional practice of emerging artists.  It provides an ideal environment for the development of creative projects, development of a graduates practice and an opportunity to network with other artists. The award provides Tuqa with a studio at MART for one year alongside curatorial and financial support for the exhibition.

Curated by Matthew Nevin and Ciara Scanlon, Directors of MART, this annual exhibition aims to provide a showcase and support opportunity to artists whose work is both engaging and experimental. The opening will feature a live performance and paintings by Tuqa Al Sarraj, an installation by Alisha Doody and new work by Gerard Daly. The artists’ work focuses on memory loss, shared experiences and identity. The exhibition runs from 11th – 24th June 2022, Wed-Sat 1-6pm. Opening June 11th at 1pm – The MART Gallery, 190A Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6.

Tuqa Al Sarraj is a Dublin based multidisciplinary artist. She studied Fine Art media at the National College of Art and Design (2021). Al Sarraj has also previously studied contemporary art at the International Academy of Art Palestine (IAAP), Ramallah (2017). Her practice combines mixed media, found objects, collage, photography, video, performance and installation. More recently, she has been navigating themes of memory, loss, and exile through social dialogues and personal conversations. Tuqa has exhibited as part of group exhibitions in Oslo, London, Ramallah, Creil, Dublin and Limerick.  

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