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Amel Omar (1995)
Currently based in Brussels (BE)
I move myself to places/objects to investigate how my body can react in sculptural ways to these subjects. During this process I base the usership on the sculptural properties instead of the original functionality of the subjects.
By equating my own physical conditions to the physical conditions of a given context, place/objects, I find rapprochement to these contexts and ways to extend the status quo. The poses that I adopt in my actions descend from yoga but within my practice they have nothing to do with yoga. Apart from the importance of training strength and flexibility. The condition of my body is flexible and can be shaped while the given context remains static. Therefore, it’s up to me to initiate the physical dialogue and reform the existing context.
In order to situate the equal approach between me and place/objects I always try to withdraw from human characteristics, such as gender and ethnicity, in order to be viewed purely as a physical form. In this way the place, the object(s) and I will serve as equal components that can be continuously placed in new compositions and proportions.
What is the relationship between my body and the body of a place/object(s)?
What’s the usage of a place/object(s)?
SMAP, Makerspand, Utrecht (NL)
2011 – 2015
Graphic Design, SintLucas, Boxtel (NL)
2016 – 2020
Autonome Beeldende Kunst, AKV Sint Joost, Breda (NL)
09/2018 - 02/2019
Mixed Media, Erasmus Exchange Programme, LUCA School of Arts, Gent (BE)
Voorbereidingsprogramma Master Beeldende Kunst, LUCA School of Arts, Brussel (BE)
All Facing The Same Direction, Electron, Breda (NL)
In De Greep van De Naald, Het Oog & De Draad, TC, Eindhoven (NL)
SHIFT, De Fabriek, Eindhoven (NL)
Wij, Die Volmaakt Mislukt Zijn, Galerie Iets, Breda (NL)
Hotel Insomnia: The Catastrophic Opening, De Fabriek, Eindhoven (NL)
Moving Word: April Edition, Art Cinema OFFoff, Gent (BE)
Mash-up #3: Amel Omar & Jesse van Epenhuijsen, MotMot Gallery, Breda (NL)
Synesthesia, Gouvernement, Gent (BE)
Monumentum #3, deSingel, Antwerpen (BE)
Night Vision, Odapark, Venray (NL)
Het Foto Asiel, AKV St. Joost, Breda (NL)
St. Joost Penning, Nomination