SHERIN GUIRGUIS STUDIO

 

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019  Here I Have Returned, The Minnesota Museum of America Art, St Paul, MN

Bint El Nil, Tahrir Cultural Center, American University, Cairo, Egypt

2018  Of Thorns and Love, Craft Contemporary (Craft and Folk Art Museum ), Los Angeles, CA

2017  My Place is the Placeless, Artists Lab, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA  

2016   El Biet El Kabir, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2015   El Biet El Kabeer: Ollal, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Venice, CA  

2013  Passages//Toroq, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2012  SouthwestNet: Sherin Guirguis & Carrie Merrill, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale AZ

Duwamah, Frey Norris Contemporary, San Francisco, CA             

2010  Qasr El-Shoaq, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA        

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020  Desert X Biennial, Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

Sanctuary, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada

2019  Reimagined Narratives, El Muiz Street Complex, Art D’Egypte, Cairo, Egypt

B.A.T. State III: Women Artists in Conversation with El Nopal Press, University Art Museum California State University, Long Beach, CA

2018  New Suns, Paramo Galeria, Guadalajara, Mexico

Conceptual Feedback, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Into Action, Spring Street,Los Angeles, CA

2017  Desert X Biennial, Palm Springs, CA

Mashrabiya: The art of looking back, San Francisco State University Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

         Ease of Fiction, Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA

Sanctuary, For-Site Foundation, San Francisco, CA

2016  L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Ease of Fiction, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

The Ease of Fiction, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

Islamic Art Now Part 2: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

2015  No Such Place, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York, NY

We Must Risk Delight, Official Collateral Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

C.O.L.A.  2015 Individual Artist Fellowships Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Uncommon Terrain, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Venice CA

2014  The Avant-Garde Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

Color Dialogues, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE

        LA Wood Show, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA

2013  Rogue Wave, LA Louver, Venice, CA

Desaturated Rainbow, Field Projects, New York, NY

Desaturated Rainbow, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Culver City, CA

2012   Encounter: The Royal Academy in the Middle East, Katara Curltural Village, Doha, Qatar

Tessellation Make Up, CDA Projects, Istanbul, Turkey

Artist Protest Tower, Pacific Standard Time: Performance and Public Art Festival, Los Angeles, CA

         Sweethearts, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK

2011   Pangea: Art at the Forefront of Cultural Convergence, Frey Norris Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

2010   2010 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport, CA

          Quadruple-Consciousness, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

           Permissions, Highways, Santa Monica, CA

From My Universe: Objects of Desire, See Line Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009  Attention to Detail, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

Under the Knife, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2008  Fall Out, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA

Panopti(con), Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Las Vegas Diaspora, curated by Dave Hickey, Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

2007  Las Vegas Diaspora, curated by Dave Hickey, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX

Las Vegas Museum of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Metropolitan Authority Los Angeles, Public Art Commission, Los Angeles, CA

Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul, MN

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

US Department of State, U.S. Consulate, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

 

PUBLICATIONS 

 

ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS 

2020                          Saudi Politics Unsettlean Exhibition, by Vivian Yee, The New York Times,

February 11, 2020

From California to Saudi Arabia: Desert X lands in Al Ula, by Stephanie D’Arc Taylor,

London Evening Standard, February 10, 2020

                                    DESERT X ALULA:沙漠中的艺术, wap.art.ifeng.com, February 10, 2020

                                    L’arte contemporanea nel deserto dell’Arabia Saudita, Sky Arte, February 7, 2020

                                    Arte monumentalen la inmensidad del desierto, by Ivan De Moneo, El Viajero,

February 7, 2020

                                    We Had the Guts to Say Yes to This’: Artists Explain Why They Ignored Widespread Censure to Participate in Desert X’s Saudi Edition, by Rebecca Anne Proctor, 

Artnet, February 6, 2020

                                    Shifting sands: An art exhibition, a desert landscape and an insight into Saudi society,

by Stephanie d’Arc Taylor, The Independent, February 6, 2020

Art and culture collide at this historical hot spot, by  Elaine Lloyd-Jones,  Mojeh,

February 6, 2020

Desert x al ula presenta instalaciones al aire libre, by Fernando Huacuz Cruz,

All City Canvas, February 5 , 2020

                                    Desert X AlUla: Striking Art Installations Across The Historic Saudi Arabian Valley,

by Gabrielle Leung, HYPERBEAST, February 5, 2020

                                    Desert X installs 14 site-specific works in Saudi Arabian desert, by Natashah Hitti,

 Dezeen, Februrary 5, 2020

                                    Gosh, that’s beautiful! Do you mind who funded it?, Melissa Gronlund, The Times UK,

February 5, 2020

                                    Desert X Al Ula in pictures — art flowers in the desert, by Melissa Gronlund,

The Times UK, February 5, 2020

                                    This is a living museum interacting with nature­, by Melissa Gronlund, The National,

 February 3, 2020

                                    In Pictures: The sculptures of Desert X AlUla: Spectacular sculpture biennial Desert X

 AlUla is bringing contemporary art to the Saudi Arabian desert,

Architectural Digest Middle East, February 2, 2020

                                    An Extraordinary Exhibition Launches In Saudi Arabia’s AlUla Region, by Ayesha Sohail

Shemir Shaihk, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, February 2, 2020 

Desert X AlUla: The Art Event Enticing Travelers To The Desert Of Saudi Arabia,

by Lauren Jade Hill, Forbes, January 31, 2020

                                    desert X AlUla sets art across the heart of historic saudi arabian trade route,

by Brian Shim, Designboom, January 31, 2020

This ethereal sculpture show is connecting cultures through contemporary art in AlUla,

by Mark C. O’flaherty, Architectural Diget Middle East, January 30, 2020

Check out these Twin Cities Exhibits and Shows before they disappear, by Becki Iverson,

Thrillist, January 30, 2020

I Am Not Part of Some Propaganda Machine’: Artists and Curators Defend Their Participation in the Saudi-Backed Show Desert X AlUla, by Rebecca Anne Proctor,

January 29, 2020

2019                          Reimagined Narratives exhibition in Historic Cairo has a story to tell,  by Nevine El Aref,

Al Ahram Weekly,  November 14, 2019

At Art D’Égypte, contemporary artists are reimagining ancient world narratives,                   by Harriet Lloyd-Smith, Wallpaper, November 6, 2019

Interview with artist Sherin Guirguis: On the stories between places, by Soha El Sirgany, AMARNA Collection, October 2, 2019

In Egypt, Forgotten Feminist Doria Shafik Brought Back to Life by Sherin Guirguis, by Lou Mamlet, Kawa News, February 27, 2019

                        Manifesting the Unseen, by Mahmoud Saber, Qantara, February 25, 2019

Tahrir Cultural Center Celebrates Feminist Icon Doria Shafik, by Monica Naguib, The Caravan, February 25, 2019

The woman and the body, near and  far from ideology: paintings by Huda Lutfi and Sherin Guirguis, Al Ahram News, February 15, 2019

The Daughter of the Nile: The TCC’s women empowering exhibition, Daily News Egypt, February 11, 2019

AUC Celebrates One Hundred Years in Egypt, Al Bawaba, February 11, 2019

The AUC Opens two exhibitions of Huda Lutfi and Sherin Guirguis, El Ballad News, February 7, 2019

Highlights from Sherin Guirguis: Bint El Nil, Arab News, February 7, 2019.

Tahrir Cultural Center opens with a celebration of feminism and fantasy, Anna Seaman, The National, February 5, 2019

Art Alert: Tahrir Cultural Centre opens with exhibition by Huda Lutfi and Sherin Guirguis, Al Ahram, January 28, 2019

An Early Look at All the Artwork Coming to the Metro Crenshaw Line, By Neal Broverman, Los Angeles Magazine, January 22, 2018

2018                          At the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Three Artists Use Their Work to Call for Change, Lisa    Beebe, LA Weekly, October 11, 2018

Sol LeWitt and 'Conceptual Feedback' at Honor Fraser Gallery, Christopher Knight, LA Times, March 28, 2018

2017                          Crtic’s Picks:The Ease of Fiction, Andrea Gyorody, ARTFORUM, May 2017

Our Voice: President Trump, tread lightly in national monuments review, the Desert Sun Editorial Board, The Desert Sun, May 6, 2017

                                    Coachella Hosts Desert X: Things Out West, Scarlet Cheng, Artillery Magazine,

May-June 2017

Desert X: Land art at the edge of the city, Shana Nys Dambrot, KCET ARTBOUND,

March 17, 2017

Windows on the World, Jonathan Curiel, SF Weekly, March 8, 2017

Roski Professor Speaks on the power of art, Rose Bueno, Daily Trojan, March 8, 2017 

Desert X: the arid exhibition that's bringing land art to Coachella, Janelle Zara, The Gaurdian, February 28, 2017

Why Desert X Is the World's Newest Must-Visit Art Fair, John Gendall,

Architectural Digest, February 27, 2017

Desert X Has Turned the Coachella Valley Into an Open-Air Art Gallery, Liz Ohanesian,

LA WeeklyFebruary 28, 2017

At Desert X, 16 Artists Make 45 Miles of the Coachella Valley Their Canvas,

Maxwell Williams, Artsy, Feb 25th, 2017

That Mirage at Coachella Isn't Beyoncé, It's Desert X, Stephanie Eckardt,

W Magazine, February 26, 2017

Desert X Treats Arid Space as a Rich Canvas, Jori Finkel, New York Times,

February 24, 2017

Between The Lines; Art, Women and Africa, Ladi'Sasha Jones,Intense Art Magazine,

Issue #03 | Nigeria, 2017

“The Ease of Fiction” Four Contemporary African Artists, Negarra A. Kudumu,

Art Radar, February 13, 2017

Desert X aims to be the Coachella of the art world. Here's a sneak peek,

Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, February 23, 2017

Between Truth and Fiction, Anuradha Vikram, Daily Serving, January 16, 2017

Museum Views: The Ease of Fiction …, Megan Abrahams, Fabrik, January 2017

2016                          Sherin Guiguis aims to rebuild a link to the past…, Anna Seaman,

The National, November 12, 2016

The Lure of LACMA, Bob Colacello,Vanity Fair, December 2016 Issue

The Ease of Fiction, Critic’s Picks, Andrea Gyorody, ARTFORUM, December 2016

Sherin Guirguis: El Biet El Kabir, Islamic Arts Magazine, December 9, 2016

Nor of the Land, Nor of the Sea, George Mitton, Funds Global MENA Magazine,

Winter 2016

LA's African-American Museum Launches Bold Fall Season, Tom Teicholz, Forbes,

November 2016

First Impressions of Frieze New York 2016, Ben Davis, Artnet, May 4, 2016

Forging Connections, Simon Balsom, Selections, October 27, 2016

2015                          Risking Delight, Natalie Trevis, Mojeh, November 2015

                                    Artist Profile: Sherin Guirguis, Shana Nys Danbrot, Art Ltd., November 2015

City Among Nation: Los Angeles at the Venice Biennale, Anuradha Vikram, www.kcet.org, May 27, 2015

2014                          Best of 2013: Top 10 Solo and Retrospective Exhibitions, Islamic Arts Magazine,

January 2014

Interview: Sherin Guirguis, Nosmot Gbadamosi, African Digital Art, January 2014

2013                          Long walk to freedom, Jyoti Kalsi, Gulf News, December 2013

Exploring new passages in art, Anna Seaman, The National, December 2013

Five must see exhibitions, What’s On, Dubai, November 2013

Sherin Guirguis:Passages//Toroq, Geraldine Lee, Artitute, November 2013

Egypt: Art from Tahrir, by Myrna Ayad, Canvas Magazine, January/February 2012

Sherin Guirguis, Alexandra Grant, The Benefit of Friends Collected, Winter 2013

                                    At Home in Suburbia, James Scarborough, Brownbook, May/June 2013

Dr. Kathy Battista Speaks with Artist Sherin Guirguis, by Kathy Battista, Paddle 8,

February 25th, 2013

2012                          All about Arab art at Frieze, by Bianca Bonomi, The National, October 10, 2012

New exhibit puts new twist on traditional images, by Dolores Tropiano, The Republic,

November 17, 2012

Five Must-See Events This Week, by Claire Lawton, The Phoenix New Times,

September 24, 2012

Sherin Guirguis: Duwamah, by Marisa Fernandez, Premier Magazine, May 2012

Kathy Batista Curates Sweethearts, In*Tandem Magazine, Issue #8, April 2012

Paartherapeutisches Malen, By Anne Reimers, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,

April 2012

The Most Creative Couple in Art, by Katie Kitamura, Phaidon Online, March 16, 2012

Beyond the White Cube: Sherin Guirguis’ Explosive New Series, by Yasmine Mohseni,

The Huffington Post, March 2012

2011                          Quadruple-Consciousness: Vox Populi hosts performance-based critiques of American

culture, by Roberta Fallon, Philadelphia Weekly, December 2011

2010                          Sober Pairs With Send-Ups in Biennial Exhibit, by Daniella Walsh,

Laguna Beach Independent, November 26, 2010

Gender Bender!, by Grant Wahlquist, Riviera, October 2010

Exquisite Corpse, by Amir H. Fallah, Beautful/Decay, Book 4, Fall 2010

Previews: 2010 California Biennial, by Catherine Taft, ARTFORUM, September 2010.

Sherin Guirguis: LAXART, by Tucker Neel, Art Lies, Issue 66, Summer 2010

Studio Visit: Sherin Guirguis, by Amir H. Fallah, Beautiful/Decay, February, 2010.

2009                          Exploring art’s complexities, by Michelle J. Mills, Pasadena Star News, March 19, 2009.

2007                          Modern art and culture find a home in the distinctly American gambling capital with

a showcase for 26 former UNLV students, by Christopher Knight,

Los Angeles Times, November 20, 2007

Las Vegas Diaspora: The Emergence of Contemporary Art From the Neon Homeland,

Critic’s Pick: Las Vegas, by Glen Helfand, ARTFORUM, October 19, 2007

Migrant art workers: Dave Hickey’s students drift back into LVAM, by Jarret Keene,

Las Vegas City Life, October 11, 2007

Two Views of Vegas Diaspora, By Danielle Kelly & Suzanne Forestieri,

Las Vegas Weekly, October 4, 2007

2005                          Testing Spatial Sensibilities, by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, November 18th, 2005

Subversives in the corporate world, by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, August 26th, 2005

Bari Ziperstein, Sherin Guirguis and Carrie Ungerman at Bank, by Charlene Roth, Artweek, May, 2005

2004                          Public enemies, by Kelle Schillaci, City Life, December 14th, 2004

The Enemy Within, by Chuck Twardy, Las Vegas Weekly, Dec. 9th – 15th, 2004

The Enemy Show, by Erika Yowell, Las Vegas Mercury, December 2nd, 2004

‘Midas’ and Jon Gintzler at POST, by Thomas McGovern, Artweek, February, 2004

2003                          Raid In Chicago, by Terence Hannum, Panel-house.com, November 2003

Midas retouched: new looks at gold, by Holly Myers, Los Angeles Times,

December 5th, 2003

Finding Beauty In Mistakes, by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times January 17th, 2003

2002                          Women lost in their multimedia reveries, by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, November 22, 2002

Aperto: Las Vegas, by David Pagel, Flash Art International, March - April, 2002

2001                          Futuristic Rorschach Blots, by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times (image), November 23rd, 2001

Junge Kunst, by Stephen Hilger, artnet.com, May, 2001

 

CATALOGUE ESSAYS

2019                          When you Pierce, you see through, Mia Laufer, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul, MN

                                    The Artists of Al-Mu’iz Street: An Introduction, Dr Venetia Porter,  Senior Curator, British

Museum, Art D’Egypte, Cairo, Egypt

Bint El Nil/Daughter of the Nile, Dr Shiva Balaghi, Tahrir Cultural Center, American University Cairo, American University Press, Cairo, Egypt

2018                          Of Thorns and Love, Holy Jerger, Exhibition Curator, Craft Contemporary (Craft and Folk

Art Museum ), Craft Contemporary (Craft and Folk Art Museum ) and Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

                                    Sherin Guirguis: Spaces of Feminist Action, Anuradha Vikram, Director, !8th Street Arts

Center, Craft Contemporary (Craft and Folk Art Museum ) and Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

                                    House Arrest, Dr Andy Campbell, Assistant Professor, USC Roski School of Art and

Design, Craft Contemporary (Craft and Folk Art Museum) and Fellows of

 Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

                                    Constructing an Egyptian Feminist-Futurism, Heba El Kayal, Craft Contemporary (Craft

 and Folk Art Museum  and Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

                                    Interview with Dr Aziza Ellozy and Sherin Guirguis, Heba El Kayal, Craft Contemporary

 (Craft and Folk Art Museum) and Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

                                    Interview with Dr Jehane Ragai and Sherin Guirguis, Heba El Kayal, Craft Contemporary

 (Craft and Folk Art Museum) and Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2017                          My Place is the Placeless, Anu Vikrum Artist Lab, Director, 18th Street Art Center,

Santa Monica, CA  

2012                          SouthwestNet: Sherin Guirguis & Carrie Merrill, Cassandra Coblentz, Scottsdale Museum

 of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale AZ

Sherin Guirguis: Duwamah, Dave Hickey, Frey Norris Contemporary, San Francisco,

CA March 2012    

2017                          One I Call: Interview with Curator Neville Wakefiled, Desert X Biennial 2017,

Palm Springs, CA

Sanctuary, For-Site Foundation, Fort Mason Chapel (traveling),San Francisco, CA

2015                          Sherin Guirguis COLA Fellow, Catalogue Essay, Dr Kathy Battista, 2015 COLA Individual Artist Fellowship Exhibition Catalogue,  Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles,

CA, May 2015

La Biennale di Venezia 2015, Official Collateral Exhibition, We Must Risk Delight,

 Elizabeta Betinski, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2013                          Artful Passages, Dr Yasmine El Rashidi, Passages//Toroq Exhibition catalogue,

The Third Line Gallery, Dubai UAE, October 2013

2011                          Quadruple-Consciousness, Catalogue Essay, Dr Malik Gaines, Vox Populi, Philadelphia,

 PA, December 2011

2010                          2010 California Biennial, Catalogue Essay, Sarah Bancroft, Orange County Museum of

 Art, Newport, CA

2009                          Under the Knife, Catalogue essay, Sinead Finnerty-Pinn, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2007                          Las Vegas Diaspora: The Emergence of Contemporary Art From the Neon Homeland, Catalogue

essay, Dave Hickey, Las Vegas Art Museum, 2007

2003                          Systems of Interiors & Exteriors For Better Living, Catalogue essay,Tim Christian,

Nichols Gallery, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

 

MEDIA COVERAGE AND INTERVIEWS

2019                 Cultural Magazine: AUC Centennial, Nile TV International, February 13, 2019

2018                 Desert X, KCET Artbound, Season 9, Episode 2, March 13

2017                    Art Dubai Portraits, short film feature, Art Dubai, UAE

Local high school art students visit Desert X sites, Jeremy Chen, ABC News/CBS 2/ KESQ Channel 3, Mar 29, 2017

                        At SFSU, Looking and Truly Seeing the Middle East Through Art, Roula Seikaly, KQED Arts

March 9, 2017

2010                          Sherin Guirguis’ art may wobble…, radio interview by John Rabe, Off Ramp on KPCC, Aired October, 27 2010.

 

ACADEMIC WRITING

2019                          Islamic Art: Past, Present, Future, Edited by Jonathan M. Bloom and  Sheila S. Blair (Editor), Essay and Interview, Dr  Linda Komaroff, Yale University Press

2018                          One I Know: Sherin Guirguis’s One I Call and the Durability of Form, Andy Campbell,

X-TRA Art Journal, Volume 20 Number 2, Winter 2018

2017                 Collecting Islamic Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Curator’s Collections Series,  Dr Linda Komaroff

 

HONORS, AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND ART RESIDENCIES

2017                          Visiting Artist, Blue Sky Center, New Cuyama, CA

                                    Artist Lab Residency, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica CA

                                    Roski Faculty Research Grant, University of Southern California

2016                          Curators’ Award, Fellow of Contemporary art in support of solo exhibition at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angles, CA  (Suzanne Isken, Executive Director, and Holly Jerger, Curator, of the Craft & Folk Art Museum)

                                    Roski Faculty Research Grant, University of Southern California

2015                          City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship

2012                          California Community Foundation Mid-Career Visual Artist Fellowship & Grant

                                    Roski Faculty Research Grant, University of Southern California

                                    Artists’ Resources for Completion Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation

                                    Investing in Artists Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation

2010                          Nimoy Foundation Artist Residency, Orange County Museum of Art,

Newport Beach, CA

2009                          National Endowment For the Arts, Access to Artistic Excellence Grant,

                                    USC Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA