Iqra Tanveer & Ehsan ul Haq
The last orbit of the moon
January 13th 20:10-22:20 FRAS 3
About the artists
Iqra Tanveer, born in 1983, Karachi, Pakistan / Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Working with video, photo and objects in her installations, Tanveer has participated in several groupand solo exhibitions across Pakistan, India, UAE, Italy and Hong Kong and Netherlands. In 2017, she completed her residency program at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Netherlands. Her work was part of the Colombo Art Biennale,Sri Lanka in 2016 and Kochi – Muziris Biennale titled “Whorled Explorations” . In 2010 her first institutional solo opened at Moscow Museum of Modern Art titled ‘Between Earth and Sky’.
She is currently a recipient of “Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent” from Mondriaan Fonds, Netherlands.
Ehsan Ul Haq, born in 1983 in Lahore, Pakistan, Ul Haq lives and works between Amsterdam and Lahore. He works with sculptural forms that question their own inherent content, making, and object hood. Stripping away their histories, their functionality, and context, he engages the viewer with a new guidebook of perceptions for existing objects/meanings. He has shown his works in various venues and institutions in form of group and solo presentations; “Homemade equations” at Gallery Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, “Survival kit” at Latvia center for contemporary art Riga Latvia“1 is older than 2: Logics of a futile action” at Felix Frachon Gallery, Brussels Belgium, “An Age of Our Own Making-On Another Nature and Ecology” Images festival Holbaek, Denmark, “No Real Body”: 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg Russia, “VOID: there’s nothing more left, but a little trace from human beings”, Ginkgo Space, Beijing China, Moscow International Biennale For Young Art, Moscow, and ‘The Rising Tide’ at the Mohatta Palace Museum, Pakistan.
He has been a resident artist at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten. He is currently a recipient of “Kunstenaar Basis” grant from Mondriaan Fonds, Netherlands.
About The last orbit of the moon
In the project “The last orbit of the moon”, Iqra and Ehsan intend to create an installation where time, material, space collapses, creating a moment within moment of circularity. A space where movement and stillness exist together, a captivation where time becomes the theatrical instrument and creatures negotiate with themselves and surrounding ephemerality. This installation will embody varying materials and media; from kinetic sculptures to projected and printed images and mundane objects.
Thanks to Mondriaan fonds