AboutJonathan Watkins is the Director of the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. In 2005 he curated an exhibition of Adel Abdessemed's work at the Ikon Gallery, called Happiness in Mitte. Watkins was the Artistic Director of the 11th Biennial of Sydney, and the Curator of the 2003 Tate Triennial. He will lead a tour of the exhibition Adel Abdessemed: Silent Warriors.
Silent Warriors is the first solo exhibition dedicated to the work of Adel Abdessemed in London. The exhibition is organised around two of Abdessemed's major works, including Habibi, 2003, a 17-metre human skeleton made of fibreglass and a new installation entitled Silent Warrior, which comprises numerous colourful masks made from found tin cans.
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