Mitra Saboury Pulling Walls: Curator's Tour

8 Oct 2016

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Grand Union

Birmingham, United Kingdom


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Curator of Mitra Saboury’s exhibition, Anneka French, will give an informal tour of the exhibition at Grand Union.


Following an intensive period of residency at Grand Union and the surrounding area of Digbeth in summer 2015, we are delighted to present a two-part solo exhibition of new work by Mitra Saboury.

Based between London and Los Angeles, Saboury uses her body as a sensual and sentient research tool to explore the architectural contexts of domestic and urban space. With a background in neuroscience, her practice considers the physical and psychological impacts of space upon the body. Her work across a range of media including sculpture, video, photography and performance probes aspects of interior and exterior space that are usually overlooked, making works that are frequently playful and sometimes uncomfortable.

Alongside her exhibition at Grand Union, a selection of new and existing video works by Saboury will be screened at Eastside’s Millennium Point in its Atrium. These will be dramatically shown on a screen measuring 12m x 7m and on smaller monitors from 5 September – 4 November, shown intermittently throughout the day.

Pulling Walls is the first solo exhibition of Saboury’s work to be presented outside of the USA and is curated by Birmingham-based curator Anneka French.

The exhibition is generously supported by Arts Council England, Millennium Point and Crisis.


Anneka French

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Mitra Saboury

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