Susan Hefuna: THOUGHT

26 Jun 2020 – 18 Jul 2020

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Free admission

Pi Artworks

London, United Kingdom


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  • Oxford Circus / Margaret Street
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Pi Artworks London is delighted to announce Susan Hefuna’s solo exhibition ‘Thought’ as part of London Collective.


Launched on 26 June 2020, London Collective brings together 40 of the UK’s best commercial galleries to present exhibitions and artists’ projects on Vortic Collect, the new extended reality app for the art world.

Susan Hefuna’s first ever extended reality solo exhibition "Thought", presents a selection of the artist’s internationally acknowledged drawings and a textile work, specially curated for Vortic Collect. "Thought" will remain on view until Saturday 18 July 2020 - download the Vortic Collect app via the App Store to view the exhibition.

Hefuna regards drawing as a cornerstone of her practice and in an ongoing body of work on tracing paper that includes her Buildings and Cityscapes series, presents abstracted images inspired by microscopic molecular and biological—as well as larger architectural—forms. Sometimes suggesting Minimalist grids or the schematic appearance of early computer graphics, the drawings’ delicate ink lines constitute a reflection on structure in every sense of the word. Hefuna has characterised her drawings in general as being especially related to her life and travels, but declines to identify them with particular events or locations. “A drawing has no nationality,” she told Flash Art magazine in 2010, “and has no time and space. It is its own universe.”

Susan Hefuna, b.1962, Berlin, lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany, New York, USA, and Cairo, Egypt. Selected exhibitions include; Global(e) Resistance, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2020 - upcoming), But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, Galleria d'Arte Moderna Milano, Italy (2018); Long Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition, Katonah Museum of Art, New York, USA (2018); TOGATHER (solo), Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, UK (2017); Sol LeWitt - A tribute(group), Gemeente museum Den Haag, Den Haag, The Netherlands (2016); Imperfect Chronology, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2016); Susan Hefuna: Crossroads 2002-2015 (solo), Pi Artworks London, UK (2016); But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise, Guggenheim New York, USA (2016); The Strange and the Familiar (solo), UBS Schloss Wolfsberg, Switzerland (2015); Contemporary Art of the Middle East, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA (2015); Susan Hefuna:Another Place(solo), Sharjah Art Foundation, Bait Al Serkal, Sharjah (2014); Buildings (solo), Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany (2014); Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York, USA (2014); Nouvelles Vagues- Champs Elysees, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2013); On the Edgware Road, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (2012); Edgware Road@Cairo 2010/1431 (solo), The Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (2010); On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2010); Fare Mondi, 53rd Venice Biennial, Italy (2009); and The Jameel Art Prize, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK (2009).

Selected public collections including her work; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, UAE; Guggenheim NY, USA; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA; LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), CA, USA; The Louvre Museum, Paris, France; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE; Barjeel Art Foundation Collection, UAE, British Museum, UK and Victoria and Albert Museum, UK. Susan Hefuna's work is documented in a three volume publication Pars Pro Toto by curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, released in 2008-2014.

For more information and all enquiries please contact Pi Artworks London at london@piartworks.com and +442076378403 | www.piartworks.com |@piartworks

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