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Arab.AMP : Dena Al-Adeeb, Sholeh Asgary, +

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Date(s) - 01/31/2020
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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Pro Arts Gallery & Commons and Lime Rickey International

Arab.AMP + Pro Arts present

Dena Al-Adeeb, Sholeh Asgary, Lime Rickey International

31 Jan 2020

Arab.AMP launches their 2020 concert series in partnership with Pro Arts Gallery & Commons; featuring solo work by Oakland artists Sholeh Asgary (sound art), Dena Al-Adeeb (video) and Lime Rickey International (performance). Arab.AMP is a platform for experimental live art and music by artists of the SWANA [South West Asia North Africa] diaspora, region, and their allied communities.

Dena Al-Adeeb, born in Iraq, creates performative, relational works dedicated to participatory art, socially engaged projects, and collaborative engagements. Dena will present “Disturbance” – a visual and performative memoir charting the interconnections between three pivotal moments in contemporary Iraqi history and their relationship to a trilogy of personal and collective displacements.

Sholeh Asgary is an Iranian born multidisciplinary sound artist, educator, and organizer who creates immersive multidisciplinary works, performances, and workshops with a particular interest in liminal spaces experienced by the viewer.

Leyya Mona Tawil, also known as Lime Rickey International, is an artist working with dance, sound and performance practices.  She is the ISSUE Project Room Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow 2020, and has upcoming residencies at Gibney DiP (NYC) and Pieter Performance (LA).  She is the director of TAC: Temescal Art Center and DANCE ELIXIR.

Located across the plaza from Oakland City Hall, Pro Arts Gallery & Commons is a multi-use space for the expanded field of art, debate, experimentation, and collaboration. We house exhibitions, symposiums, experimental music and film programs, literary events, reading groups, workshops, assemblies and community events, and short-term residencies. We are local commons-centric network of autonomous organizations, collectives and individual artists and commoners.

Arab AMP is curated and directed by Leyya Mona Tawil who has worked in the field of performance and music for over 23 years. AMP celebrates the plurality of SWANA voices operating in futurism, the Avant Garde and transgressive forms. The platform is nomadic – operating in partnership with venues inter/nationally to produce live events, commission new work and host an annual “AMP Gathering” weekend festival. 2020 programs will take place in Oakland, Los Angeles and Detroit.

More about Arab.AMP/ @Arab.amp

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