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Abdulnasser Gharem

Press release

Abdulnasser Gharem – Smart Obedience

Galerie Nagel Draxler Berlin is pleased to announce Smart Obedience, our first solo exhibition with Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem. Abdulnasser Gharem, born 1973, lives and works in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is one of the most influential artist in Saudi Arabia and supports young artists in his project Gharem Studio. 

From stamps, the ultimate control instruments of power and bureaucracy, Gharem creates images full of hidden messages, quotations in mirror writing and subversive criticism. The installation The Safe, in which Abdulnasser Gharem refers to the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian embassy in Istanbul in 2018, will be reinstalled for the exhibition Smart Obedience.