Annabel Daou

Annabel Daou

Annabel Daou’s work takes place at the intersection of writing, speech, and non-verbal modes of communication. Her paper- and tape-based constructions, sound pieces, and performances explore the language of power, intimacy and self-encounter. Among her interests is our intangible relationship to time and presence. Daou’s work is often constructed out of lightweight, seemingly ephemeral materials that both indicate and resist a sense of objecthood. Her performances and sound pieces frequently involve interactions with random strangers, and the process of asking questions and recording or transcribing the answers.

Selected works

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

News

News

Biography

Biography

Annabel Daou

Born in Beirut, Lebanon
Lives and works in New York

Scholarships and awards

2011
CentralTrak in Dallas

 

2010
Biennial Award at Cairo Biennale

 

2008
Brown Foundation Fellows Residency

 

Dora Maar House (MFAH), Ménerbes

 

2002 – 2007
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Center Residency in New York

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2017
Fortune

Leila Heller Gallery

, New York

 

Fortune

Showroom in the Orchard Street, New York

 

2016
I don’t care about your body
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

2015
a million times
Albertz Benda, New York

 

2014
your secret is safe with me
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

Measure
Conduit Gallery, Dallas

 

‘Meanwhile…History’, performance
Art Dubai‘s Global Art Forum, Dubai

 

2012
come back to the war
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

you say i want a revolution
Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York

 

2010
repaired landscapes
Conduit Gallery, Dallas

 

2009
knot
David Winton Bell Art Gallery, Brown University, Providence

 

2007
Sex & Politics
Conduit Gallery, Dallas

 

a book of hours
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia

 

2006
AMERICA
Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York

 

2005
ideas about the thing and the thing itself
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia

 

2004
The Last Painting Show
Conduit Gallery, Dallas

 

2002
Striptease
installation at the EFA Studio Center, New York

 

2001
slipping
Conduit Gallery, Dallas

 

1999
a million years
Conduit Gallery, Dallas

 

1997
Fleshpots
Entwistle Gallery, London

 

Dissolve
Rachel Harris Gallery, Fort Worth

 

1995
20th Century Fiction
Rachel Harris Gallery, Fort Worth

Group exhibitions (selected)

2017
Walk the Distance and Slow Down
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado

 

LEARNING FROM BIG MISTAKES
Galerie Tanja Wagner, New York

 

2016
Acts of Sedition
WhiteBox, New York

 

Stages of Trust
Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill, Graz

 

The Big Other
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

White Cube…Literally. On Form and convention of display
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai

 

2015
What We Call Love
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

 

HeartLand
Beirut Exhibition Center

 

2014
Wicked Problem
EFA Project Space, New York City

 

Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists
UB Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, New York

 

EGO EDITIONS
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

Simply Drawn: Gifts to the Columbus Museum from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky
Columbus Museum, Columbus

 

2013
Marking Language
Drawing Room, London

 

Art=Text=Art: Drawings, prints, and artists’ books from the Sally and Wynn Kramarsky Collection
The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjörður

 

The Emo Show
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York

 

40/40
A.I.R. GALLERY, New York

 

Sunday Sessions hosted by Nikolaus Hirsch & Markus Miessen / fortune
PS1, New York

 

2012
Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists
Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick

 

Discussing Metamodernism
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

2011
Beyond The Chaos Between Intelligence And Beauty
Osart Gallery, Milan

 

Art=Text=Art
University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia

 

Drawn / Taped / Burned: Abstraction on Paper
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah

 

states of ruin
Free Museum of Dallas, Dallas

 

2010
Cairo Biennale (representing the US)

 

New York Chronicles
Virginia Commonwealth University, Doha

 

On the Mark: Contemporary Works on Paper
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore

 

First Supper
Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York

 

2009
Close Encounters 2
Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York / Denison Museum, Granville

 

Nature/Nation
Museum On The Seam, Jerusalem

 

On, Of or About: 50 paper works
Texas State University, San Marco

 

Microwave 7
Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston

 

Curvilinear
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia

 

New York New Drawings 1946-2007
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia

 

2008
Political/Minimal
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin / Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi, Lodz (2009)

 

Indexing the Moment
CADD Artlab, Dallas

 

Democracy in America
The Park Avenue Armory, New York

 

Abecedarium for Our Times
apexart, New York

 

Homebase III
New York

 

Indexical Frontiers
Inova, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee

 

2007
Text Messages
Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York

 

Monumental Drawings
Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio

 

2006
Drawn Twice
The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs

 

Double Exposure
Makor Gallery, New York

 

Gridlock
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia

 

Under Construction
SICA, Long Branch

 

Featured Artist
ArteEast Virtual Gallery

 

2005
Ruined Cities, installation/sound project
EFA Studio Center, New York

 

The Dreamland Artist’s Club
Coney Island

 

1996
neXXt metroplex- Artists in their twenties
The MAC, Dallas

 

1995
Six Painters
Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

 

The Book as Object in Art
Wifredo Lam Center, Havana

 

1994
Quinta Bienal de La Habana (The Fifth Biennial of Havana)
Havana

dBfoundation Projects (dBfoundation.org)

2010
We Are Not an Arab Artist, New York Chronicles

Virginia Commonwealth University, Doha

 

2009
Home Base IV
New York

 

CAFÉ
Phillips Collection, Washington

 

2008
i prefer not
The Park Avenue Armory, New York

 

Disarmory
Mulberry, New York

 

2007
aporia:aporia
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles

 

2006
aporia
EFA Gallery, New York

Annabel Daou

Born in Beirut, Lebanon
Lives and works in New York

Catalogues

What We Call Love. From Surrealism to now, Christine Macel, Rachael Thomas (Eds.),
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 2015

 

Contemporary Drawing – from the 1960s to Now, Katherine Stout (Ed.),
Tate Publishing 2014

 

Marking Language, texts by Kate Macfarlane and Melissa Gronlund, Drawing Room London,
London 2013

 

Transmission Annual | Provocation: Sex and Politics Revisited: Collaboration as Counter-Apparatus, Annabel Daou and David Markus, Artwords Press, London 2012

 

Twice Drawn: Modern and Contemporary Drawings in Contex, Tang Teaching Museum, Ian Berry/Jack Shear (Ed.), New York 2011

 

Orienteering, gallery guide for XII International Cairo Biennale, Ranya Husami (Ed.), Cairo 2010

 

12th Cairo International Biennale Catalog, Cairo 2010

 

Art, Word and Image: 2,000 Years of Textual/Visual Interaction, Reaktion Books, University of Chicago Press, Michael Corris, et al (Ed.), Chicago 2010

 

Knot, with David Markus, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, text by Vesela Sretenovic,  Providence 2009

 

Close Encounters 2, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Provisions Library, New York 2009

 

Contemporary Art in the Middle East, Paul Sloman (Ed.), London 2009

 

Nature/Nation, Museum On The Seam, Einat Manoff (Ed.), Jerusalem 2009

 

New York New Drawings 1946-2007, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia 2009

 

the gun is cocked, in: Gagarin 18, Wilfried Huet (Ed.), Antwerp 2008

 

A Guide to Democracy in America, Nato Thompson (Ed.), New York 2008

 

Political/Minimal, KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, Klaus Biesenbach (Ed.), Nürnberg 2008

 

Arte-Sociedad-Reflexion, Havana Biennial Catalogue, Lourdes Castillo (Ed.), Havanna 1994

 

The Crisis of Crisis. Ideology & Marginality, Atlantica International, Figueroa Valdes, 1994

Articles

Brühwürfel der Energie/Drawing – Concentrated Energy by Christiane Meixner, tipBerlin/zitty, Berlin Art | Kunst, 2015/16

 

Zwischen Besitzen und Begehren by Ingeborg Ruthe, Berliner Zeitung, May 2014

 

Intuition and capacity for flight by Thomas W. Kuhn, artmagazine, May 2014

 

Een verlangen naar oprechtheid – Het nieuwe tijdperk: metamodernisme (A Desire for Honesty – The New Age: Metamodernism) by Timotheus Vermeulen & Robin van den Akker, De Groene Ansterdammer, September 2013

 

Notes On Metamodernism by Timotheus Vermeulen, June 19, 2012

 

Josée Bienvenu by Barbara A. MacAdam, ARTnews, May 2012

 

Von hier nach nirgendwo by Thomas W. Kuhn, Der Tagesspiegel, February 11, 2012

 

Marie-Adele Moniot, in: Artlies, Issue 63, 2009

 

Blake Gopnik, in: Washington Post, June 7, 2009

 

Melena Ryzik, in: New York Times, May 10, 2009

 

Danielle O’Steen, in: Express Night Out, Washington DC, May 7, 2009

 

Karen Schiff, in: The Brooklyn Rail, May 2009

 

Cate McQuaid, in: The Boston Globe, April 15, 2009

 

Greg Cook, in: The Phoenix, February 4, 2009

 

Bill van Siclen, in: The Providence Journal, January 29, 2009

 

Irmgard Berner, in: Berliner Zeitung, December 9, 2008

 

Michelle Grabner, Critics’ Picks, in: Artforum, May 2008

 

Charissa Terranova, in: ARTNews, April, 2008

 

Lost in Transliteration by Koan Jeff Baysa, Ctrl + Pdf – Journal of Contemporary Art, March 2008

 

Kevin Bouchard, Annabel Daou & Stephen Lapthisophon – Conduit Gallery, in: Art Lies, Issue 57, 2008

 

Jesse Hughey, in: Dallas Observer, November 4, 2007

 

Laura Seewoester, in: Pegasus News, October 30, 2007

 

Charissa Terranova, in: Dallas Morning News, October 25, 2007

 

Christopher Russell, in: artUS, Issue 20, 2007

 

Holly Myers, in: Los Angeles Times, July 20, 2007

 

Dan Goddard, in: San Antonio Express-News, April 25, 2007

 

Elaine Wolff, in: San Antonio Current, April 10, 2007

 

Barbara A. MacAdam, in: The New Abstraction| ARTnews, April 2007

 

Roberta Fallon, in: Philadelphia Weekly, January 17, 2007

 

Edith Newhall, in: Philadelphia Inquirer, January 12, 2007

 

Block Magazine #04, ruined cities, Israel, 2007

 

Roberta Fallon, in: Artblog, December 24, 2006

 

David Markus, in: The Brooklyn Rail, May 2006

 

Elisabeth Kley, in: Time Out, New York, April 20-26, 2006

 

Edward Sozanski, in: Philadelphia Inquirer, May 6, 2005

 

Roberta Fallon, in: Philadelphia Weekly, April 13, 2005

 

Roberta Fallon, in: Artblog, March 31, 2005

 

Charissa Terranova, in: Dallas Observer, September 30, 2004

 

Charles Dee Mitchell, in: Dallas Morning News, Texas, May 29, 2002

 

Mike Daniels, in: Dallas Morning News, Texas, May 11, 2002

 

Shelly Grimes, in: D Magazine, April 2001

 

Nour Al-Jarah, Al-Mushahid Assiyasi, October – November 1997

Richard Reynolds, in: Flash Art International, New York, October 1997

 

N Abu Hamad, Al Hawadeth, October 3-9, 1997

 

Sue Hubbard, in: Time Out, London, September 24 – October 1, 1997

 

T Zag, in: Al Hayat (Arabic daily newspaper), London, September 17, 1997

 

Mike Daniels, in: Dallas Morning News, Texas, June 27, 1997

 

Suzanne Aktar, in: Fort Worth Star Telegram, Texas, June 22, 1997

 

Susan Platt, in: Art Papers, Seattle, July – August 1996

 

Wade Wilson, in: Fort Worth Star Telegram, Texas, April 7, 1996

 

Wade Wilson, in: Fort Worth Star Telegram, Texas, October 1, 1995

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