Annabel Daou

»Zum Einstieg hier ein Zitat. Sant sita vellest optas volorenat quibus alutiam.«

— Annabel Daou

ABOUT

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

A Year Like Any Other
2021
Action/Figure (Howl, Stumble, Kiss, Forget)
2020
start again
2020
WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS, 2019 - 2020
2020
what do you want?
2018
is this living?
2018
chou hayda / if you only knew
2017-2018
STRIKE, March 8, 2017
2017
they were here
2016
...in the jungle
2016
autobiography of a
2016
this bruise won't go
2015
the blue hour
2015
a million x
2015
And she said you'll never understand (Babel)
2015
want
2014
your secret is safe
2014
FORTUNE
2013-ongoing
from where to where
2010
chaos - eternal lines - wartorn
2008

EXHIBITIONS

Annabel Daou
A Year Like Any Other
Apr 28 – Jul 31, 2021
Annabel Daou
if you only knew
Nov 23, 2018 – Feb 1, 2019
Annabel Daou
I don’t care about your body
Sep 10 – Nov 2, 2016
OFFICIELLE
With a solo presentation by Annabel Daou
Oct 21 – 25, 2015
Annabel Daou
your secret is safe with me
May 2 - Jun 14, 2014
Art Dubai
With a solo presentation by Annabel Daou
Mar 19 – 22, 2014
Annabel Daou
come back to the war
Jan 21 – Mar 3, 2012
Works on Paper
A group exhibition with
Annabel Daou, Rachel Garrard, Cathrin Hoffmann, Šejla Kamerić, Kapwani Kiwanga, Grit Richter, Anna Steinert, Angelika J. Trojnarski, Anna Witt
Dec 04, 2021 – Feb 04, 2022
HOW TO HUMAN
10 years of Galerie Tanja Wagner
Nov 14, 2020 – Feb 13, 2021
Spring of 2020
With editions by:
Ulf Aminde, Annabel Daou, Šejla Kamerić, Kapwani Kiwanga, Laurel Nakadate, Grit Richter, Lina Scheynius, Angelika J. Trojnarski, Anna Witt.
Jun 18 – Aug 01, 2020
The Armory Show
With works by Annabel Daou and Nilbar Güreş
Mar 8 – 11, 2018
LEARNING FROM BIG MISTAKES
53 Orchard Street, New York
Mar 31 – Apr 9, 2017
The Big Other
Group exhibition organized by Paula Doepfner with works by Ulf Aminde, Kerstin Brätsch, Mariechen Danz, Annabel Daou, Antje Engelmann, Thomas Helbig, Šejla Kamerić, Kapwani Kiwanga, Michael Müller, Marinella Senatore and Anna Witt.
Jan 29 – Mar 2, 2016
Dallas Art Fair
With works by Annabel Daou and Angelika J. Trojnarski
Apr 10 – 12, 2015
EGO EDITIONS
Group exhibition with editions by Ulf Aminde, Mariechen Danz, Annabel Daou, Paula Doepfner, Šejla Kamerić, Kris Lemsalu, Grit Richter, Issa Sant and Angelika J. Trojnarski
Jan 25 – Mar 1, 2014
Art Brussels
With works by Annabel Daou, Mariechen Danz and Angelika J. Trojnarski
Apr 18 – 21, 2013
Art Dubai
With works by Annabel Daou and Šejla Kamerić
Mar 20 – 23, 2013
Discussing Metamodernism
Mar 17 – Apr 21, 2012

NEWS

Gallery Weekend Berlin – Summer Sepcial
Annabel Daou – A Year Like Any Other
Gallery Weekend Berlin
Jun 18 – 20, 2021
Berlin Gallery Weekend 2021: Stalked by Melancholia and Lamentation
Annabel Daou
by William Kherbek
Flash Art
May 5, 2021
Gallery Weekend 2021: Die zehn Highlights, die man gesehen haben muss
Annabel Daou
by Hanno Hauenstein
Berliner Zeitung
Apr 25, 2021
Gallery Weekend Berlin
Annabel Daou – A Year Like Any Other
Gallery Weekend Berlin
Apr 30 – May 2, 2021
ZEHN JAHRESJUBILÄUM
Programmaufbau, Sammlerpflege, Künstlerförderung: So stellt eine Galeristin die Weichen für die Zukunft
by Christian Herchenröder
Handelsblatt
Jan 14, 2021
Dem Menschsein auf den Grund gehen
Ein Besuch in der Galerie Tanja Wagner
by Ferial Nadja Karrasch
art-in-berlin
Dec 18, 2020
Annabel Daou
On Celestial Bodies
Group exhibition curated by Kevser Güler
Arter, Istanbul
Sep 10, 2020 - Mar 07, 2021
Annabel Daou
Annabel Daou to hold 12-hour artistic performance on Instagram
Yahoo News
Apr 2, 2020
Annabel Daou
Annabel Daou will take on your worries in a 12-hour durational performance
By Gabriella Angeleti
The Art Newspaper
Apr 1, 2020
Annabel Daou
I will worry for you (from dusk till dawn)
Performance
The Lobby, New York
Mar 21 - 22, 2020
Annabel Daou
Rituals of Regard and Recollection
Group exhibition curated by Tricia Heuring
Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalester College , St. Paul, Minnesota
Jan 31 - Mar 08, 2020
Annabel Daou
Dissolving Artifacts
Group exhibition
Studio 200, New York
Jan 09 - April 12, 2020
Annabel Daou
Fall Open Studio
Group exhibition
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York
Nov 15 - Nov 16, 2019
Annabel Daou
Reclaiming Our Time
Group exhibition curated by Strange Fire Collective
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), Milwaukee
Oct 18 - Dec 07, 2019
Annabel Daou
Sounding the Museum: A Shared Reflection on the Chou Hayda (What is this?) Intervention at the National Museum of Beirut
by Amanda Abi Khalil and Nadim Mishlawi
CURATOR: The Museum Journal
Jul 29, 2019
Annabel Daou
Fortune
Performance
signs and symbols, New York
Jun 30 - Dec 30, 2019
Annabel Daou
Fortune
Performance
Spring Open Studios, New York
Mar 29 – Mar 30, 2019
Annabel Daou
Living Room UIT (Use it together)
Group exhibition curated by Amanda Abi Khalil
iscp - International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York
Feb 12, 2019 – May 10, 2019
Annabel Daou
The Naked Truth. A European history.
Group exhibition curated by Josien Beltman
Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede
Jan 26 – Jun 16, 2019
Annabel Daou
Annabel Daou in der Galerie Tanja Wagner
by Ferial Nadja Karrasch
Blog Ferial Karrasch
Jan 4, 2019

BIOGRAPHY

Annabel Daou

Born in Beirut, Lebanon
Lives and works in New York

Scholarships and awards

2019
Pollock-Krasner ISCP Residency in New York

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, performances and projects (selected)

2021
A Year Like Any Other
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

I will worry for you (from dusk till dawn)
School, Vienna

2020
chou hayda
Signs and Symbols, New York

I will worry for you (from dusk till dawn)
The Lobby, New York

2019
Fortune
Spring Open Studios, New York

Fortune
Signs and Symbols, New York

2018
if you only knew
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Chou Hayda? an audio guide project
by Annabel Daou and the people of Beirut
The Beirut Museum of Art, Beirut

life itself

Conduit Gallery, Dallas

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

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)

2021
Trauma and Response 
UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX

signs and symbols: artist and allies IV
signs and symbols, New York

2020
On Celestial Bodies
Arter, Istanbul

HOW TO HUMAN
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Spring of 2020
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Dissolving Artifacts
Studio 200, New York

Rituals of Regard and Recollection, 
Law Warschaw Gallery, St. Paul, MN

2019
After Europe
Sophiensaele, Berlin

Reclaiming Our Time
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), Milwaukee

The Naked Truth. A European history.
Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede

Living Room UIT (Use it together)
iscp – International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York

2018
Privacy in Public
Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York

The Queens English: Who Owns It?
City Lore, New York

2017
Fünfter Akt
Trabanten, Düsseldorf

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: From Surrealism To Now
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

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

Q & A: Annabel Daou by Rafael Soldi, Strange Fire , November 24, 2016

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

X marks the spot by Laura van Straaten, Aïshti, December 2015/January 2016

Heartland-Territoire d’affects. Une terre d’amour et de désamour by L’Hebdo Magazine, November 2015

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