On the occasion of her solo exhibition Interiors at Thaddaeus Ropac London, artist Mandy El-Sayegh will be in conversation with writer and art critic Orit Gat.
The pair will discuss the artist’s interdisciplinary practice, which encompasses large-scale paintings, object-based works, performance and video, often configured within immersive installations. Assembling materials from diverse sources, including print media, her father’s Arabic calligraphy, atlases and anatomical studies, El-Sayegh explores how meaning is constructed through processes of repetition and reassembly. For El-Sayegh, collage is a methodology that mirrors the composite nature of identity, facilitating her exploration of psychological and bodily subjectivity.
The talk will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing of the artist’s newly published monograph Superimposition, whi
Mandy El-Sayegh lives and works in London, where she received a BA in fine art from the University of Westminster in 2007, followed by an MA in painting from the Royal College of Art in 2009. Recent solo exhibitions of the artist’s work have been held at Tichy Ocean Foundation, Zurich (2023); Overbeck-Gesellschaft – Kunstverein Lübeck (2023); UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles (2022); Sursock Museum, Beirut (2019); SculptureCenter, Long Island City (2019), and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2019). El-Sayegh was shortlisted for the Prix Jean François Prat in 2023 as well as the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, London in 2017.
Orit Gat lives and works in London. She is currently Acting Director of Digital of ArtReview and a contributing editor at The White Review. She has written about contemporary art and culture for many magazines and is working on her first book, titled If Anything Happens, about football, love and loss.