CLAY, SILK PAPER & STEEL | 29 June–12 July 1998
At Leighton House Museum, London, Koraichi's first solo show presents some thirty works on paper, silk, clay and steel evoking a visual language saturated by signs and writings: Arabic and Berber characters, talismanic numbers and imaginary ideograms.
THE SHAPE OF MEMORIES: ADAMU, KIDANE, QANNA | 8 –23 June 1998
At Leighton House Museum, London, this first London exhibition of Adamu, Kidane and Qanna Sambata introduces forty allegorical works on canvas of thee contemporary artists from Ethiopia, the only African country which was not colonised by Europe.
FERNANDO VELLOSO | 3–14 March 1998
At Leighton House Museum, London, a solo show by Brazilian conceptual and abstract artist Fernando Velloso.
CHRISTINE KHONDJI: DJINNS | 26 February–21 March 1998
Born in France into a mixed French-Iranian family, Khondji unleashes in her shamanic self-portraits the powerful demons or 'djinns' that inhabit us. In this London show at the October Gallery, they are exorcised, staged and bravely exposed.
IN MORPHEUS ARMEN | 19
February–3 May 1998
Featuring the work of Chant Avedissian, Christine Khondji and Qanna Sambata, this exhibition at CCB Antwerp shows the artists’ shared ability to transform their creative imagination into metaphors of their personal heritage.
QANNA SAMBATA: ETHIOPISCH PANORAMA | 24 April–21 August 1997
At Tropenmuseum Amsterdam a comprehensive selection of works by Qanna Sambata, one of the foremost Ethiopian folk artists of the last few decades.
CHAMATKARA: MYTH AND MAGIC IN INDIAN ART | 29 Oct–15 Nov 1996
Featuring nearly 130 works of art by thirty-three leading artists from across India, "Chamatkara" celebrates the fusion of tradition and modernity. At Whiteley Art Gallery, London.
KAMAL LAHBABI: MAQAMAT KAMALIYYA | 13–25 May 1996
The "Maqamat Kamaliyya" or "Kamal Sessions" is the first solo exhibition in London, at Leighton House Museum, of painted papier-mâché portraits by the Moroccan architect-turned-master-ceramicist Kamal Lahbabi.