Menagerie 1: Nature, Nurture and Nietzsche, 2010
Gouache and watercolour
Original size: 87 x 62 cm
Photographer: Chris Goddard
Medina Hammad is a painter who lives and works in Lincolnshire. Much of her output involves cultural identity and hybridity. She is very interested in the use of exotic motif and its related context. Often she employs autobiographical material as a vehicle for exploring this. The image featured in (detail) is from Pebbles and Avalanches, a show focused on education, where Hammad chose to explore the art college as a menagerie.
Hammad studied at Chelsea, Newport and De Montfort. Selected exhibitions include: Pebbles and Avalanches (curated by Clare Charnley),The Crossley Gallery - Dean Clough, 2010; Medina Hammad – Recent Drawings, Tyler School of Art Philadelphia, 2004. Medina Hammad – New and Recent Work (Solo exhibition) University of Leeds, 2004; Medina Hammad – New and Recent Work (curated by Dr Eddie Chambers), 4 Victoria Street Bristol (Solo exhibition), 2002; Sudanese Stories (Solo exhibition) Usher Gallery, Lincoln, Bradford University, and Peterborough Art Gallery, 1999/2000; Solo Exhibition, Friendship Hall, Khartoum, Sudan, 1995; Solo Exhibition, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, 1993.