Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Shoufay Derz
Manly Dam Project

Shoufay Derz was recently invited to exhibit as part of the Manly Dam Project at Manly Regional Art Gallery. As part of this exhibition, Shoufay is currently showing alongside eight contemporary artists from a variety of practices, all of whom created new work inspired by place, history, water management and engineering.

Shoufay Derz is exhibiting the first iteration of her new research project Loving the Alien. This new work plays with tactics of intuition and humour to convey stories of exclusion and collectivity, while delving into the transformative possibilities, impossibilities and risks of site-specific storytelling. In darker times, expressions of joy can be a radical activity.

Presented by Manly Art Gallery & Museum and Water Research Laboratory, a facility of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales.

Exhibition closes Sunday 23 February 2020.

Image: Shoufay Derz, Loving the alien (work in progress) 2019.