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Holding Patterns: Sofiyah Ruqayah

Exhibition Period: 1 -23 October

4A HAYMARKET

181-187 Hay St, Haymarket, NSW 2000

In a period of uncertainty and stasis, artists have demonstrated the capacity of human creativity through artistic innovation, lateral thought, and inspired action. In our current period of changes and shifts, 4A is pleased to invite you to engage with Holding Patterns, a series of four solo exhibitions on view from July to October. Curated by Con Gerakaris and Reina Takeuchi, these exhibitions highlight and support the works of Sydney-based artists Kien Situ, Crossing Threads®, Shireen Taweel and Sofiyah Ruqayah, utilising our ground-floor gallery space and windows out onto Haymarket’s streets.

Sofiyah Ruqayah (b. 1992, Sydney) is a Sydney-based artist working across drawing, installation, collage and painting to explore the strange territories between human and nonhuman realities. She is interested in themes of mutation, dream and spirit worlds. Drawing upon imagined and felt connections between various bodies, presences and memories, as well as familial and cultural myths of embodiment, Sofiyah’s practice invites us to speculate on our nonhuman origins and intertwined fates. In 2020, Sofiyah is undertaking a 12-month studio residency at Parramatta Artists’ Studios and will present her first solo exhibition at 4A in October, as part of the Holding Patterns exhibition series. She has exhibited both locally and internationally, including group exhibitions at Lubov Gallery (New York), Peacock Gallery (Sydney) and at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (Sydney) with Woven Kolektif, a collective of emerging Australian artists with personal ties to Indonesia.

In line with COVIDSafe visitor limits, it is recommended that visitors pre-book preferred gallery viewing times. Click here to read current visitor guidelines for 4A.

Holding Patterns: Sofiyah Ruqayah is exhibited at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art from 1 October - 23 October 2020.

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1) Sofiyah Ruqayah, Whatever Makes You Cold Freezes Me, 2018, watercolour and collage on paper, in two parts: 240 × 120 cm each; photo: Peter Morgan; courtesy the artist.

2) Sofiyah Ruqayah, 'spit yourself out', 2019, photographed by Peter Morgan

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