Desire & Mourning
Adam Farah-Saad will give an overview of their artistic practice and endeavors of the last decade and how they have attempted to use the creative process to understand and traverse the trauma, desire and questioning of life – whilst attempting to forge a sustainable career as an artist.

Adam Farah-Saad – sometimes known as free.yard – is an artist, composer, sauce-maker and bootleg archivist born and raised in London, UK. They are also a Capricorn Sun, Leo Moon and Cancer Rising. Working in a range of media and performative gestures, from moving image, sculpture, poppers, peppers and iPods to walking, cruising and micro-dosing, Farah-Saad aesthetically highlights and dwells on various ephemeral and poetic moments, seeking to open up forms of critical reflection and connection in order to survive and grow as a human.

Previous solo exhibitions include B‐SIDES (THE RE‐UP / PSYCHOCRUISING FAITHFUL MIX), Public Gallery, London, UK (2023); WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM YOU AND MYSELF (PEAK MOMENTATIONS / INSIDE MY VELVET ROPE MIX), Camden Art Centre, London, UK (2021); and PRAISE N PAY IT / PULL UP, COME INTO THE RISE, South London Gallery, London, UK (2018). His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions, recently at Paradise Row, London, UK; No.9 Cork Street, London, UK; Galerie Sultana, Paris, France; Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria; BFI Southbank, London, UK; LUX Scotland, Glasgow; Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague, Czech Republic.
Date: 25 January 2024, 17:00 (Thursday, 2nd week, Hilary 2024)
Venue: 128 Bullingdon Road, 128 Bullingdon Road OX4 1QP
Venue Details:
Speaker: Adam Farah-Saad (the Ruskin)
Organising department: Ruskin School of Art
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Part of: Talks in Contemporary Art
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Johanna Gullberg