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Nora Awad

b. 1995, Vienna, Austria
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
@nora.e.awad

About the artist
Nora Awad

Awad’s work explores the dynamics of how dreams are constituted and the way in which they are subject to a continual process of entering a dialogue between herself and others. “Dreams are like a second life that you are gifted. They are a parallel world, where everything can be different and yet the same, a type of inverted answer to our lived experiences.”

Her abstract works act like mirrors reflected in the choice of her materials. There are dissonances and harmonies echoing the suggestion of expressive traces, which threaten to momentarily unravel but held by congregations of multifaceted color. They often break free, winding into the crevices of her abstract paintings and bound together with an energy that seems to resolve in her intuitively painted translations.

Nora Awad’s intensely visual language is rooted in her observations of dreams made visual – the fleeting impulses of the past rendered concrete in art.

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Selected works
Nora Awad

Dreams (Garden of an aristocratic family in the 20th century I), 2021

oil, acrylic, gouache, pastel, chalk, pen on canvas
33.5 x 25.6 inches
85 x 65 cm

Escape from gravity, 2020

oil, acrylic, pastel, chalk on canvas
43.3 x 31.5 inches
110 x 80 cm

Falling asleep in the forest, 2021

oil, acrylic, gouache, gouache, pastel, chalk, on canvas
27.6 x 27.6 inches
70 x 70 cm

Dreams, 2021

oil, acrylic, gouache, gouache, pastel, chalk, on canvas
37.4 x 29.5 inches
95 x 75 cm

Nightmare in wonderland, 2021

oil, acrylic, gouache, gouache, pastel, chalk, marker on canvas
25.6 x 33.5 inches
65 x 85 cm

Dreams (Garden of an aristocratic family in the 20th century I), 2021

oil, acrylic, gouache, pastel, chalk, pen on canvas
33.5 x 25.6 inches
85 x 65 cm

She went for a walk into the old forest, 2021

oil, acrylic, gouache, pastel, chalk, pen on canvas
37.4 x 29.5 inches
95 x 75 cm

Dreams (deep in the English forest I & II), 2021

oil, acrylic, oil chalk on canvas
19.7 x 39.4 inches
50 x 100 cm

Exhibition views
Nora Awad

education and exhibitions
Nora Awad

Education

2019 – today
University of applied Arts, Class Valérie Favre & Philosophy/Ethics at Freie Universität, Berlin – DE

2015- 2019
Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Screen based Media, Berlin – DE

Group Exhibitions

2020
Animation of dead Material, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin – DE

2019
Manifest with the Iltis Collective, Booklet and Art Fair – DE

2017
Lichtraum, Kühlhaus, Berlin – DE

2012
Associations, Ephesos Museum, Vienna – AUS

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