“El Beit El Kabir” is Sherin Guirguis‘ second solo show in Dubai. This new body of work, built in three parts over the past two years, incorporates a combination of sculptural forms, paintings and works on paper. Shown together for the first time, they continue an interplay between personal and public histories, more specifically taking cues from Sherin’s Egyptian heritage and her experience as an Egyptian-American immigrant. Framed through the lens of her diasporic identity, the exhibition recreates the last vestiges of a connection with her homeland.
Sherin Guirguis was born in Luxor, Egypt in 1974 and lives in works in Los Angeles. She received her BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997 and her MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2001. In 2012 she was awarded the prestigious California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists. Sherin’s work has been acquired by the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; the Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX and the Las Vegas Museum of Contemporary Art, NV.