Curatorship

I am drawn to curating as I see it as a contemporary tool for critically engaging with pressing issues in an interdisciplinary and collaborative way. My curatorial approach is informed by a conceptual framework that aims to disrupt the viewers preconceived notions of being and knowing by placing local narratives within a global context.

My current areas of research include innovative approaches in contemporary printmaking and the Anthropocene. 

I am always open to working with like-minded curators and artists so would love to hear from you and your project.

Contact: i.arraoui@gmail.com

Beyond paper

This article looks at the work of artists who explore the use of alternative printmaking supports to create work that challenges grand narratives of high art, engages with environmental and social issues and pushes the definition and possibilities of what contemporary printmaking can and could be. Read more

Intaglio printmaking: An evolution of tone and texture

Early engravings and etchings were essentially flat and two-dimensional in character. Over the centuries the exploration of creating tonal depth and surface texture through different intaglio techniques and mark making has resulted in contemporary etchings having a curiously sculptural aesthetic. This essay looks at the various innovations and innovators that gave shape to one of the most intriguing and varied branches of printmaking: the intaglio print. Read more….