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  • 12G - Twelve Gates Arts 51 South 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)

Solo show by Amina Ahmed
Sep 2 - Oct 15, 2016

Personal Practice: One arrives at a state of beholdenness when one sees deeply into everything that is given. Being beholden binds one to the Giver, leaving one in a state of ecstatic bindingness.

The binding can never be whole while one lives, and so one is filled with longing. A longingness that leads once again to the joy of beholdenness. One's work becomes a gift to the Giver, made from and of this eternal cycle.

Madad* is a prayerful invocation - a supplication made with the intention of seeking the extension of Divine grace. 
(from the artist, July 2016) 

Madad will be on view from September 2 - October 15, 2016. Gallery hours are Wed - Sat: 11-5 and by appointment. For additional information please contact Aisha Zia Khan at 215.253.8578 or by email: 

Amina Ahmed was born in East Africa and is a Kutchi Turk Indian. She grew up in England and has lived in Iran and the USA. Ahmed is a graduate of Winchester School of Art and the Chelsea School of Art. She received her MFA from the Royal College of Art (1991), where she specialized in Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts and was awarded the Barakat Trust prize for excellence.

Her work has been exhibited in the USA, South Asia and Europe. Ahmed is a former studio member of the EFA NYC and is currently a Studio Resident at Mana Contemporary NJ. She lives in NJ. 

Twelve Gates Arts is pleased to support Amina Ahmed in FIELD MEETING Take 4: Thinking Practice. 

Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) New York
A Season-long Platform, September 8 - November 18, 2016

As a proud ACAW Consortium Partner , we are pleased to participate in the 11th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) - A curatorial & educational platform connecting over 40 New York & Asia based art institutions to present cutting-edge exhibitions, innovative projects, provocative dialogues and festivities citywide, culminating in ACAW's signature program FIELD MEETING Take 4: Thinking Practice and other special events.

Earlier Event: May 19
Lived Experiences
Later Event: October 20
Sheherzade's Gift