Jala Wahid - Conflagration

Jala Wahid - Conflagration
Date 23rd Jun - 10th Sep 2023 Price Free - Drop-in - no ticket required Location Tramway View map

Preview Friday 23 June 2023

Wednesday - Friday 12 to 5pm
Saturday 12 to 6pm
Sunday 12 to 5pm


A new body of work exploring the relationship between Britain and Kurdistan, through the lens of oil. The installation approaches oil as the symbolic material through which nationalism, statelessness, colonialism and Kurdish identity are explored.

Jala Wahid makes work that touches on urgent issues in relation to identity, nationhood, diasporic living and intergenerational legacies. She considers how politics and poetic expression interweave. Wahid looks to embody this intertwining in her work by exploring its urgency, defiance, euphoria and violence to suggest ways of being that challenge fixed definitions of identity.

Conflagration is Wahid’s first institutional solo exhibition and her first in Scotland. It has previously been exhibited at Baltic, Gateshead. 

Image: Jala Wahid, Conflagration (installation view), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. Photo: Rob Harris © 2022 BALTIC