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Rosalind Nashashibi

The 2020 National Gallery Artist in Residence

The first to be chosen since the launch of the new Modern and Contemporary Programme

Rosalind Nashashibi

Rosalind Nashashibi was born in 1973 in Croydon and currently lives and works in London. She is a filmmaker and painter and her often collaborative work uses cinematic traditions to develop unforeseen narratives and alternative ways of looking.  

Nashashibi began her residency in September 2019. She worked in the National Gallery’s on-site Artist’s Studio, benefitting from the proximity to the Gallery’s collection, research and teams. The residency culminated in a publication and display of her new work in dialogue with gallery’s Spanish Baroque collection in Room 30 in December 2020.  

The 2020 National Gallery Artist in Residence was a collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society, generously supported by Anna Yang and Joseph Schull, who acquired a work by Nashashibi made during the residency for the National Gallery’s project partner, the Pier Art Centre, Orkney. 

Nashashibi was appointed Artist in Residence after being selected by a jury comprised of: Alessio Antoniollo Director, Gasworks, London; Katrina Brown, Director, The Common Guild, Glasgow; Caroline Douglas, Director, Contemporary Art Society, London; Neil Firth, Director, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney; Prof. Louise Wilson, Artist and Daniel F. Herrmann,  Curator of Modern and Contemporary Projects, National Gallery. 

In 2017, Nashashibi was shortlisted for the Turner Prize, and her work has been featured in prestigious exhibitions including 'Documenta 14' (2017), 'Sharjah 'Biennial 10' (2011), 'Manifesta 7' (2008) and representing Scotland in the 2007 'Venice Biennale'. She was the first woman to win the Beck’s Futures prize in 2003. Recent solo exhibitions took place at the Secession, Vienna; The Art Institute of Chicago  and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. Her work is included in many public collections, among others the British Arts Council, UK; Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Tate Britain, London. Nashashibi is currently Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University, London. 

An Overflow of Power and Sentiment
Nashashibi's response to the emotional drama of the Gallery’s 17th-century Spanish paintings.
Artist in Residence 2020
Rosalind Nashashibi catalogue
Own the catalogue of Rosalind Nashashibi, the inaugural artist in our new Artist in Residence programme. Special Gallery price £20.00.
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'Unexpected views'
Rosalind Nashashibi chats to curator Priyesh Mistry about Jusepe de Ribera
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