Is It Morning For You Yet?58th Carnegie International


Dala Nasser

Dala Nasser (b. 1990, Lebanon; lives in Beirut) received her BFA from Slade School of Fine Arts, London (2016) and her MFA at Yale School of Art (2021) with a focus on painting. As a material-based artist working through abstraction and alternative forms of image-making in painting, performances, and films, she applies an interdisciplinary approach to examine histories, ecologies, and toxicity, producing context-specific installations. Her works address human and nonhuman entanglements in the perpetually deteriorating environmental, historical, and political conditions resulting from practices of extraction and generations of colonial erasure. Her work has been shown internationally, including at BetonSalon, Paris; Home Works 8, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut; Beirut Art Center; Sharjah Art Foundation; Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles; Victoria Miro, London; and Deborah Schamoni, Munich. Residencies and prizes include Boise Travel Scholarship; Sursock Museums Emerging Artist Prize; artist-in-residence at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut; Gapado AiR, South Korea; and VO Curations, London.

a large textile suspended from the ceiling of a gallery
Dala Nasser, Red in Tooth (detail), 2021, muslin, salt, and natural pigment, 590 1⁄2 × 157 1⁄2 in., Courtesy of the artist and Deborah Schamoni