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Orange

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Portrait

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StereoBrownie

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Pomegranate

Size/37 x 27 cm
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Building an Empty Empire

Size/37 x 27 cm
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Hajuvetta

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Poison

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Inas Al-soqi

Birth Year

Country of birth

Country of residence

1987

Palestine

USA

Artist’s Story

Half Palestinian and half Romanian, Al-soqi’s work draws upon the cultural diversity she encounters on her trips around the world, as well as her own diverse background / Al-soqi is a visual artist working with hand-cut collage, printmaking, drawing and painting / In her collage work she plays with the dichotomy between the sanctioned and the unsanctioned and that of folk and fine art, through satire, ironic interpretation of class and nobility / There is a testimony in her composition of: Eastern culture, Arab culture, early colonial federalism and violence against women / Her art has made its way to esteemed collections in various museums private collections in Romania, Italy, Germany, Holland, France and the USA /
“A dreamer composing her story through collage, paint and printmaking”

Full CV

Education

2014 Masters in Art Business, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, USA
2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Boston, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Povesti-Stories, Art Yourself, Bucuresti, Romania

2016 Povesti-Stories, Arad Museum, Arad, Romania

2015 The Gypsy Storyteller, Gitana Rosa, NY, USA

2015 Inas Al-Soqi at Van Gogh Huis, Van Gogh Huis Museum, Zundert, The Netherlands

2015 Paint Pens Collective, San Francisco, USA

2014 Oi Va Voi Studio and Gallery, Catello 996, Venice, Italy

2012 Across the Pond and Back, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Oak Bluffs, MA, USA

2012 Collage Installation at MC Theater, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012 Detail Oriented, POP-UP Gallery Ijburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012 Live Art, NoLimit, Geldershoofd 80, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012 Home Coming Restaurant, Heesterveld 3, Amsterdam The Netherlands

2011 Inas Al-soqi, Brooklyn Tea Party, NY, USA

2011 Mon Amore, Vineyard Haven, MA, USA

Group Exhibitions

2016 Small World, Katara Art centre, Doha, Qatar

2016 Masks of Courage: Defying true identity, Gallery house, NY, USA

2016 Stefan Jäger International Art Symposium, Galeria Helois, Timisoara, Romania

2016 Stefan Jäger International Art Symposium, Stefan Jäger, Jimbolia, Romania

2016 Chicken, ConArtist collective, NY, USA

2016 The Armory Show, NY, USA

2016 Art rooms, Melia white house, London, UK

2016 Haihatus, Joutsa, Finland

2016 Je ne suis pas Vincent, Reuten gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015 Al-soqi & DeSutter, NY, USA

2015 Slap 2, ConArtist Collective, NY, USA

2015 Celebrity, ConArtist Collective, NY, USA

2015 Kiki’s Restaurant, NY, USA

2015 The Last Day After Summer, NY, USA

2015 Collage Culture Group Show, NY, USA

2015 Summer Group Show, NY, USA

2015 Group Show, 317 Gallery, NY, USA

2015 Invisible Cities, BOSI contemporary gallery, NY, USA

2015 7 X Marrakesh, Hivernage gallery, Morocco

2015 Conception Emerging artists, NY, USA

2015 Storyscape, Tribeca film festival, NY, USA

2015 Van Gogh Huis Museum, Zundert, The Netherlands

2014 Young and Restless, ARTGASM for Glasshouse, NY, USA

2014 My Home Was My Castle, Foundatia Interart Triade, Timisoara, Romania

2014 My Home Was My Castle, Foundatia Interart Triade, Gārâna, Romania

2014 Juicy, Gitana Rosa, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2014 Art for Hospice New York, Hospice, NY, USA

2014 100 Day Anniversary, The Vernissage, Greenpoint Gallery, NY, USA

2014 Spring Equinox Show, Greenpoint Gallery, NY, USA

2013 Winter Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, NY, USA

2013 Oi Va Voi Studio and Gallery, Catello 996, Venice, Italy

2013 Manchester Salon, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

2013 Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, NY, USA

2013 Runaway Parade, Mellow Pages Library, NY, USA

2013 I LOVE ART, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Oak Bluffs, MA, USA

2012 Untitled, Gitana Rosa, NY, USA

2012 Panorama, Galerie Rauchfeld, Rue de Seine, Paris, France

2011 Art Show, Chicken Alley Thrift Shop, Vineyard Haven, MA, USA

2011 Art Flea Market, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Oak Bluffs, MA, USA

2011 Art for Hospice, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Oak Bluffs, MA, USA

2011 ART//DANCE//DRINK , Cavity Lab Studios, East Boston, MA, USA

2011 Inas Al-soqi and Marshall Pratt, V.H. Public Library, Vineyard Haven, MA, USA

2011 Cycles, Yes.Oui.Si Gallery Boston, MA, USA

2010 Seven Artists You Should Know, Feather Stone Center for the Arts, MA, USA

2010 Strange World, Hourglass Tattoo and PBR ART Gallery, Cambridge, MA, USA

2010 Language Barrier, Class Action Suite, Printmaking Department, Boston, MA, USA

2010 Departure, Senior Projects Exhibition, SMFA, Boston, MA, USA

2010 Print and Paper Show, SMFA, Boston, MA, USA

2009 The Mind is a Beautiful Beast, Medicine Wheel – South Boston, MA, USA

2009 Violence Transformed, Resnikoff Gallery – Boston, MA, USA

2009 GASP Engine, GASP Gallery – Brookline, MA, USA

2009 Alternative Landscape, School of The Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, MA, USA

2008 Painting Show, Bag Gallery – School of The Museum of Fine Arts, MA, USA

2008 Drawing Department Exhibition, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, MA, USA

2008 Printmaking Department Exhibition, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, MA, USA

Career Highlights

  • 2014-2015 Artist residency at Van Gogh Huis Museum, Zundert, The Netherlands
  • 2014 Artist residency at Venice printmaking studio, Murano, Venice, Italy
  • Numerous solo shows across USA, and Europe

Series Statement

Empty Empire - Inas Al-soqi’s artistic influences can be traced to her youth spent in Romania and Kuwait, both cultures rich in artistic craft, but where fine art struggles with centuries of tradition. The collage work brings together the sanctioned and the unsanctioned, the obvious and the secret, into her intricate, but elegant works. Her work elevates commonplace printed ephemera into the realm of fine art by playing with the viewer’s senses and expectations. She evokes a satirical sense of class, nobility, and sensibility through vibrant often ironic juxtapositions of patterns, colours and textures.