Adham Faramawy


Adham Faramawy will present a new film work continuing their research into identity, bodies, desire and queering ideas of the natural. Centering on our entanglement with local multispecies ecologies, specifically the Wanstead Flats and the Hackney Marshes local to Faramawy’s studio, the film will examine stories of migration and ideas of desirability, questioning the different ways a body, behaviour, movement or interaction might be desirable and when it or they might be unwelcome.

The heart wants what the heart wants will be screened for 48 hours as part of our online programme, broadcast via the homepage on our website. When to watch: 8pm June 25th – 8pm June 27th. All online commissions will be broadcast again as part of our marathon screening at 8pm, Thursday 15th July.

Commissioned by Art Night with support from Near Now and Wysing Art Centre.


Adham Faramawy lives and works in London. Their work spans moving image, sculptural installation and print. Faramawy has recently exhibited works in group shows at Somerset House, London (2020) and Science Gallery, London (2020), they were shortlisted for the Jarman award 2017. In 2019 the artist presented Skin Flicks at a screening dedicated to their work at Tate Britain. Faramawy was a 2018/2019 fellow at Broadway’s Near Now, Nottingham.

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