GCC

GCC, an acronym that does not necessarily stand for, but alludes to, the Gulf Cooperation Council (the intergovernmental political and economic partnership that connects six countries in the region), is an artist “delegation” or collective composed of seven members from the Arabian Gulf. The group was formed in 2013 as a nine member collective at Art Dubai. It’s members emeriti include artists Sophia Al-Maria and Monira Al Qadiri. The group has since shown at the 9th Berlin Biennial and Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin; Brooklyn Academy of Music, The New Museum, Whitney Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, Public Art Fund and The James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center in New York; Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris; Sharjah Art Foundation in UAE; and Fridericianum in Kassel. Since its debut at Sultan Gallery, Kuwait, the group has continued to address the shifting systems of power in the Gulf region and abroad. Collective members: Nanu Al-Hamad, Khalid Al Gharaballi, Abdullah Al-Mutairi, Fatima Al Qadiri, Aziz Al Qatami, Barrak Alzaid and Amal Khalaf.

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