Mandy El-Sayegh's research-based practice stems from an interrogation of the part-to-whole relation in the fields of science and philosophy. Working across painting, installation, drawing and writing, she addresses the breakdown of sociopolitical, economic and semantic orders whilst also exploring the poetic and linguistic capacities of fragmented codes. This exploration manifests itself through a practice of continually evolving methods and experimental processes, in which conditions are set up to engender chance response and open up space for the production of composites. Meaning is kept in a state of flux.
Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions such as Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj (2017); Taking Part, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest (2016); this is a sign, Carlos/Ishikawa, London (2016); Room Services, New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, New York (2016); For Pete’s Sake, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm (2016); RCA Painting Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London (2010) and Mash Experience, Oxford Street, London (2007).
El-Sayegh received a BA in Mixed Media Fine Art from the University of Westminster, London (2007) and an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London (2009). Born in 1985 in Selangor, Malaysia, she currently lives and works in London.
This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 13.