Gaby Sahhar                                                                                                    

1992, London

lives and works between London and Paris 

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2024 Spiaggia Libera Gallery, Paris (forthcoming)

2024 Quench, Margate, UK 

2023 CIRCA Prize Shortlist

2023 Art O Rama, Marseille

2023 Whitechapel Gallery, Escape the Slick with Duchamp and Sons 

2023 MAC VAL Paris (Forthcoming)

2022 Kooples Art Award - Champs-Élysées

2022 PAGE NYC 

2021 Inner City Pressure, SPACE Ilford

2019 Second Home, Sweetwater, Berlin 

2019 Almanac Projects, Turin, Italy 

2018 I am, PlayCo, London

2017 Totally Different Animals (with Rosie Grace Ward), Arcadia Missa, London

2016 Upgrade me, Tesco Extra, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 Magasin Généraux, Paris (forthcoming) 

2024 Art Brussels Fair, Brussels 

2024 Gallery Artbeat, Tbilisi

2024 Focal Point Gallery, Big Screen, UK 

2024 Institut du Monde Arab, Arab Futures, Paris 

2023 Sultana, Arles, 

2023 Mamoth, London 

2022 Restaurant Projects NYC 

2022 SPACE Artist Award, Ilford

2022 Sadie Coles HQ The Shop - Queerdirect Group show 

2021 HESTIA, 55bis, Inner City Pressure, Paris 

2020 MIXED // VARIOUS // UNTITLED  curated by Mohamed Almusibli, Truth and Kinship

2020  VII Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Museum of Moscow, Crime in Progress

2020 La Casa Encendida, Madrid 

2020 Burn Out, Freud Museum, London

2020 Working Progress, South London Gallery, London

2020 GENDERS, science Gallery, London

2018 ArtWorks Open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London

2017 The Night Holds its Breath, Penarth Center, London

2017 Everyone is Now Rich Apparently, Arcadia Missa NY, New York

2016 Encounters, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm

Selected Screenings, Events and Teaching 

2024 Somerset House Artist Fair, Talk

2023 Wellcome Collection, Being Human Workshop

2023 Whitechapel Gallery, Duchamp and Sons 

2023 Bristol University, Spike Island 

2022, London Metropolitan University 

2022, Bristol university, Spike Island 

2021 Cashmere Radio, Portals, Berlin 

2021 Panel, Spike Island, Selected XI  with artists, River Cao, Sam Grant

2021 Selected 11, selected by Hannah Quinlan, Rosie Hastings 

2020 (Interview) Whitechapel Gallery, Derek Jarman Film Award, In conversion with Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings

2020 (Panel) VII Moscow International Biennale, Epic Fail / The Praise of Failure, 

2020 BFI, London Film Festival, Truth and Kinship 

2020 DRAF, Truth and Kinship 

2020 (Upcoming) Science gallery + King's College (Teaching) London 

2019 Queerdirect Publication, Mimsoa House, London

2019 Spike Island, (Teaching) Bristol

2019 Still I Rise,(Teaching) Arnolfini gallery, Bristol

2019 Winchester university, (Teaching) Winchester 

2019 Tate Collectives (Teaching) TATE, London 

2018 All Too Human, (Teaching) Queerdirect Life Drawing, Tate Britain, London

Queerdirect: Examining the Reaction to Heteropatriarchy, London Design Week, London

The Disappearance of Gaby Sahhar (screening), AQNB, London

Networking: An Evening with Queerdirect, Somerset House, London

2017 Queerdirect Life Drawing, Tate Britain, London

The Disappearance of Gaby Sahhar (screening), Tate Britain, London

The Disappearance of Gaby Sahhar (screening), Site Specific Location, New York

Visualise Queerness: Platinum Paradise, Tate Britain, London

Secrets of Palastine (screening), Penarth Studios, London

Secrets of Palastine (screening), Samariterstraße 35, Berlin

2016 Upgrade Me (screening), Tesco Extra Streatham, London

Shard Species (screening), Online

Residencies and Awards 

2024 City Des Arts, Paris (forthcoming)

2022 Kooples Art Award

2021 SPACE, Artist Award 

2020 Arts Council England, DYCP

2019 Almanac Projects, Turin, Italy 

2015 Crossway Foundation / Art Jameel, Tokyo


2015 BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, London

2023, Whitechapel Gallery Ethics Committee Member, London UK (ongoing)