Emii Alrai
b.1993, lives and works in Leeds

Contact: emiialrai@gmail.com

2016-2018 University of Leeds, MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies
2011-16 University of Leeds, BA Fine Art (International)
2014-2015 École Supérieure d’art et de design Marseille-Méditerranée (Erasmus)


2020 Jerwood Solo Presentations, Jerwood Arts (London) *postponed until 2021*
2020 The High Dam, The Tetley (Leeds) *On til 29th November*
2019 Tutelaries, VITRINE (London) 
2019 House of Teeming Cattle, Two Queens (Leicester)
2018 An Ancient Quiver, GLOAM Gallery (Sheffield)

Duo Shows
2019 Fallow, Duo show with Angus McCrum, The Rectory Projects (London)

Group Shows  
2019 Odds, TOMA (Southend)
2017 Eternal Interstice, Ladybeck (Leeds)
2017 Chiens Amers/Bitter Hounds, performance with Blanche Godivier, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Leeds)
2017 The Hum, curated by Tžužjj, Caustic Coastal (Salford)
2017 Limbo Lambada, Hutt Collective (Nottingham)
2016 #1, FAHACS Project Space, University of Leeds  (Leeds)
2016 The Art House Residency Exhibition, The Art House (Wakefield)
2016 FUAM Graduate Art Prize, The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery (Leeds)
2016 Space and Place, Left Bank (Leeds) 
2016 And Again, University of Leeds Fine Art degree show (Leeds)
2016 Cinq, Untitled BCN, Barcelona (Spain) 
2015 Entre Autre, Galérie M.A.D (Marseille)

Residencies + Awards + Other
2020 Yorkshire Sculpture International Sculpture Network
2019 Yorkshire Sculpture International Engagement Artist (Yorkshire)
2018 The Tetley Artist Associate Programme (Yorkshire) 
2018 Club : Making Matters commission, Yorkshire Sculpture International  (Yorkshire)
2017 Club : Studio bursary, The Art House (Wakefield)
2016 FUAM Graduate Art Prize, The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery (Leeds)
2016 Graduate residency, The Art House (Wakefield) 

Co-Founder and organiser of Nocturne (2016-2019)
2019 Making Marks, The Arab British Centre and Madeenah Kuwait
2017-19 Member of Club 
2016 Experimental compositions Scores (2016) workshopped with soprano Juliet Fraser @ The Calder, The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

Publications + Features
2020 tofeelclose.com with Eve Tagny, AKA Artist Run https://www.tofeelclose.com/
2018 The Sleep, #8 How To Sleep Faster, Arcadia Missa annual publication (London)
2018 The Bone Cruncher, Winter Solstice  https://swan-song.co.uk/
2017 Limbo Lambada x isthisit? https://www.isthisitisthisit.com/limbo-lambada


2020 Review : Emii Alrai, The High Dam, The White Pube

2019 Interview : Emii Alrai, YAC |Young Artists in Conversation

2019 Tutelaries : Top 7 Art Exhibitions to See in London, FAD Magazine

2019 Tutelaries, Angélica Fajardo, Corridor 8

2019 Tutelaries, Naila Scargill, Trebuchet Magazine

2019 Tetley Artist Associate Programme, University of Leeds