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)

2022 Title TBC, Future Collect Commission, The Hepworth Wakefield & iniva (Wakefield) *upcoming*
2022 The Courtship of Giants, Eastside Projects (Birmingham) *upcoming*
2021 Deposition LayerThreshold Projects, (Leeds) *current*
2021 Passing of the Lilies, Jerwood Solo Presentations, Jerwood Arts (London) 
2020 The High Dam, The Tetley (Leeds) 
2019 Tutelaries, VITRINE (London) 
2019 House of Teeming Cattle, Two Queens (Leicester)
2018 An Ancient Quiver, GLOAM Gallery (Sheffield)

Duo Shows
2022 TBC, Duo show with Eve Tagny, Visual Arts Centre Clarington (Canada)
2019 Fallow, Duo show with Angus McCrum, The Rectory Projects (London)

Group Shows  
2021 Stories We Tell Ourselves, Curated by Matt Kyba, Foreman Gallery (Quebec)
2021 Ecdysis, Curated by Hannah Rowan, Assembly Point (London)
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 + Workshops
2021 Sculpture Workshop, Chisenhale Gallery (London)
2021 In-ruins Residency, Calabria (Italy)
2021 Triangle Astérides Residency, (Marseille) 
2020 Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award
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 (Kuwait)
2017-19 Member of Club 
2016 Scores (2016) workshopped with soprano Juliet Fraser @
         The Calder, The Hepworth Gallery, (Wakefield)

Publications + Features
2021 Commemorative Space edited by Rebecca Senior, Corridor 8 
2021 Capture, supported by Triangle Astérides and Fluxus Art Projects, Bruise Magazine
2020 In Conversation: Griselda Pollock and Emii Alrai, The Tetley 
2020 tofeelclose.com with Eve Tagny, AKA Artist Run https://www.tofeelclose.com/
2020 Museums n’That podcast, Emii Alrai Museums n’That
2020 Souq Sounds with Emii Alrai, Sable radio, Souq Sounds
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

2021 Writing : Jerwood Solo Presentations by Marek Sullivan, Jerwood Arts 
2021 Interview : Emii Alrai & Flora Fettah, Bruise Magazine 

2021 Interview : Emii Alrai & Alexia Abed, Manifesto XXI 

2020 Review : Emii Alrai, The High Dam, Holly Grange, Corridor 8
2020 tofeelclose AKA, akimbo

2020 Review : Emii Alrai The High Dam, Molly the Art History Girl 

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