Fareed Armaly is an artist and curator, whose research-driven methodology draws guidelines out from selected roles and fields of enquiry and sets them into new correspondences “coercing constellations” (Helmut Draxler). Armaly considers the open definition of artistic practice as the medium by which to render a contemporary syntax implicit to a politics of representation, culture, and identity. Exhibitions develop as an aggregate identity consisting of different “scripts” at work, together operating as a tenuous interface shaped between institution and public, to be mediated through the architecture.
The range of work includes; journals Terminal Zone and R.O.O.M. (1987–9); exhibition-projects such as From/To, (1999 Witte de With; 2002 Documenta 11); co-curating (Louisiana Museum, Denmark, 1996); Artistic Director (Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, 1999–2002); commissions from Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva (2007), a Ramallah Museum project (2013–15), NTU CCA, Singapore (2015); for Empty Fields, SALT, Istanbul (2016). Collections include most recently, mumok, Vienna.