Shadi Habib Allah works across film, drawing, sculpture, and installation, often drawing on a process of deep research and on-the-ground physical engagement in specific locales.
Richly varied in form and focus, his recent projects run the gamut from traveling along illicit trade routes with Bedouin smugglers to documenting labor and banter between mechanics in a Miami body shop. In works like these, he homes in on economies of people, objects, and images, tracing various ways of navigating through these networks or investigating their structures. Here, the artist presents a new series of photographs alongside recent video works.
Habib Allah’s Put to Rights Renaissance Society exhibition is presented in conjunction with Hammer Projects: Shadi Habib Allah a related project at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, 22 September, 2018 –20 January, 2019.