Faisal Hussain is an Artist who graduated from Falmouth Art College in 1999. His portfolio of work spans public art, film, sculpture, audio, and text art. His artwork is part of permanent collections in the Manchester Art Gallery, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and Urban Nation, Berlin.
Currently, he is archiving one of the largest south asian record collections in the UK and creating and curating new works as part of a 3-year-long project funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund. This work has been on BBC 6 Music and in articles in the Guardian and Vinyl Factory as well as being nominated for the Best Event AMA award for the exhibition 'Request Line' at the Manchester Museum's new South Asia Gallery.
Recently he also completed his first edited chapter for 'Contemporary Reflections on Critical Terrorism Studies' on Routledge. Last year his work was published in the periodical 'Hommes et Migrations' for the Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration in Paris and his artwork was used for the cover of 'Muslimischsein Im Sicherheitsdiskurs' in Germany.
He continues to create artwork on CTS, diaspora, heritage, and cultural policy, exhibiting at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, The Midlands Arts Centre, Urban Nation Museum, Berlin, and The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London in 2022. Past work has included; 'It Might be nothing but It Could Be Something..', a commission with varied academics from the University of Birmingham and Eastside Projects. His work has been selected for IKON for Artists and for The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2020. His solo exhibition 'Suspect Objects Suspect Subjects' is currently being developed after an extended exhibition at the Brunei Gallery in London at SOAS. He presented a sample of his work at BISA at Warwick University and at Birmingham University in September 2022.
He completed an exchange trip to Pakistan with The British Council in 2019 and as an artist in residency in Berlin at Urban Nation, was selected for the NAE OPEN as well as exhibiting at Manchester Contemporary with Vivid Projects. Exhibiting his public works in Margate during the Turner Prize 2019/20. His first solo show saw Faisal asked to speak at The University of Birmingham, on BBC National & local news & The National in UAE.
He is the Director of True Form Projects which has recently been awarded a 3-year grant to develop the organization and its archive of over 3000 vinyl records. He curated and produced the Four Fathers project shown at the Library of Birmingham and the 'History Of Asian Youth Culture' project shown at Birmingham City University's Parkside Gallery and at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Faisal was chosen to take part in Chris Ofili’s Freeness project and his independent satirical music video was specially mentioned by NPR Radio on the subject of 'Pakistan Writers Take Center Stage' in the US by Sarfraz Manzoor and by the Guardian UK by Editor Jonathan Freedland.
Information on artworks is available on request.
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