Black Desert (2022) is an indoor desert display with lustrous black liquid flowing across the desert sands and two buried print works – all in the corner of red walls. Drawing on migration, petro-cultures and spiritual journeys – the installation amalgamates former and recent alchemical research and poetic moments to allow them a space for hybrid discoveries through critical dialogue.
Ahlam Ahmadi (b. 2000) is an Iranian visual artist who currently works in printmaking, collage and installation. As part of her renewed interest in her roots, her research focuses on Persian, Arabic and Islamic arts. Her practice reflects on personal and collective local past and imagines their possible futures.