::: HYPERALLERGIC: “Bodies Lose Themselves Within Other Bodies in Erotic Watercolors,” by Seph Rodney, April 5, 2019: “Nadine Faraj’s technique, which is to work wet-in-wet with watercolors on paper, evokes the misty arcs of pleasure and the deep, deep depths of hunger that the sexual act taps.”
::: Queer As I, curated by Dan Halm for HEREart New York “will feature 50 self-portraits from different artists, one portrait for each year since the Stonewall riots. The exhibtion will highlight the power and diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community…” May 2 - June 30, 2019. Opening reception May 2, 5-7pm. Gallery hours, Tuesday-Friday 2-7pm; World Pride Celebration June 27, 5-7pm. 145 6th Avenue New York, NY 10013. Here.org
::: NADINE FARAJ: Get Used To Us, February 28 - April 6, 2019 at Anna Zorina Gallery, 532 West 24 Street, New York. “I own my own body. That is what each of Nadine Faraj’s paintings declare. It is a loud and a proud declaration that looks you in the eye and dares you to shame it. I am shameless, it taunts and promises at the sametime. You might own the gaze but the glorious bodies you are looking at own the pride.” To read more of Mona Eltahawy’s response to Nadine’s paintings, read the Press Release.
::: Take the 3D tour of Get Used To Us at Anna Zorina Gallery on Artland.com
::: “NADINE FARAJ Get Used To Us alla Anna Zorina Gallery di New York,” by Redazione Hestetika for Hestetika Italian, March 22, 2019: “La tecnica utilizzata dall’artista è un acquerello molto liquido e sfumato nei contorni. Colori accesi e squillanti ritraggono scene erotiche e dai contenuti espliciti. Le immagini di interazione tra i soggetti richiamano azioni sessuali estratte da momenti di intimità, volutamente esibita.”
::: HYPERALLERGIC: “This Year, the Spring/Break Art Show Is Less Fanciful but Still Worth It,” by Seph Rodney, March 8, 2019: “I very much liked the idea behind Nadine Faraj’s installation for Anna Zorina gallery. Her paintings are mounted in a cave-like grotto to give the feel of one of those ancient underground tunnels, like those at Lascaux, although here the images are of sexy and sexualized male and female forms, in some instances mere impressions and at others wholly realized bodies. One has to see it with a flashlight borrowed from the attendant standing outside.”
::: 7 Artists Who Stole the Show at Spring/Break, by Alina Cohen for Artsy.net, March 6, 2019: “The artist, Nadine Faraj, has invented a mythology about this space: It’s a cave in northern Iraq, as yet undiscovered by archaeologists. The work offers an imagined ancient sisterhood, diverse in color and body type. There’s even an apparent dominatrix, wielding a black baton behind her head.”
::: “Standouts at This Year's Spring Break Art Fair,” by Avery Felman for L'Officiel, March 11, 2019: “Reminiscent of the time of cave painting, the impressive work and ambiance that Faraj recreated drew to the attention of many.”
::: W: “The Most Instagrammed Art of Armory Week 2019,” by Stephanie Eckardt, March 9, 2019.
::: “9 Exceptional Artworks from Spring/Break Art Show 2019 that Aren't Penile,” by Loney Abrams for Artspace, March 6, 2019: “Of Iraqi descent, Faraj references the story of a mystic cave that the women of her family have made yearly pilgrimages to for generations. Members of an ancient Mesopotamian faith, Faraj's family practiced pre-Abrahamic traditions that "were quite liberated when it came to gender expression and sex," says the artist. "Homosexuality was not taboo. Women of that time were encouraged to enjoy their sexuality and use it as a path to nirvana. Spirituality did not conflict with sexuality; both practices were seen as a way to achieve a higher plane."
::: Brooklyn, NY: A.I.R Gallery's CURRENTS: Abortion exhibition curated by Barbara Zucker will feature work by Faraj. The exhibition runs from January 5 to February 4, 2018. For the complete list of participating artists and public programs, please visit A.I.R. Gallery's website.
::: Art POP presents G.R.O.S.S., an exhibition featuring works by Nadine Faraj, Tricia Middleton, Rebecca Storm and Jana Sterbak at Never Apart centre in Montréal from July 13 - September 23, 2017.
::: Nadine Faraj's work was included in the group show Radical Love: Female Lust at the Crypt Gallery in London, UK on February 14, 2017, Valentine's Day. Read the article by Priscilla Frank discussing the show, “Inspired By Erotic Arabic Poetry, Women Artists Depict Radical Love,” in The Huffington Post, published February 7, 2017. Frank comments: "In 2017, there are still many parts of the world where celebrating female lust is an act of revolt in itself. These international artists find inspiration in ancient Arab poems to render radical love."
See also Samina Ail's post on HUFFPOST US.
::: Read Marta Bausells excellent interview with Nadine Faraj and other artists in the Radical Love: Female Lust exhibition in Huck Magazine: "The Female Artists Taking Inspiration From Ancient Erotic Poems," published February, 14, 2017.
::: Faraj's watercolour I'm With Her III (2016) was featured on the cover of A Woman's Thing Magazine print edition of "The Fight Issue." Many of her works from the Naked Revolt series are also published in this issue. Order a copy for yourself today
::: Read Priscilla Frank's great article, "Paintings Of Feminist Protestors Celebrate The Women Who Bare It All To Fight Back" in The Huffington Post Canada, published on October 17, 2016.
::: New York Fall Exhibition Highlights: Nadine Faraj, Joseph Grazi and Marc Yankus, SVA NYC Features, October 11, 2016.
::: “Nadine Faraj: The Whole World Has Gone Joyously Mad,” by Kara Williams for The Belgo Report, July 20, 2016.
::: Read AM DeBrincat's in-depth interview, "UNTAMABLE BODIES: Nadine Faraj in conversation with ArtFile Magazine’s AM DeBrincat" in ArtFile Magazine. Published on February 20, 2016.
::: Michael Anthony Farley, “NSFW GIF of the Hump Day: Nadine Faraj,” Art F City, October 5, 2016:
The Heart Is Right gif (2015), and Like a Radiant Sky Creature gif (2015).