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Performance – ‘Tender Is The Fire,’ by Augustine Paredes

Marking the opening of his Artist’s Rooms, join us for ‘Tender Is The Fire,’ a live sound performance by Augustine Paredes featuring excerpts from his upcoming poetry album ‘Slow Disco‘ — an anthology of recluse confessions, strange desires, devoted submissions, and vulnerable resistance.

Participants will be able to experience Augustine’s sonic vocabulary and text-based work reverberate within the Project Space at Jameel Arts Centre. This live mixing and making of sound will be an intimate approach to the artist’s practice spanning performance and poetry alongside photography and painting.

This performance is preceded by a conversation with Augustine alongside fellow Art Jameel Collection artists. Open to all and free to attend. RSVP here.

The poetry album ‘Slow Disco‘ will be available at the Art Jameel Shop following the performance.

Augustine Paredes (b. 1994, lives and works in Frankfurt/Main and Dubai) is a Filipino multi-disciplinary artist working with photography, painting, installation and poetry. Through his practice, Augustine questions what it means to desire in the light of migration, identity and longing.

His work has been included in group and solo exhibitions across the UAE, Germany, Philippines, Malaysia, Latvia, Australia and the United States. He has been commissioned by the Diriyah Biennale Foundation, Alserkal Arts Foundation, Art Dubai, Warehouse 421, Goethe Institut, and the Royal Commission of AlUla; and has participated in residencies and fellowships which include the AlUla Artist Residency, Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship, Campus Art Dubai, and the International Summer School of Photography in Latvia.

As an author, Augustine has published several art and poetry books, including Conversations at the end of the universe (2020), Long Night Stands With Lonely, Lonely Boys (2021), Happy to be here to be happy (2022), The Bitter Taste of Sweetness (2022), and Slow Disco (2024).

Additionally, he is the co-founder of Sa Tahanan Collective alongside curator Anna Bernice delos Reyes, aiming to create a platform for Filipino art and creatives through exhibitions, art sales, and collaborations.

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