Born in Croydon, UK, in 1973, a Glasgow-based artist of Northern Irish and Palestinian origins, Rosalind Nashashibi has won recognition over the last two years for her meditative films, shown as part of Scotland's participation in the 50th Venice Biennale in the video and film programme accompanying the exhibition "Zenomap" (curated by Kay C. Pallister). In 2003 she received Beck's Futures award. Her first major solo exhibitions in the UK took place in 2003 at the CCA in Glasgow and at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. She was recently included in two group shows: "Sodium and Asphalt" (curated by Ann Gallagher and Tobias Ostrander at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City) and "Britannia Works" (curated by Katarina Gregos, Ileana Tounda Contemporary Art Centre, Athens).
For the exhibition "Over In" at the Kunsthalle Basel, which is her first individual show in continental Europe, Rosalind Nashashibi has made a series of new screen prints. She will also show two films: a new production commissionned by the Kunsthalle Basel Park Ambassador in which a recreational structure in a British public park is examined as a primitive abstraction of power, and an early film which has not been shown in public so far, Stone and Table. These two films are studies of objects, but they can also be seen as developments of Nashashibi's quest to capture the essence of presence in space and time. Her desire is to show things as they are, or perhaps as they could be.