Fadlabi På Gebrokkent II
På Gebrokkent II (2016) drew on Fadlabi’s earlier publication På Gebrokkent (2010) with written vignettes from Tøyen and Grønland, and the performance series I always wanted to be a musician for the club concept Koèju at Blå (2009 –). Some of the earlier poems in “broken” Norwegian were displayed alongside new poems in Arabic in vitrines at Tøyen Metro Station. Fadlabi’s reading at Blå was accompanied by musical contributions from Ghandi Adam, Abazar Hamid, Mohamad Adelaziz Elrayeb Ibrahim and Truls Heggero with background videos by Ilavenil Jayapalan.
Fadlabi (b. 1975 in Omdurman) lives and works in Oslo. He was educated at the Art Academy in Oslo (KHiO), Al-Neelain University in Khartoum, and Sudan University. He works with painting, text, and performance. In 2008, he founded “One Night Only” an artist-run platform in Oslo that shows a new artist every Monday. Possibly, Norway's most busy gallery. Between 2010 - 2014 he worked with artist Lars Cuzner on European Attraction Limited, a contemporary rendition of a human zoo named The Congo Village and was part of the 1914 World Fair in Oslo. They re-enacted the village and opened it to the public in May 2014. His recent shows includes Sharjah Biennial 11 (Sharjah), Bergen Assembly (Bergen),The Museum of Contemporary Art (Oslo), Kunsthall (Oslo), UKS (Oslo), Munchmuseet i bevegelse (Oslo), NY Art-book Fair (NY), Performa 15 NY (NY), Temporary Gallery (Cologne), Nile Sunset Annex (Cairo), Al Riwaq (Manamah), the Saudi Arts Council (Jeddah), Darat Al Funun (Amman) and Townhouse (Cairo). He runs Khartoum Contemporary Art Center in Oslo together with Karin Erixon.