Salwa Aleryani Tribute to a passerby (ROAMER) - OPENING Saturday May 4th, 1-5 P.M.


Hints of peculiar entanglements between places and tenses: the image of a landscape inserted into a crystal, a piece of glass sits on a toy terrain, a watch plate reads (ROAMER), as a neck of a bottle stands nearby.

Salwa Aleryani’s play on scale is a way to observe reality from afar. Like passing through a landscape in a moving car, the static elements of her pieces make visible the artist’s negotiation with the fleeting nature of time. Her sculptural compositions take on a familiar materiality, arranged in poetic confrontation with history and its simultaneity of events.

Salwa Aleryani‘s Tribute to a passerby (ROAMER)exhibition will be her first solo presentation in Austria.

Curated by Mirela Baciak


Tribute to a passerby (ROAMER)2019 :

watch dial, plaster, shiv, lime, flocking, silver leaf, metal parts, watch crystal, glass shard, sea glass, sea tiles, fragment of a ruler, wood, bleached velvet paper, and inkjet print on sticker paper

dimensions variable

Like a ladder from horizon to horizon2019 :

painted metal ladder, reclaimed glass from a stained window, lead line, glass paperweight, watch band 

300 x 45 x 2 cm


Salwa Aleryani (b. Sanaa, 1982) is an artist living and working in Berlin. Through a constellation of objects and sculptures, her work engages in a kind of physicality that emerges from and as a gesture. Aleryani has been an artist in residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, MASSAlexandria, OMI, Dar al-Ma’mûn, and was a fellow at the Home Workspace Program at Ashkal Alwan in 2015. Her work has been shown at Savvy Contemporary, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Werkleitz Festival, and Biennale Jogja XII (Yogyakarta), among others.

photo credit: Kunst Dokumentation

This exhibition was made possible with the kind support of ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)