Lin May Saeed (b. 1973, Würzburg, Germany) is a German-Iraqi artist who lives and works in Berlin. She has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at What Pipeline, Detroit (2019); Studio Voltaire, London (2018); and Lulu, Mexico City (2017). She has recently appeared in group exhibitions at Air de Paris, Romainville, France (2020); Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, Slovenia; and Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany (all 2019); Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; mumok, museum moderner kunst, Vienna; and Museo Castello di Rivoli, Turin (all 2018); and KölnSkulptur, Cologne (2017). Forthcoming exhibitions will appear at Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt (2021); Museo Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2021); and Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France (2021). Since 2006, Lin May Saeed has been represented by Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt. Lin May Saeed: Arrival of the Animals is the artist’s first museum solo show and first institutional solo show in North America.
On the occasion of her first museum solo exhibition, this catalogue illustrates Lin May Saeed’s drawings, paintings, and sculptures in materials such as paper, steel, and polystyrene foam. It includes two interpretive essays on the artist, Saeed’s own writings, and a previously untranslated text on animality and otherness.
Robert Wiesenberger, with contributions by Mel Y. Chen, Birgit Mütherich, and Lin May Saeed
70 color illustrations
7 ½ x 10 in.