A political refugee from the Middle East in the early 80′s, Aida had been an associate lecturer (2004-2015) and alumni on the Surface Design Program at the LCC for 15 years. Some of the highlights of her teaching career have been her Course Directorship for the Foundation Course in Applied Arts at the LCC (2004/05) and the EDPM Intensive Program at Budapest Tech Polytechnical Institution in 2009.
During this time she has built up her hand printed clothing company Brag, selling to the likes ASOS and had a print studio and shop in the heart of the East Ends Brick Lane. Not being content with her prints and images being on clothing alone, she has diversified her designs, working inside and out, producing paste-up instillations in various special environments and making her debut print release with the ‘animal 3D series’ which was snapped up by Nelly Duff gallery.
Since then, Aida has exhibited in various exhibitions with more major ones including Mutate Britain (One Foot in The Grove) in West London (2009) and High Roller Society’s gallery Press & Release. In 2011 she completed a street art inspired print project with Safewalls, set up by Cirque du Soleil. More recently she has showcased major screen print releases at Pick Me Up (Contemporary Graphic Design) (2012/13),the Banger Art project (2012) (alongside major international street artists) with Nelly Duff, this involved transforming an old car in to a piece of art and Whitecross Street Party (2013) outdoor exhibition-Rise of the Non Conformists.
In June 2014 Aida had her debut solo exhibition HABROS in Sheffield displaying the largest number of screen prints produced by her at one time.
Her Credit Crunch poster which was purchased by the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2011 is on display as part of the touring exhibition, A World to Win: Posters of Protest & Revolution. The poster has also been exclusively re-commisioned by the Victoria & Albert Museum shop.
In November 2015, Aida completed a residency at The Women’s Art Library called Empowered Print Works as part of the Radical NewCross weekend headed by the Being Human Festival. As well as this, one of her HASHTAG series of works was used for the Brandalism project in Paris, prior to the COP21 world summit talks on Climate Change.
In 2015 the collaborative work she produced along with Ego.A.Sowinski for the Women’s Art Library, was selected to be in the exhibition organised by the Women’s Art Resources Minnesota, WARM Guerrillas: Feminist Visions in Minneapolis (USA) to coincide with the Guerrilla Girls Twin City Takeover.
More recently she participated in the global project Subvert The City, which saw the world’s first coordinated international ad takeover & over 60 creative actions in 38 cities in 18 countries around the world.
Now working under the umbrella brand of “The Glorious House of Brag” which includes, aidaprints.com, Aida presents her designs, clothing & Screen Print editions as well as a consultancy. Aida still continues with her facilitating role with various workshops and community projects through Print Is Power – Reclamation Nation & more currently, Sisters In Print (All female international print collective).
January-March- OUTSIDER, ShangrilArt x Bruton Art Factory, Group Exhibition , Somerset, UK
February- Decolonising Feminist Art Archives (Decolonise Translation) Poster Workshop, Centre For Feminist Research, Goldsmiths University
March- The Other Art Fair LDN, Project Space, Print Is Power X Sisters In Print (Print Workshops & Exhibition), Victoria House, London
November- OUTSIDER, ShangrilArt x Bruton Art Factory, Group Exhibition , Somerset, UK
October – ROWDY & WILDE, Clifton Fine Art, Bristol
October- The Other Art Fair with Shangrila (Art), London
September- HOME/Interior Show at The House Of Parakeet, BlackHeath, London
July- Left Outside Residency: Two day “Street” residency which included site specific work and Roaming trolly, Hackney Wick, London
July- Splice (Post) Three Month Artist in Resident. Installation & Prints, Shoreditch, London
June- Shangri-La, Galstonbury Festival
March- Subvert The City, (Subvertisers International) the world’s first coordinated international ad takeover & over 60 creative actions in 38 cities in 18 countries around the world.
Talks/Panel Discussions/ Workshop
November- Print Is Power (Talk) UEL Fine Art Guest Lecture Series, University Of East London, London
April- Adidas x Refinery29 Run Club- Talk (The Accidental Everything). Adidas Women’s London Studio, 152 Brick Lane, London
April- Protest Factory, Speaker/ Panel discussion (The Accidental Everything) organized by the Finnish Institute in London & The Artist Association MUU. Stour Space, London
May- The Art of Resistance- Panel discussion and workshop, Red Gallery, London
May- Workshop: Reclamation Nation, Red Gallery, London
December- Christmas Bizzare Exhibition- Well Hung Gallery, Hoxton, London
November- Weapon of Choice, Paste Up Instillation. Bite Club. Galway, Ireland
November- Design Galway ’16. Talk: The Accidental ArtiVist. Galway, Ireland
November- Design Galway ’16. Unfolding the Wilde: Solo show. Galway, Ireland
October- Co-Curration. Quality Street, outdoor instillation. Hackney Wick, London
October- Curration & Art Direction: Save YourSelves, Hackney Wick, London
October- A World to Win: Posters of Protest & Revolution. The William Morris Gallery, London
October- Bag of Tricks, Green Rooms Hotel, London
August- Dust to Dust Project: Video/Art Direction
August- Co- Curraton & Art Direction. The Burning of Homoginazation (A Hackney Wick Funeral) Hackney Wicked closing ceremony. Hackney Wick, London
July- Curration & Outdoor instillation. Lord Napier Pub: “Shit House To Pent House”. Hackney Wick, London
March- WARM Guerrillas: Feminist Visions- Grain Belt Bottling House Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
November- Brandalism Project- Paris
November- A World to Win: Posters of Protest & Revolution, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, UK
November- Paste Modernism- Ambush Gallery, Sydney, Australia
November-Empowered Print Works: Women’s Art Library Residency Exhibition, Goldsmiths University, London
September- A World to Win: Posters of Protest & Revolution, The National Print Museum, Dublin
January- Revolution, Wall Street Gallery, Los Angeles
January- Art Foyer Project, Get Living London, East Village E20 (Former Athletes Village)- London
January- Converse Cons x Footpatrol Zine Project- Footpatrol, Soho, London
November- Meanwhile Back In The Wick- Prompt Gallery, London
November- A world to Win: Posters of Protest & Revolution- The McManus: Art Gallery & Museum, Dundee
November- Textile Festival by Concordia Design- Poznan, Poland
October- Wawa Design Festival- Textile Show, Poland
June- HABROS- Bradbury & Blanchard, Sheffield – Solo Show
May- A World to Win: Posters of Protest & Revolution- Victoria & Albert Museum, London
May- Suburbs Of Sin- Fun Factory, London
March- Greetings from Shoreditch- Fun Factory at Donau115, Berlin
March- Hysteria at Maison Bertaux- London (Hysteria Collective- Aida, Shuby & Collagism)
February- End of The World: Emperor Yes single launch, London
December- This Is Not A Xmas Show- Fun Factory, London
December- Winter Group Show- Bradbury & Blanchard Gallery, Sheffield
November- Print is Power-Reclamation Nation- Back To The 80’s, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (Print Workshop)
October- Hysteria at the Vestibule- Instillation (with Shuby & Collagism) London
September- Over The Rainbow, Bradbury & Blanchard Gallery, Sheffield
August- VNA Issue 23- Faile Cover Release, Reed Space, New York
August- VNA Issue 23- Faile Cover Release, Lazarides, Rathbone- London
August- Roll Over Play Dead- High Roller Society, London
July- Whitecross Street Party- The Lion From Zanzibar: Outdoor Instillation, London
April- Pick Me Up: Contemporary Graphics Festival- Inaugural Flower show: Nelly Duff Gallery, Somerset House, London
March- Cosmos- Emperor Yes single launch, Top Office Machines, London
September- You Are Here- London Framing Workshop, London
June- Love Box Festival- Banger Art: Nelly Duff Gallery, London
June- Banger Art- Nelly Duff Gallery- St.Peters Est, London
May- Wild Food Kitchen- Instillation- London
March- Pick Me Up, Contemporary Graphics Festival- Nelly Duff: Zoo Somerset House, London
December- Season Ticket- High Roller Society- Shoreditch Underground Art Fair- London (Wallpaper Instillation & Group Show)
August- Hackney Wicked Art Festival- Outdoor Instillation, London
January– New Year New Danger- HighRoller Society London
December- Mutate Britain: One Foot In the Grove – Under The West Way, London
May- Line Steppers – Birmingham
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