It is human to migrate. Yet, what happens when the stories that compel us to travel turn out to be myths? What objects, cultural ideas or personal histories sustain those myths, and guide our migrations through the world?
In his first U.S. institutional exhibition, Kuwaiti-born, Giza-based artist Ibrahim Ahmed invites you to explore powerful mythic narratives. These are the stories that have influenced the migrations of so many from the Global South – including his own family.
Through photo collage, sculpture, video, and large-scale installation, Ahmed wrestles with the cultural forces that prevail in the working-class neighborhood of Ard El Lewa in Giza, within his family, and even his own body.
Ibrahim Ahmed: It Will Always Come Back to You is curated by ICA Executive Director Dominic Asmall Willsdon.