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Mounira Al Solh A day is as long as a year

9 April – 2 October 2022

Mounira Al Solh’s paintings, works on paper, embroideries, films and performances explore migration, memory, trauma and loss. They bear witness to the continued impact of conflict in the Middle East region and the displacement of people triggered by social and political shifts, war and oppression.   


Al Solh documents the experiences of those who have been forced to leave their homes, reflecting particularly on the struggles of women in the Arab world. Often informed by her own Lebanese-Syrian heritage, her moving and intimate works consider the importance of oral histories and storytelling as a record of lived experience.  

Hanging pieces of fabric with stories embroidered on them.
Mounira Al Solh A day is as long as a year, 2022 (installation view), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. Photo: Rob Harris © 2022 Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
Artist Mounira in front of red embroidered tent


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Mounira Al Solh might just be the epitome of what we think of when we hear the term ‘multidisciplinary artist’.

Eugenie Johnson, Narc Magazine 8 April 2022

Growing up in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war, Mounira Al Solh witnessed firsthand the ways in which war and conflict upend all aspects of life and wrench a region’s sense of history from its own hands

Juliana Halpert, Art Forum 3 May 2022

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