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work

exhibitions / curated and produced / writing / discography / playlists

selected exhibitions

2024

- Performing Media Festival, South Bend Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

2023


24 Hours of Radio Art, Vancouver, Canada (as Ubu Kung) 

Alternative Film Video Festival, New Belgrade, Serbia (as Ubu Kung)
- Arrrtoury Art Festival, Ulsan, South Korea
Frozen festival, Thessaloniki, Greece (as Ubu Kung)

 

2022

 

- Futurology exhibition, Weimar, Germany (as Ubu Kung) 

- Listening To a Brave New World festival, Murcia, Spain and Istanbul, Turkey (as Ubu Kung)

2021

- Paadmaan Video Event, Paadmaan Events space, Tehran, Iran (as Ubu Kung)

- Traces of the Future exhibition, Momentum Gallery, Kraków, Poland (as Ubu Kung)

- PUNTOMOV festival, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelo, Mexico (as Ubu Kung)

- Nacht van de Jonge Zwervers festival, Gent, Belgium (as Ubu Kung)
- Kreisch Festival für Straßenkünste 2021, Essen, Germany
- VIDEOFENSTER festival, Cologne, Germany (as Ubu Kung)

- HERE & THERE exhibition, Philadelphia / Florida, USA (as Ubu Kung)
 
2020


- Apocalipsis tecnocrático exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina (as Ubu Kung) 
La traición de las imágenes exhibition, San Juan, Argentina (as Ubu Kung)
- Helicotrema sound art festival, Modena, Italy (as Ubu Kung)

- Fest Miden online experimental video festival, Greece (as Ubu Kung) 

- Datscha Radio / Listening To the Universe festival, Berlin, Germany (as Ubu Kung)

- Earlid - The Dream Had Me, online exhibition - US (as Ubu Kung)  

- Connect online exhibition, Rooftop Arts Centre in Corby, UK (as Ubu Kung) 
- Living Window exhibition, various locations, Philadelphia, US (as Ubu Kung)

Wretched of the Screen exhibition, Magdalene Art Space, Oxford, UK (as Tse Tse Fly Middle East) 

 

2019

- Where Light Falls exhibition, Coventry Cathedral, UK (as Ubu Kung)

- Wretched of the Screen, online digital residency - UK (as Tse Tse Fly Middle East) 

- Sightlines exhibition, Central Tunis gallery, Tunisia (as Ubu Kung) 

- Mobile Lantern film festival, Milwaukee, US (as Ubu Kung)
- How Do You Spell A Scream? exhibition, Caraboo Projects, Bristol, UK (as Ubu Kung) 
- destruktiva festival, AZ Mülheim in Germany (as Ubu Kung)
- Yinka Shonibare studio residency, London, UK (as Tse Tse Fly Middle East)

2018

- Exeter Art Week, Bomb Factory Film Festival, Exeter, UK. 

2017


- BINNAR Arts Festival, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal 

- Electroacoustic Music Festival OUA, Osaka, Japan

- The Sound of Memory, Whitechapel Gallery/Goldsmiths College, London, UK
- FAS Sound Art Festival, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq  
- ToBeContinued 2017 International 24 hour experimental music concert

2016


- Connect the Dots, Sheffield, UK
- Paratissima 2016 Art Fair, Turin, Italy
- Radiophrenia, Glasgow, UK
- Artist Film Festival, Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London, UK
- Dronestruck sound art exhibition,  Hamline University, Minnesota, USA
- Cairotronica Festival, Cairo, Egypt
- Audioblast Festival, Nantes, France
- The Listening Booth project (as A Taxi For My Uncle), London, UK 


2015

- Safina Radio Project (as A Taxi For My Uncle), Dubai/Venice Biennale
- Radiophrenia (as A Taxi For My Uncle), Glasgow, UK

2014

- PNEM Soundart Festival (as A Taxi For My Uncle), Uden, Holland

2013

- Noise & Whispers, GV Gallery, London
- Bodied Spaces (film collaboration with Sara Al Haddad), Art Claims Impulse Gallery, Berlin
- The 01 Video Art Review Tour, various venues, Poland
- The Next Resistance (film collaboration with Sara Al Haddad) FIVAC Film Festival, Camaguey, Cuba
- Hybrid Identities (film collaboration with Sara Al Haddad). Edinburgh, UK

2012

- PNEM Soundart Festival, Uden, Netherlands
- CINETORO Festival, Toro/Pereira, Colombia 
- Museum of Virulent Experience, Conway Hall, London, UK  
- Bound/Unbound, JLima Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA
- Billboard Art Project, Albany, NY, USA
- RadiaLX Radio Art Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
- Commonist Gallery, Leeds, UK
- BEAM Festival, Uxbridge, UK
- IVAHM International Video Festival, Madrid, Spain
- KoPAS, Sound Art Performance Night, Seoul, South Korea
- Magmart International Videoart Festival 2012, Naples, Italy

2011

- Holding the Locust - joint exhibition with Ephrem Solomon, Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE
- Artist In Residence, Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE

- Project Works 2010-2011, The Rotational Gallery, DUCTAC, Dubai, UAE
- Squash Box, Heel Gallery, Shoreditch, London, UK
- Recession, Work Progress Collective, New York, USA
- Artist In Residence, SIKKA Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

2010

- Sleeping Runners, Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK
- BHVU Winter Open - Stoke Newington, London, UK

curated and produced

2020

- India Shorts - Tse Tse Fly Middle East online exhibition, UK
- OK. Ready. Let's Do It - Tse Tse Fly Middle East online exhibition, UK
- Station Electric - Tse Tse Fly Middle East online exhibition, UK


2019

- Tse Tse Fly Middle East Guest Projects residency at Yinka Shonibare's London studio

2018

- Tse Tse Fly Middle East Live In London (at the Green Rooms, Wood Green)
- Tse Tse Fly Middle East LIVE, Fringe Arts Bath Festival (Bath, UK)
- Tse Tse Fly Middle East Live In London (at the Landor_Space, Clapham)

- Tse Tse Fly Middle East Live In London (at The Others, Stoke Newington)

2017

- Tse Tse Fly Middle East Live In London (at IKLECTIK, Waterloo)

- Tse Tse Fly Middle East - London Debut (at IKLECTIK, Waterloo) 
Mode, Modem, Modus - three online exhibitions curated for Google Arts & Culture in partnership with UK charity Sound and Music
- Fully Booked artist book exhibition - curated selection of Middle East sound/experimental music videos. Dubai, UAE

2016

- Other Worlds Music Film Festival - curated selection of Middle East sound/experimental music videos. UK
- Tse Tse Fly Middle East on Al Noor, Sharjah, UAE
- Tse Tse Fly Middle East at Other Worlds Festival, UK
- Tse Tse Fly Middle East at Quoz Arts Festival, Dubai, UAE

2015

- commissioned artwork: Jonny Farrow Sous Les Paves Le Plage, Dubai, UAE
- Cairo Video Festival Highlights, The Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE 

2014

- Giorgio Moroder's Pyramid, The Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE
- Jeremy Deller - English Magic, The Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE
- Luma - Art In Film, The Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE
- Praxis - An Exhibition On Drawing, The Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE

- Pan Arabia Enquirer - Dalai Lama in Bananarama Karama Shawarma Drama: A Retrospective, The Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE
- peace in an open space, The Gallery of Light, Dubai, UAE

2013

- commissioned artwork: Vikram Divecha Reclaimed Void, Dubai, UAE

writing

2024

- Sonita Alizadeh interview for Service95 
- Who Was Jan Toorop, the Artist Who Inspired Gustav Klimt?
for the New York Observer 

2023

- Wols and the Tachisme Art Movement for Whitehot magazine - December issue
- Beirut album review for Paste magazine - December issue
- What is the Metaverse, Exactly? for Service95
- Artist George Wyllie feature for The National - November issue
Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation in the UAE for The New Internationalist - September issue
Embroidered Tales: The Women Voicing Resistance Through Craftivism for Service95
- Vagabon album review for Paste magazine - September issue
The Ongoing Fight For Inclusivity in Esports for Service95
The Rise of Literary Censorship for Service95 
- naafi interview for The National - July issue 
South Korea's Feminist 4B Movement for Service95
Federico García Lorca, Flamenco And The Spirit Of Duende for The New Voice - July issue
Ukrainian Artists Find Haven in Scotland for The National - June issue
The Love Hihad Conspiracy Theory for Service95
- The Delgados and the Chemikal Underground record label feature for The National - May issue
Callas and Pasolini: The Diva and the Director for The New European - April issue 
- Silver Moth album preview for The National - April issue

The Accursed Share exhibition preview / curator interview for The National - March issue
- Tiffany Boyle curator interview for The National - March issue
Final Girls for Service95
Zen and the Art of Antoni Tapies for The New European - February issue 
- Mark Jenkin interview for The New European - February issue

2022

 

- Belarus Free Theatre: Exiles Theatre of War for The New European - March issue 

- William Kentridge: SYBIL for The New Voice website
Moving Images: The Human Rights Watch Film Festivals for Lay It Out magazine - February issue
Tulips, NFTs and Natural Exuberance for Lay It Out magazine - February issue
- Mumufication: The KLF and Being In With the Bricks for The National - February issue 
Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child for The New Voice website
NFTs, Post-internet Art, and Why Constant Dullaart Buys Fake Social Media Followers for the CLOT website
- Ivo von Hove Interview for The New European - April issue
- The Return of Belle and Sebastian for The National - April issue
- Gentle Sinners interview for The National - April issue

- Clare Grogan: The Return of the Queen of Pop for The National - July issue 

- Lucian Freud's Male Gaze for the Reaction website

- Caravaggio: The Man Who Invented Cinema for The New European - November issue
Soheila Sokhanvari & Women's Rights in Iran - Service95
Jan Švankmajer: The Czech Curiosity Shop for The New European - December issue

- Matthew Arthur Williams interview for The National - December issue

 

2021

- Hogarth & Europe - Tate exhibition curator interview for The New European - December issue
- Singing Wells - East African music article for Songlines - November issue
- Shilpa Gupta In Conversation for the FLUX website - October 

- Experimental Words: Where Poetry Meets Science for the CLOT website - October 
Is the Protest Song Dead? for The New European - September issue
- What's It Like To Own a Bansky? for the New European - August issue

2018

- guest editor for the month of April for The Sampler (UK Arts Council-backed new music website) 

2016

- Bringing the Noise: The Early Days of Sound Art in the UAE - Contemporary Practices magazine article - Spring/Summer issue
- A Tale of Two Cities: The Dubai and Abu Dhabi Art Scenes - Contemporary Practices magazine article - Spring/Summer issue
- Sara Al Haddad artist interview/profile (Sara Al Haddad - Into Orbit) Harpers Bazaar Art Arabia magazine - Spring issue

2015


- Edward Sutcliffe artist interview/profile (Copying and the Compton Cricket Club) - Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia magazine - Sept issue
- UAE: Unlimited Arab Exploration: group art exhibition in Dubai curated by Mohammed Kazem and Cristiani de Marchi - Forward Voice and the Potency of Art: exhibition catalogue essay 


2014


- Giorgio Moroder’s Pyramid: group art exhibition in Dubai - exhibition catalogue essay
- Artist profile: Cristiana de Marchi - Contemporary Practices magazine - Spring issue
- peace in an open space: group art exhibition in Dubai - exhibition catalogue essay


2013


- Sound art article (Vipralambha: Union Through Separation) - Guernica website - July 
- Arcadia Blank artist interview/profile (The Medium and the Message) - Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia magazine - Summer issue
- Tectonic: The Moving Museum – Dubai group exhibition review - Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia magazine - Spring issue
- Sara Al Haddad artist interview/profile (Sara Al Haddad: Artist In Progress) - Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia magazine - Winter issue

2012

- Sound art in the UAE article (Renegade Soundwaves) - Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia magazine - Winter issue

1995 – 2010

- Articles and reviews for bbc.co.uk, The Face, TOUCH and Blues & Soul. 

discography / playlists / mixes

- Ubu Kung Panda Skies - 2024 - digital track - IFAR label compilation С​о​л​я​р​и​с

Tse Tse Fly Middle East The Whip - 2021 - digital track - Liquid Library label compilation Rites of Kindling
- Ubu Kung In Heaven - 2020 - digital track - Cian Orbe label compilation Tribute To David Lynch 
- Ubu Kung Wala Kung Hindi Palaam - 2020 - digital track - Tse Tse Fly Middle East album This Is Kafala
- Ubu Kung Rofinka - 2020 - digital track - Liquid Library label compilation Stay Safe
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Ubu Kung Damn & Yvette - 2020 - digital track - Video Head Cleaner compilation GREED 
- Ubu Kung - Touchstone No.1 - 2020 - digital track - Sunset Grid label compilation 
c l i m a t e c h a n g e w a v e 
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Ubu Kung - OMG (Duppy Dubplate) - 2019 - digital track - Musique Concrete label compilation Flexi-disc Cut-ups & Other Vinyl Extrusions
- These Are Our Friends Too mix - Art Licks Weekend Radio, London, UK

- Noods Radio - 2019 - Tse Tse Fly Middle East mix

- Ubu Kung - Bandura Bobo Doll - 2018 - digital track - Tse Tse Fly Middle East album Instruments of the State 
- Stray Landings - 2018 - Tse Tse Fly Middle East mix
- The Attic Podcast - 2018 - Tse Tse Fly Middle East playlist 
- Simon Coates Jebel Hafeet - 2017 - digital track - Linear Obsessional label compilation A View From A Hill
- Simon Coates Wham Bang Boogie - 2017 - digital/tape - Concrete Tapes label compilation Red Flag
- Simon Coates Discipline (For Voices) - 2017 - digital track - GimpGash label compilation Motel
- Visqueen Breaths From X - 2017 - digital track - IFAR Musique Concrète label compilation Melodies of Noise Substrates
- A Taxi For My Uncle Bright Marsa Sun - 2017 - digital album - Tse Tse Fly Records
- A Taxi For My Uncle Hesperus - 2017 - digital album - Tse Tse Fly Records
- Simon Coates Project Works: 2013 - 2015 - 2017 - digital album - Tse Tse Fly Records 
- Tse Tse Fly Middle East Easy Listening Vol.1 - 2016 - CD/ vinyl / digital - Must Die Records (as Simon Coates and Visqueen)  
- Visqueen Live in Dubai: September 2016 - 2016 - digital E.P. - Tse Tse Fly Records
- Visqueen Downers - 2016 - digital track - Xernex label compilation XE40 Into Hidden Visions 
- A Taxi For My Uncle Life - 2016 - digital track - ATTN Magazine compilation BRINK
- A Taxi For My Uncle Death - 2016 - digital track - ATTN Magazine compilation BRINK
- A Taxi For My Uncle We Sent Out A Search Party But Couldn't Find It - 2016 - digital track - Sun Monolith label compilation Sun Heard II
- Simon Coates Fit Not Fury - 2016 - digital track - Footslane Records label compilation V/A Vol.1

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