Artist & Researcher

Tawfik Naas is a Libyan artist based in London who explores what historical trauma looks like through a post-'ecocosmic' review. Through this perspective, Naas identifies changes within these reviewed histories and examines the differences to uncover potential organic solutions. He identifies the perpetually sustained trauma found in the common linearity we use to remember the past. To address this, he seeks alternatives, often through the lens of ecological technologies and cosmic perspectives. This approach creates space for the healing of the trauma associated within these histories.

Education
Goldsmiths, University of London, BA Fine Art. Grad 2019

Selected Shows
2024 Chaos Is A Flower, San Mei Gallery, London
(past)
2023 How It Feels (Performance Evening), Set Social, London
2022 Soul Retrieval
2022 Hybrid Libraries, Set Lewisham, London
2021 Late Works: Preparations, Cafe Oto, London
2021 60x60x60, Set Lewisham, London
2021 iiiii, Avalon Cafe, London
2021
Mediterranea 19, School of Waters, San Marino
2021 24 Hour Exhibition @YURPDIVER, London
2019 Goldsmiths Degree Show, Goldsmiths University, London
2019 lock + transmit, St. Hatcham Church, London
2018 Retracing a Disappearing Landscape, P21 Gallery, London
2017 Utopian Home, Bones and Pearl Studio, London

Residencies
2023 NEITHER ON LAND NOR AT SEA; UNIDEE Residency Modules, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy
2021 Artist-in-Residence, Gasworks, London

Readings & Pedagogy
2023 Tender Xchange: SWITCH (Part of ‘Going Down Getting Out’ group show), Elizabeth Fry House, London
2023 Think Big, Read Library Launch, London
2022 Nose Blind and Humming, San Mei Gallery, London
2022 Tender Xchange: Device(s) to Locate #1,2,3, Set Lewisham, Gasworks, Biblioteka, London 
2021 Conversation: Practising from afar: engaging with Libyan history Tawfik Naas and Alessandra Ferrini with Simone Frangi and Sabel Gavaldon
2019 Guest Speaker, Goldsmiths Centre of Contemporary Arts + Harris School Academy Workshop.