Annabel Daou



Annabel Daou is a biting provocateur, though you possibly wouldn't notice it right away. Her work is layered with language, not hidden, but not loud in the way one might consider "message art". Inscriptions crawl like ants along thin strips of document repair tape or as in more recent works, are cut into with an Xacto blade. Throughout, declarative statements are camouflaged along her surface as indications of Daou's desire to communicate with language as a symbol.

Daou was born and raised in Beirut and lives in New York. Her work has been shown at The National Museum of Beirut; The Park Avenue Armory, New York; KW, Berlin; The Drawing Room, London; and The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Public collections include Baltimore Museum of Art; The Menil Collection, Houston; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; The Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul; the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita; and The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. In 2019-20, Daou was a Pollock-Krasner resident at ISCP. In the summer of 2023, Daou will be an artist in residence at the Haus Des Papiers in Berlin, Germany.

Conduit Gallery Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions & Performances

Haus Des Papiers, Berlin, Germany (residency)

Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA (solo)
Urlich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS (solo)

A Year Like Any Other, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin
I will worry for you (from dusk till dawn), 12 hour performance, School, Vienna, Austria

Chou Hayda, online exhibition, Signs and Symbols, New York
ask me a question that has no answer
, online exhibition, Signs and Symbols, New York
I will worry for you (from dusk till dawn), 12 hour performance, Brooklyn, NY
, Signs and Symbols, New York

The Naked Truth, A European History, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede
Living Room (Use it together), International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, NY
Privacy in Public, Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York, NY
Fortune, (June-December) performance in-residence, Signs and Symbols, New York

hou Hayda? an audio guide project by Annabel Daou and the people of Beirut
The Beirut Museum of Art, Beirut (solo)
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
Fünfter Akt, Trabanten, Düsseldorf

Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Walk the Distance and Slow Down, Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

White Cube…Literally, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai
Acts of Sedition, Whitebox, New York, NY
Stages of Trust, Galerie Zimmerman Kratochwill, Graz, Austria

What We Call Love, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Territoire d'Affects, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut, Lebanon
a million times, Albertz Benda, New York, NY

Art=Text=Art, Private Languages/Public Systems, UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY Now Read This, The Arts and Humanities Institute Gallery, Boise, ID
Art Dubai‘s Global Art Forum, Dubai
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin (solo)

Fortune, White Box, NY, NY
Fortune, MoMA PS1, NY, NY
The Drawing Room, London, UK

Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin, Germany
Osart Gallery, Milan, Italy

The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Osart Gallery, Milan, Italy
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

Denison Museum, Granville, OH
12th Int. Cairo Biennale (US Pavilion), Egypt
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Brown University, Providence, RI
The Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
Judi Rotenberg Gallery, New York, NY
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Segovia, Spain
Museum Sztukiw Odzi, Lodz, Poland

Creative Time at the Park Ave. Armory, NY