Rabab Ghazoul is a visual artist interested in exploring the performative, the conversational, and through that our negotiations of the political. She's drawn to the use and generation of text and this manifests across different aspects of her practice. Her projects also draw on participatory processes to explore the nuance of private and public affiliation; the relationship of wider (political) frameworks upon the personal, or the daily.
Her practice sees her drawing on different media and processes - video, installation, text, performance, public realm intervention and encounter - with much of her work emerging in response to spaces of dialogue. Her artworks often take the form of conversation pieces, lasting a day or a year.
She regards her ‘practice’ as something that happenes both within and beyond the gallery or studio. The public realm, and spaces of 'community' are her primary sphere. Whether organising events, performances, gatherings, debates, her activities are drawn to, and engage others in, a rethinking of what words such as ‘community’, ‘belonging’ or ‘democracy’ might mean.
Born in Mosul, Iraq, she has lived and worked in Cardiff, Wales, since 1993.