Adham Faramawy


For Art Night 2021 Adham Faramawy presented The heart wants what the heart wants.

Continuing their research into identity, bodies, desire and queering ideas of the natural, The heart wants what the heart wants centres on our entanglements within multispecies ecologies, stories of migration and ideas of desirability, questioning the different ways a body, behaviour, movement or interaction might be desirable and when it or they might be unwelcome. Filmed at Wanstead Flats in London, with performance and choreography by Joseph Funnel, Fil Li and Omar Jordan Phillips, the work is narrated by Faramawy.

The heart wants what the heart wants was screened as part of our online programme 25 – 27th June + as part of our marathon screening on Thursday 15th July.

Commissioned by Art Night with support from Near Now and Wysing Art Centre.


Adham Faramawy lives and works in London. Their work spans moving image, sculptural installation and print. Faramawy has recently exhibited works in group shows at Somerset House, London (2020) and Science Gallery, London (2020), they were shortlisted for the Jarman award 2017. In 2019 the artist presented Skin Flicks at a screening dedicated to their work at Tate Britain. Faramawy was a 2018/2019 fellow at Broadway’s Near Now, Nottingham.

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