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SOLO EXHIBITIONS


Artereal, Solo Exhibition ‘Did I Dream You Dreamed About Me’, 
October 2017

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


Artereal Gallery, ‘Nevertheless, she persisted’
Grace Blake, Sabella D’Souza, Leila El Rayes, 
Brooke Leigh, Eugenia Lim, Cat Mueller, Claudia Nicholson, 
Ebony Russell, Georgia Saxelby and Naomi Segal. Febuary 2018

Sullivan+Strmpf, ‘The Waves’ Curated by Kate Britton September 2018
Leila el Rayes and Justine Youssef 
Burying that which Binds into the Chest of my Beloved 

Firstdraft annual Auction August 2018

Any Similarity To Any Person Living Or Dead Is Merely Coincidental, 
collaborative exhibition: Dominic Byrne, Leila El Rayes, 
Hana Hoogedeure, Kristina Savic and Matthew Varnay. July 2018

National Museum of Australia and Nishi Gallery, Canberra – 
‘The Inner Apartment’ – an exhibition of contemporary Australian 
Muslim art curated by Nur Shkembi – April 2018


Khalasخ لاص
– UNSWA&D Galleries curated by Nur Shkembi & Phillip George


M16 Gallery, ‘If you were buried for a thousand years even you
 would be priceless’ Curated by Patrick Larmour, Feb 2018



Verge Gallery, To the inclusion of all others – 
Coordinated by Nina Dodd and Jonno Revanche, Nov 2017



Fork Exhibition curated by Claire Angelica, Nov 2017



ADspace, WORKSHOP 1 CURATED BY VALERIE SCHLOSBERG AND ISABELLA CORNELL



Memory Bliss – Curated by Alex Kiers – Sydney Children’s Hospital


ADspace – ReLaunch


CACHE – Down/Under Space



Freda’s -‘An-Architecture’ is a group show celebrating the 
launch of Down / Under, 8th February 2017



UNSW Galleries – The Annual 2016



ADspace Gallery, Fowlers Gap Exhibition 2016
PERFORMANCES AND OTHER PROJECTS



Firstdraft Live Night ‘ Thank You’ Curated By 
Eilish Fitzpatrich and myself, May 2019

Performance Space/PACT – Queer Nu Work, April 2018

Artereal Gallery, Panel Discussion - Neha Kale, Jess Scully, 
Sara Dowse, Clothilde Bullen, 
Elvis Richardson and myself. Febuary 2018
Casula Powerhouse– Soft Centre Music Festival, 
Collaborations Curator, October 2018

MCA goes West GENEXT, Bellydance workshop – 
Casula Powerhouse, September 2018

MCA Artbar curated by Get To Work, 
Participant in performance ‘Why are you angry?’ May 2018

The Tote Hotel, Melbourne – Nextwave 
PRECOG in Collaboration with Poison 
curated by Sarah Scott & Makeda Zucco



Public Galleries Summit Dinner 2018. 
Produced by Museums & Galleries of NSW; 
supported by City of Sydney; performances curated by 4A Centre 
for Contemporary Asian Art in collaboration with 
Jason Phu & Louise Zhang. March 2018



Firstdraft, “party” “girl” – 
collaborative performance with Harrison Pickering, Dec 2017



PACT Salon, Desire Lines (Sebastian Henry-Jones and Maeve Parker)
Feb 2018



Red Rattler, Club Kooky, performance Jan 2018



National Art School, Art Month Sydney/ 
Paddington-Woollahra Precinct Night, 
Artistic director Kate Britton, March 2018


Firstdraft Gallery, Liquid Architecture – 
What would a Feminist Methodology sound like?...



Oxford Art Factory (FreeFall), Perfomance in glass cube



Freda’s, after pARTY featuring Leila El Rayes, 1st Feb 2017

AWARDS AND PRIZES

Finalist – FBI SMAC Awards 2019- Best Artist



Winner, ADspace Gallery, Jenny Birt 20th Anniversary Award Exhibition
 

Finalist, Kudos Gallery, Kudos Award 15th Anniversary Exhibition

MEDIA


http://artasiapacific.com/Magazine/WebExclusives/Khalas

http://rundog.art/borrowed-scenery-nevertheless-she-persisted/


https://citynews.com.au/2018/review-muslim-artists-evoke-
emotional-connection/

https://artereal.com.au/exhibition/did-i-dream-you-dreamed-about-me/

https://www.sullivanstrumpf.com/artists/sanne-mestrom/
exhibitions/the-waves/views/elrayes-youssef-1-copy-2/

Time Out - Verge Gallery/To the inclusion of all others - 
If you've got the plebiscite blues, these artists have the cure
https:// www.timeout.com/sydney/blog/if-youve-got-the-plebiscite-
blues-these-artists-have-the-cure-111017



Time Out – after pARTY, Sydney’s endangered nightlife is the biggest
 threat to our arts scenehttps://www.timeout.com/sydney/blog/ 
sydneys-endangered-nightlife-is-the-biggest-threat-to-our-arts-
scene-020217



FBI Radio : ART WE HEART

http://fbiradio.com/art-we-heart-
leila-el-rayes/



Framework Magazine #12

http://www.arc.unsw.edu.au/uploads/
FormLanguageText%20WEBSITE.pdf



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