The Showroom

Inas Halabi: We No Longer Prefer Mountains


Preview: Tuesday 25 October, 6.30-8.30pm

Exhibition continues 26 October – 10 December 2022
Open Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm
Free entry, no booking necessary

The Showroom presents We No Longer Prefer Mountains, the first solo exhibition in the UK and first feature-length film by artist Inas Halabi.

We No Longer Prefer Mountains is part of The Consortium Commissions, an initiative of Mophradat. Every two years, Mophradat creates a network of international collaborating partner institutions that collectively select, produce and present ambitious new artworks by artists from the Arab world. The second exhibition of Inas Halabi’s new work will be presented by de Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in Spring 2023.

Inas Halabi is an artist working predominantly with film. She holds an MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London and recently completed a two year residency at De Ateliers in Amsterdam, between 2017-19. A resident of the Netherlands, Halabi lives and works between Palestine and Amsterdam.

Selected recent exhibitions, commissions and screenings include Hopscotch (The Centre of the Sun’s Radiance), commissioned by Europalia Arts Festival, 2021; In the Presence of Absence: Municipal Art Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2020; We Have Always Known the Wind’s Direction, Mosaic Rooms, London, 2019; WET LOUNGE #4, (screening programme organised by WET collective), TENT, Rotterdam, 2019; Once a Closely Guarded Secret, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, 2019; Contested Grounds - Contested Colours, Silent Green Betonhalle, Berlin, 2019; Letters to Fritz and Paul, Smith College Museum of Art, USA, 2018; Forever or in a Hundred Years, Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil, 2018; and Letters to Fritz and Paul, al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, 2017. Halabi has participated in biennials internationally including OFF-Biennale Budapest, 2017, and the 13th Sharjah Biennial, Offsite project, Shifting Ground, 2017. She won the 2016 AM Qattan Foundation Young Artist of the Year Award for her video work Mnemosyne, 2016.

Image credit: Inas Halabi, We No Longer Prefer Mountains, film still (work in progress), 2022
Commissioned as part of
The Consortium Commissions (2020-22), a project initiated by Mophradat.
Courtesy of the artist.


Inas Halabi: We No Longer Prefer Mountains is generously supported by Mondriaan Fund and the The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

The Showroom is supported using public funding by Arts Council England


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