2e prijs – Storytelling – 2019 – Nael Quraishi – The empy bench

“Dear all, I cannot even begin to explain how it felt to hear the news since It was important to me that both sides of my family would come together again… Does everyone remember what the grass in our old garden looked like?”

The work reveals the persistent struggle of being part of a familial bond that is disjointed and spread around the globe. Comprising a 12 minute video, photographic series and installation “The Empty Bench” is set around the event of an unpredictable family reunion which would take place in Karachi, Pakistan.


Nael Quraishi