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Solo exhibition, Kunstverein Aughrim, Wicklow, 2024

Group Exhibition, BRITTA RETTBERG, Munich, 2024

Black Church Process Residency, Dublin, 2024

3 person show with Jennifer Mehigan and Caoimhin Gaffney, GOMA, Waterford, 2025

Uncensored Lilac, Silent Green, Transmediale, 2024 (in collaboration with Jennifer Mehigan)

A Scream Floats Among the Flowers, Illuminations Gallery, Maynooth, 2024

IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE, TAKE THIS! The Douglas Hyde, 2022

Online solo exhibition, AEMI Online, 2022

I AM ERROR, De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill, 2022

I AM ERROR, Gasworks, London, 2021

Longing, Beyond, Offsite solo event with Glucksman museum, Cork, 2021

Dissolving Beyond the Worm Moon, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, 2019

Illusions of Love Dyed by Sunset, the LAB, Dublin, 2018

The dust carried me into the watchful summer, Eight Gallery, Dublin 2017 

Solo screening as part of Artist Film International: the Crawford Art Gallery & the Whitechapel, 2022

Solo screening of 2 films, The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon, 2021

Online screening of “Fenced Within the Silent Cold Walls”, The Douglas Hyde, 2021

Screening at TBG+S followed by artist talk with curator Michael Hill, Dublin, 2019

Maslow’s Hammer, Pallas projects, Dublin, 2023

Prix Ars Electronica: main exhibition, Linz, Austria, 2023

TERRAIN, Beta Festival, The Digital Depot, 2023

Material parables, Draiocht, Dublin, 2023

GATEWAYS, Online Exhibition with Vital Capacities, 2023

Flower in the Wind, Belmacz Gallery, London, 2023

Invited Artist, RHA Annual Exhibition, 2023

Portals, Luan Gallery, Athlone, 2023

Swallowing Geography, Regional Cultural Centre and Glebe House & Gallery, Donegal, 2022

Curdle, The Courthouse Gallery. Clare, 2022

Uphold: New Collections, 35DP, Belfast, 2022

A Collection of Conversations, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, 2022

Fantasmagoriana, LIAF Biennale, Lofoten, Norway, 2022

Cosmic Rays, PEEL GALLERY, Chapel Hill, USA, 2022

A Public Skin, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, 2022

Living Canvas, Wilton Park, Dublin, 2022

Social Fabric, IMMA, Dublin, 2021

Hestia, Bis44, curated by Sacha Guedj Cohen, Paris, 2021

Queer Embodiment, IMMA, Dublin 2021

Group exhibition, Solstice Arts Centre, 2022

Jackie McKenna, Bassam Al-Sabah & Atoosa Pour Hosseini, The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, 2021

Refuge, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, 2021

I am What I Am, Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo, 2021

Here in This Room, Site Gallery, Sheffield 2021

On Belonging, The Library Project curated by Diana Bamimeke, Dublin, 2021

Turas, Glebe Gallery, Donegal, 2021

Sam’s Eden, Group show in the form of a book, Catalyst Arts, Belfast 2021

Transmediale: for refusal, Berlin 2021

Human, 126 Gallery, Curated by Simon Fennessy Corcoran, Galway, 2020

Dissolving Histories, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast 2020

Metamorphosis: Characters in Collision, Glór, Ennis, 2020

Dun Laoghaire collection exhibition, dlr LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire 2020

In the Age of Conscious Makers, NCAD Gallery, Dublin, 2019

A Fiction Close to Reality, IMMA, Dublin, 2019

Pallas Periodical Review, Pallas projects, Dublin, 2018

Futures, Series 3, Episode 2, Royal Hibernian Acadamy, Dublin, 2018

Syntonic State, Tulca 18, Curated by Linda Shevlin, Galway 2018

Drop Everything, Aras Eanna Arts Centre, Galway 2018

VUE art fair, RHA Gallery, Dublin, 2018

Stream, The Complex, Dublin, 2017 

RDS Visual Arts Awards, curated by Alice Maher, RDS Concert Hall, Dublin, 2016 

I Am Doing Things, IADT Dun Laoghaire, 2016 

Juvenoia, Pallas Projects and Studios, Dublin, 2015 

Islands, The Mart, Dublin, 2015 

Separate, The Mart, Dublin, 2014 

Imagination, The Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire, 2013 

Frames of Rebellion, SPARE WHEEL, Brussels, 2024

Both Sides Now VIII: Queer Realities/Virtualities: 1/F Kino, Eaton Hong Kong, The Horse Hospital, London, Esea Contemporary, Manchester, and Fabrica Gallery, Brighton,  2023

8K Deep Space, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, 2023

Group screening, DA/S festival, Switzerland, 2023

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, online, Berlin, 2022

Queer City Cinema, Canada, 2022

Sentient Encounters, AKI Academy of Art and Design, Enschede, 2022

Visual Viscera: Embodied Subjectives, The Barbican Centre, London. 2022

Cooper Gallery, Sheffield, 2021

Jue De Paume, Paris, 2021

SQIFF, Scotland, 2021

EX-choice 4, EX-IS, Korea, 2021

Out Of Doors, Transmediale, Berlin 2021

Vital Capacities, Online residency, UK, 2023

Image-Maker in Residence, The Sociological Review, 2022

3-year membership studio, Temple Bar Gallery, and Studios, 2022

Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, Institut Français, 2021

Gasworks studio residency award 2021

Fingal RHA studio award, 2019-2020

Temple Bar Gallery Graduate Residency Award, 2018 – 2019

RHA Graduate Studio Award, 2016- 2017 

Artist talk, Young Art Writers, Dublin, 2020

Artist talk, NCAD, Dublin, 2020

Visiting Lecturer, IADT, Dublin 2020

Panel Discussion with Georgina Jackson and Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll, The LAB, Dublin 2020

Panel Discussion with Chloe Brenan, Catriona Leahy, chaired by Dr. Pamela Whitaker, TBG+S, 2019

Artist talk with collections curator Claire Walshe, Irish Museum Of Modern Art, Dublin, 2019

Artist Talk, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, 2019

Visiting Lecturer, GMIT the MA Creative Practice Visiting Lecturer programme, Galway, 2018

Panel discussion with Joy Gerrard and Kevin Atherton chaired by Sarah O’Neill, RHA, Dublin, 2018

Visiting Lecturer, IADT, Dublin, 2017

Artist Talk, Hugh Lane, Dublin, 2017 

Cruinniú na Cásca, panel discussion chaired by Cristín Leach, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2017 

Award Of distinction, Prix Ars Electronica, 2023

Arts Council Visual Arts Project Award, 2023, 2022

Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

Golden Fleece Award, 2021

Fingal Artist Bursary, 2020, 2019, 2018

AFAC Visual Arts Grant, 2018

Interview for Coeval Magazine by Alice Minervini, 2024

Rendering Goddesses, Berlin Art Link, 2023

Shimmer – Bassam Al-Sabah, Totally Dublin, Jan 2023

Interview with Katherine Volk for Canvas Magazine, Nov 2022

Article on I AM ERROR, Kevin Brazil, Paper Visual Art, 2021

Artist Feature, Melissa Gronlund, The National, August 2021

Bassam Al-Sabah’s Shapeshifting Avatars, Chris Hayes, Frieze Magazine, Sep 2021

Rose Tinted Nostalgia, Aidan Kelly Murphy, Visual Artist Newsletter, Sep 2019

Review of TULCA, Syntonic State, Aine Phillips, Visual Artists’ Newsletter, Jan 2019

Exhibition highlights of the year, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, Dec 2018

A lively look at the state of Irish contemporary visual art, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 2018

Bleeders: review of Film “Fenced Within the Silent Cold Walls”, James Merrigan, Dec 2018

Review of TULCA, Syntonic State, Catherine Harty, Circa Art Magazine, Dec 2018

High anxiety and the fine art of falling apart, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, Nov 2018

Existential Show for Our Times, Cristin Leach, Sunday Times Culture, 25th November 2018

Welcome to the Future, Padraic E Moore, Irish Arts Review, Winter Issue 2018/2019

Exhibition highlights of the year, Margarita Cappock, Irish Arts Review, Winter Issue 2018/2019

Interview with Bassam Al-Sabah, Cecilia Danell and Marcel Vidal by Joanne Laws, VAN, 2018

From Iraq to Ireland: UFO Robot Grendizer and visual artist Bassam Al-Sabah, 2018

Review of “Illusion of Love Dyed by Sunset”, Circa Art Magazine, By Suzanne Walsh, 2018

Five-star review of “Illusions of Love Dyed by Sunset”, The Irish Times by Aidan Dunne, 2018

The dust carried me into the watchful summer featured in the Irish Times by Gemma Tipton, 2017

50 people to watch in 2017 by Gemma Tipton, 2017

RDS Visual Arts Awards: encouraging a new generation by Gemma Tipton, 2016

Video Review of Dublin Degree Shows by James Merrigan, 2016

Irish Museum Of Modern Art

Arts Council of Ireland Collection

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Private Collections