Tarek Lakhrissi: My Immortal
Event type: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 11:00 to Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 16:00

My Immortal is Tarek Lakhrissi's first solo exhibition in a UK institution.

This new commission consists of existing and new work comprising film, sculpture and text presented as an installation across the gallery spaces. Rooted in poetry, Lakhrissi’s practice seeks to challenge contemporary constructs of language and narratives around minoritised communities. 

Taking the 2003 song ‘My Immortal’ by American pop group Evanescence as its title, the exhibition reflects upon the notion of community, particularly a queer community which it considers as a complex, fragile and ephemeral entity. On the one hand it can offer possibilities of love, empowerment and protection but also nightmares and fears. English poet John Milton’s 17th-century poem ‘Paradise Lost’ serves as an illustration of the tension played out in the exhibition; whilst the possibility of a community offers paradisiacal solace, it can also be easily lost through its fragilities.

Tarek Lakhrissi is shortlisted for the 22nd Fondation Pernod Ricard Prize (2020-2021). 

Image: Tarek Lakhrissi, My Immortal, 2020. Installation view at MOSTYN, Wales. Photo: Mark Blower. 

Opening times:

Tuesday - Sunday
11:00 - 16:00


Free Event
12 Vaughan Street
LL30 1AB