born in Baghdad 
lives and works in Toronto

email|  sukainakubba at gmail 



EDUCATION
2012    MLitt in Fine Art Practice, The Glasgow School of Art 
1998    Bachelor of Architecture, McGill University, Montreal
1997    B.Sc.(Architecture), McGill University, Montreal



GRANTS and AWARDS
2021    
Canada Council for the Arts, Research and Development Grant, individual project
Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artists Creation Project Grant, individual project
Canada Council for the Arts, Research and Development Grant for Alias Domaines​​​​​​​
Canada Council for the Arts, Residency Grant, for ISCP NY

2019    Wichita City Arts Grant
2015    Glasgow Visual Art and Craft Award
2012    GSA MLitt Candidate for SPIE Graduate Prize
2000    Quebec Arts Council Artist Grant



RESIDENCIES
2022 and 2023     International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, six months, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts
2022    La Wayaka Current, Atacama Desert, Chile, three-week residency
2022    Chashama North, Hudson Valley, NY, one-month residency
2019    Spring Residency at Fisch Haus, Wichita, Kansa
2015    Dumfries House Residency, Two-week residency, Ayrshire, Scotland
2014    WORK OUT, Two-month residency at Hilary Crisp Gallery, London
2014    Dumfries House Residency, One-week residency, Ayrshire, Scotland
2013    In Residence, Two-Month Summer Residency, Kendall Koppe Gallery, Glasgow
2011    Grymsdyke Farm Residency, Buckinghamshire




SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
2022    upcomingCommission for Radiophrenia 2022, broadcasting from Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, as Alias Domaines with Craig Mulholland
2022    upcomingDigital commission for Bugs and Beasts before the Law by Bambitchell (Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Mitchell) 
2019    A Case of, Solo Exhibition at BILD.LAB, Fisch Haus, Wichita, Kansas
2016    Peaks, with Natalie McGowan, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow
2016    Double-Blind, with Natalie McGowan, Intermedia, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
2016    As You Were, with Carmel O’Brien, an Opera Autonoma Production, Glasgow International 2016  
2015    Mortem Simulans, with Carmel O’Brien, Commissioned by Merchant City Festival, Glasgow    
2014    WORK OUT, Solo Project at Hilary Crisp Gallery, London, UK
2013    Pavor Nocturnus, Solo Exhibition, Kendall Koppe Gallery, Glasgow
2012    L’anniversaire, Solo Exhibition, Espace Projet, Montreal




SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
2021        
o    Thinking through Holes, Carbon-Mercury; a collaboration with Becky Sik in response to her exhibition Mercury at Collective, Edinburgh
o    MINUS TARGET, with Craig Mulholland, Tide Wave Radio, Glasgow
o    MINUS TARGET, with Craig Mulholland, Borealis Festival 2021, Bergen, Norway

2020        
o    MINUS TARGET, with Craig Mulholland, Radiophrenia 2020, www.radiophrenia.scot
o    Costume for MV Brown performance at Plicnik Space Initiative, www.plicnik.space
o    Don't Ask Me Where I'm From, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

2019        
o    Don't Ask Me Where I'm From, curated by Nicolas Vamvouklis and Marianne Fenton, Gallerie delle Prigioni, Treviso, Italy
o    MINUS TARGET, with Craig Mulholland, an ALIAS DOMAINES Project, presented at From Glissant Unfixed and Unbounded, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, curated by Catherine Sicot, Wanda Nanibush and Pamela Edmunds
o    Gweneva International, Eat Prey Love, curated by Gwenan Davies and Geneva Sills, Glasgow
o    Voice for Bugs & Beasts Before the Law, film by Bambitchell, Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Mitchell, exhibited at Mercer Union, Toronto
o    Costume for Careless Whispers III for MV Brown, at HEAVY DUTY, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

2018        
o    Exquisite Corpse, Curated by, James Sayer, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow
o    Costume for Careless Whispers II for MV Brown, at Performance Pets, curated by Fyodor Pavlov  Andreevich & Anna Shpilko, at Fatima Maleki’s House, London
o    N-E-U P-N-E-U-M-A-T-I-C-S !, Contributor, Exhibition and Performances by Craig Mulholland, Carmel O’Brien and MV Brown, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow International 2018
o    Exquisite Offerings, curated by Ellis Luxemburg, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow International 2018
o    Participating Performer, I’m Going to Tell You About My Life, Esther Ferrer, Pearce Institute, Glasgow International 2018
o    Participating Performer, LOOP, Alys Owen and Beth Shapeero  at the Glasgow Underground Subway, part of Glasgow International 2018

2017        
o    HERE: Locating Contemporary Canadian Artists, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, curated by Swapnaa Tamhane 
o    Performance for Adam Lewis Jacob: History Happens At Night, CCA Creative Lab Residency, Glasgow; and Emotional Need at Collective, Edinburgh
o    Cities Programme/ ULTRA VIRES: video/ performance for lightreading with Sarah Rose at CCA Glasgow, curated by Kari Robertson
o    Things, 6 Dixon Street, Glasgow, curated by Very Friendly and withfc 
o    Costume for Careless Whispers, Performance by MV Brown, Venice International Performance Week

2016        
o    Performance for ULTRA VIRES, with Craig Mulholland, for lightreading (Sarah Rose and Sonya Lacey) and Good Press, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow    www.vimeo.com/475929949
o    Gwenan International, In The Office, Curated by Gwenan Davies, Hope Street, Glasgow

2014        
o    Gwenan InterKubba, Curated by Gwenan Davies and Sukaina Kubba, 173 Kenmure Street, Glasgow
o    Le swimming, Glasgow International Festival 2014, Underground Car Park, Glasgow
o    Gwenan International 2014, Curated by Gwenan Davies, The Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow
o    Lucy Donna, with Jenny Lewis & Alys Owen, Underground Car Park at Flemming House, Glasgow

2013        
o    “A Deeper Understanding,” video for NITEFLIGHTS, curated by Michelle Hannah, CCA Glasgow
o    Voyage, curated by Imi Maufe and Rona Rangsch, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany
o    Acts of Longevity, The Briggait, Glasgow
o    Gwenan and Justin International, curated by Gwenan Davies and Justin Stephens, Glasgow
o    Gwenan International, “An Evening of…”, Curated by Gwenan Davies, 42 Carlton Place, Glasgow
o    EROTTAA+-US Round-up of Deer, Glue Factory, Glasgow

2012        
o    EROTTAA+-US Round-up of Deer, Aalto Media Lume Centre, Helsinki
o    Masters of Letters, Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK
o    Gwenan International, Curated by Gwenan Davies, 42 Carlton Place, Glasgow




ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS
ALIAS DOMAINES       Transatlantic collaboration with Craig Mulholland: Cruise ships, trade and proxies
NYLON PIRATES        with Madeleine Virginia Brown: Nylons, costumes, make-up and collaborative performance
AS YOU WERE          with Carmel O’Brien, fabrics and fabrication in design, fashion, architecture 



ACADEMIC WORK
2021-2022                    SESSIONAL LECTURER       VISUAL STUDIES                          
                             Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design 
                             University of Toronto

2013 to 2018                 LECTURER AND CURATOR    THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART
LECTURER (Fixed-Term Assistant Professor)      Undergraduate Painting and Printmaking

SUPERVISOR and LECTURER(Fixed-Term Assistant Professor)   Master of Research in Creative Practices 
Practice Lecturer (2015 to 2017) and Interim Programme Leader (2017) 

VISITING LECTURER        MLitt in Fine Art Practice (Seminars, tutorials and 

CO-DIRECTOR and CURATOR  LAST FUTURES, a year-long cross-institutional Programme, 
Exhibition and performances at Tramway, Glasgow with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), Glasgow University and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO)

o   CURATOR     NEW DREAMS, Cross-institutional project, 
Exhibitions at The Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow University

o   PROGRAM COORDINATOR     PHOENIX BURSARY one year project with graduates after the 2014 Mackintosh fire 

o   CURATOR                 PHOENIX BURSARY EXHIBITION at the Reid Building, 2015

o   PRODUCER and CURATOR    NEU NOW Festival, for the European League of Institutes of the Arts, with Royal Conservatoire Scotland, at Reid Gallery, GSA   

o   CURATOR                 1913: RITE OF SPRING, Exhibitions and performances at Tramway and venues across Glasgow, with the RCS and BBCSSO


OTHER ACADEMIC WORK
2013 - 2019         
VISITING LECTURER
o   Waterloo School of Architecture, Cambridge, Ontario
o   Daniels' School of Architecture, University of Toronto, Ontario
o   Undergraduate Fine Arts - Concordia University, Montreal
o   Transdiscipinary Design MFA, Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York
o   Barnard and Columbia Colleges Architecture Programme,  New York
o   Master of Architecture, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2004                
o   RESEARCH ASSISTANT - Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal



CURATION, COLLABORATION AND WORK
2021
o Performance for Dolphins, Ships and Other Vessels, by Bambitchell, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle

2019
o Narrator: Beasts and Bugs before the Law, a film by Bambitchell, Mercer Union, Toronto
o Artist Workshop ‘Objects of Adornment’ at MAKE ICT, Wichita, K

2018
o Artist / Publication workshops with Govan Community Project, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
o Project Manager for Syrian Artist Nihad Al Turk, hired by Creative Scotland, Edinburgh
o Performer, I’m Going to Tell You About My Life, Esther Ferrer, Pearce Institute, Glasgow International 2018

2017
o Producer/ Counterflows Festival 2017
o Readings and Performance for Adam Lewis Jacob: History Happens At Night, 
CCA Creative Lab,Glasgow; and Emotional Need, Collective, Edinburgh
o Arabic English Interpreter, translator for Legal Aid with Govan Community Project, Glasgow

2016
0 Producer, Counterflows Residency, Andrea Neumann and Adam Campbell, CCA Creative Lab, Glasgow

2014
o Co-Curator, Gwenan Inter Kubba, with Gwenan Davies, Kenmure Street, Glasgow

2013-2014
o Curator/ Underground Car Park, Glasgow, 
a year-log programme of Events and Exhibitions at Fleming House, Glasgow

2006-2010
o Senior Architect:  Arif & Bintoak, Dubai, 2006-2010;  
- Project Architect for residential master plans for TDIC, Abu Dhabi
- Project Architect for residential, commercial and hospitality projects in Dubai

2004-2006
o Architect (stagiare)  Menkes Schooner Degenais Letourneux, Montreal
- Designer for small renovation projects (eg. Scotia Bank, Concordia University) 
- Part of Design Team for Pfizer Canada Headquarters, Kirkland, winner of multiple design awards
- Architectural Competitions for Museums and Hotel Projects

2001-2003
o Architect (stagiare)  Affleck & De La Riva, Montreal
  Part of Design team for:
- Minton Hill House, Eastern Townships, QC, winner of several design awards
- Notre-Dame College, renovation and restoration 
- Montreal City Hall, restoration
- Architectural competitions and project proposals 



SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/ PRESS

2021         
o  TENANCY PART 11: DOCUMENTS IN TIME, commissioned by Map Magazine and Document Human Rights Film Festival
www.mapmagazine.co.uk/tenancy-part-11

2020         
o  Don't Ask Me Where I'm From, Exhibition catalogue, by Aga Khan Museum Gallerie de Prigioni
2018         
o  Hommages, No.1, Contributing Artist, Composed and edited by Craig Mulholland
o  LAST FUTURES/ BBC Interviews GO TO Behind the Scenes:

2017         
o  OTHER LIBRARIES: Editor, Collaborative publication with Govan Community Project and Centre for Contemporary Art, 
o  HERE: Locating Contemporary Canadian Artists, Exhibition Catalogue, published by the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

o  HERE: Locating Canadian Artists, Interview and Panel Discussion

2016         
o  ULTRA VIRES, Architectural proposal, with Craig Mulholland, published by lightreading (Sarah Rose and Sonya Lacey), 
   presented at David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, Sans Serif Amsterdam, the New York Art Fair, and Good Press, Glasgow
o  NEW DREAMS/ BBC Interview with Student Curators and Designers:  www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03slcd4

2015         
o  Drawing for Queens Park Music Club, Volume 2, published by Queens Park Railway Club, Glasgow
o  Phoenix Exhibition Catalogue, published by the Glasgow School of Art
o  Phoenix Bursary and Exhibition Press:  
-  BBC Interviews and showcase:  

2013             
o  La Femme Sombra, Artist Book for Voyage, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany