Community Spotlight: Art Installation with Ibrahim Ali-Salaam

May 2, 2022

In a continuation of our community spotlight series, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery is proud to work alongside Ibrahim Ali-Salaam.


When it comes to delivering artwork to local collectors, installing our rotating exhibitions, or assisting us with the behind-the-scenes tasks, we have repeatedly turned to two incredible freelance art handlers: Jonathan Stangroom and Ibrahim Ali-Salaam. Today we will highlight Ibrahim, who has worked with us for a number of years and has become one of our close colleagues.


Ibrahim in his studio (image courtesy of the artist).


What does your day-to-day look like when handling your own business?

I am ready at a moment's notice if a job comes through or I am installing/delivering amazing pieces of art, meeting interesting people, working in beautiful places, and quietly being inspired by the artwork collections.


What is your favorite thing about the Boston art scene?

I like that the Boston art scene is small, I know everyone, and it's nice being with friends. I like to see friends getting the recognition they deserve.


If you could give advice to someone looking to work with an art handler, what would it be?

Express your desired look and I will collaborate with you from a technical and design perspective to be open to your visions and offer other ideas to give you the look you desire.


Ibrahim Ali-Salaam, Beautiful Little Monster #5.



We know family is important to you - how does your son inspire you and your own personal art practice?

My art is family oriented whether it's through work with my son or about my family. My son isn't tainted by the world, he draws what he wants, it really raw, which in turn loosens me up


What do you do for fun?

Spending time with my son playing soccer, going to the skate park, and being silly together. When I am on my own I like to spend time in my studio or going to museums.


Thank you Ibrahim for being such an important part of our gallery team! Looking to hire an art installer?
Here is how to get in touch: Nova Art Handling

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