THE CITIZENS (photograph, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
DE PERSPECTIVA (installation view, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
M PORTRAITS
DREAMING ARIZONA (video still, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
LOST CODES (video still, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
LA LIBERTE GUIDANT LE PEUPLE
MARTYRS & IDOLS
ANIMAL V
RADIUS 1 & 2
FAMILY PORTRAITS (photograph, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
ISLAMIC VIOLINS

IBRAHIM QURAISHI

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According to Artnet survey of 2017, Ibrahim Quraishi (1973 Nairobi, Kenya), is considered as one of the top most 50 exciting artists in Europe. Quraishi is a visual artist whose work includes different mediums; photography, photo painting, video, film and performance installation. Defined by a nomadic existence and dividing his time in multiple cities between Europe & the Middle East, Quraishi consciously examines the dynamics of migration, dispossession and cohabitation within the highly rigid socio-political spheres of imagined communities inside the contours of the visual arts context, while freely playing with the tensions between the complexity of the real and our longing for simplicity.

Quraishi’s primary interest is in the exploration and an understanding of visual performativity and its relationship to the broader cultural perspectives. Embedding his work in the chosen sites and the potential of intersubjective approaches are at the core of his process. Quraishi’s research is rooted in an experiential search of otherings concerning shifts between accepted citizens and non-citizens in our surveillance driven culture.

Quraishi has created site-specific works for spaces and institutions across the globe like: Parliament of Bodies at Documenta 14, Kassel, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, Kochi-Muziris Biennial India, Kerala, X Baltic Triennial (Vilnius), National Museum of Singapore, 4th Baku Biennale, Japan Foundation Tokyo, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Asia Society (New York), KunsthalleWien Vienna, Africa Centre (Cape Town), Art Dubai, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Holland Festival (Amsterdam), BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival New York), Biennale Interferences : 2eme Festival d’Arts Multimédia (Belfort), Dutch Cultural Center: EXPO 2010 Shanghai, Crone Gallery Berlin, Lumen Travo Gallery (Amsterdam) & Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt).

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