• Ibrahim Quraishi

    Ibrahim Quraishi

    Mixed media | Germany

  • Ibrahim Quraishi

    Ibrahim Quraishi

    Mixed media | Germany

About Ibrahim Quraishi

Considered amongst  the top 50 most exciting artists in Europe right now according to Artnet survey of 2017, Ibrahim Quraishi (b 1973 Nairobi, Kenya), is a visual artist whose work includes different mediums: photography, photo painting, film, video 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 has created site-specific works for spaces and institutions across the globe like: , Institut de Monde Arabe (Paris), Parliament of Bodies / Documenta 14, Kassel, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, 1st Kochi-Muziris Biennial Kochi, India, X Baltic Triennial (Vilnius), Antidote (Dubai), 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, Galerie Crone Berlin, Lumen Travo Gallery (Amsterdam) and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt).

 

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Education

2011-12
Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht – MA Art & Cultural Sciences

1992-95
Columbia University, New York – BA MELAC / Philosophy studied with Prof. Edward W. Said

1995-97
Actors Studio, New York, Experimental Directors Program, invited by Arthur Penn

1995-97
Juilliard School of Fine Arts, New York, invited by Frank Corsaro

1990-92
New York University, New York - Political Philosophy, studied with Prof. Bertell Ollman

Solo Shows

2016
Lost Codes, Galerie Lumen Travo, Amsterdam

2015
Islamic Violins, Mitchell Center for the Arts, Houston

2014-15
Lost Codes, Crone Galerie, Berlin

2013
5 Streams, National Museum, Singapore

2013
The Myth of Proportional Response, SAVVY Contemporary Berlin
Dreaming Arizona, MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, Massachusetts

2012
M. Portraits, Galerie Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
Wild Life Take Away Station, Centraal Museum, Utrecht 2010 Take Away Station, artCENA, Rio de Janeiro

Grants / Awards

2016-18
Award / Grant Mondriaan Fonds NL

2016-17
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst for research and film with Kurdish Women’s Resistance
Fighters in Rojava Syria

2014-15
Doris Duke Grant: “Building Bridges” at University of Houston Texas

2014 Mondriaan Fonds NL support for, LOST CODES”

2011
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst & Nederlands Fonds voor
Podiumkunsten for the installation ,,My Private Himalaya”

2010
The Arts Foundation Netherlands Grant Award for film,,Happy endings” Expo Shanghai
The Royal Netherlands Embassy Berlin, support for installation WILD LIFE…

Group Shows

2016
Liquid Loft, Antidote, Art & Design Platform Dubai

2015
The Artroom, Antidote, Art & Design Platform Dubai

2014
Welcome to the End of History, Framer Framed Gallery, Amsterdam
Contemporary Art & Geopolitics in the Arab World, Window Gallery, Paris

2013
Art Dubai 2013, with Galerie Lumen Travo Amsterdam
La Rada, Spazio Per l’Arte Contemporanea” Lugano
Art 6 International Istanbul
In The Name of Honor, Sara Charlton Foundation / Christie’s, London

2012-13
Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India

2012
Manifestly Present, Parallel Event Manifesta 9, Gent

2010
Dutch Cultural Center, EXPO 2010 Shanghai

Film / Video

2016
‘Radius 1 & 2’: 2 drone films

2016
‘La Liberté guidant le peuple’: 7 films over Rojava, Syria

2015
‘Lost Codes’

2014
‘Side Walks’

2011-12
‘M. Portrait’

2011
‘Wild Life Take Away Station’

2010-11
‘Spitting Faces’
‘A Walk Alone’

2010
‘Happy Endings”

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