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What are the genealogies of performance art in North Africa and the Middle East?

Adel Abidin
28 May 2015

Adel Abidin

was born in Baghdad in 1973 and currently lives between Helsinki and Amman. He has presented his work at the Biennale of Contemporary Art of Bosnia (2013); 54th Venice Biennale- Iraq Pavilion (2011); 10th Sharjah Biennial (2011); 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010); 11th Cairo Biennale (2008); 4th Gothenburg Biennale (2007); 52nd Venice Biennale- Nordic Pavilion (2007); 54th Venice Biennale- Iraq Pavilion and for the 56th Venice Biennale, he has been invited to represent at the official Iranian Pavilion (2015). His many group exhibitions include: One Architecture Week, Plovdiv (2015); Rotterdam International Film Festival (2015); MACRO-Museum, Rome; Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen; Station Museum, Houston; New Museum, New York; The Jerusalem show VII, Jerusalem; Hauser & Wirth Gallery, London (2013); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2012 & 2013); Singapore Art Museum (2013); Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver (2013); Mead Gallery, UK (2013); Palais de Tokyo ( 2012); and the Arab World Institute, Paris (2012). In 2013, Abidin received a five year grant from The Art Council of Finland and was a Ars Fennica Prize Nominee 2011.

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