Basim Magdy

Artist, external mentor

Basim Magdy studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Egypt (BFA). Basim Magdy works with film, photography, painting and drawing, text, posters, installation and sculpture. His work reflects on notions of collective failure and hopefulness, the misreading of history and the dissemination of knowledge. He is particularly interested in the human constructs for rationalizing the unknown.

Selected solo and group shows include MoMA, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Arnolfini, Bristol; Castello di Rivoli, Torino; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, New Museum Triennial, New York; MAXXI, Rome; Jeu de Paume, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux; Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin; Whitechapel, London; KW, Berlin; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; La Biennale de Montreal; MEDIACITY Seoul Biennial; 13th Istanbul Biennial; Sharjah Biennial 11 and 13; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco and La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

An Apology to a Love Story that Crashed into a Whale, 2016