NEW DATE: Tuesday 14 December, 5:30 pm
Basim Magdy (EG)
Basim Magdy is an artist and filmmaker. His films, paintings and photographic works are layered with poetic details and colorful observations that allude to absurdity as a daily occurrence. His work mixes humor with fiction, historical references and collective delusion – all of which seem to be trapped inside a confused sense of time where the past, present and future constantly switch places. His work appeared recently in solo exhibitions at museums such as M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp; MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon; La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse, France; MCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome; Jeu de Paume, Paris; Arnolfini, Bristol; CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, Art in General, New York and in groups shows at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Castello di Rivoli, Torino, New Museum Triennial, New York; Istanbul Biennial; Sharjah Biennial; Athens Biennial, GIBCA Gothenburg, SeMA Media City Seoul Biennial, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Magdy won the Abraaj Art Prize, Dubai (2014) and in 2016 he was selected Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year.