Zineb Sedira
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Born in Paris in 1963. Lives in London and works between Alger, Paris and London.

 

 

SOLO SHOWS

 

  • 2018 (Upcoming)

“Zineb Sedira”, Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces, Al Shuwaiheen, Emirates.

 

  • 2016

“L’écriture des lignes”, curated by Mouna Mekouar, kamel mennour (47, rue Saint-André des arts), Paris, France

“ Now you see me - now you see me”, VCUQ Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth Universtiy, Doha Qatar.

 

  • 2015

“Zineb Sedira : Present Tense”, Taymour Ghrane Gallery, New York City, USA.

“Sand of Times”, The Third Line, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

 

  • 2014

“Disenchanted Matters”, Plutschow & Felchlin, Zurich, Switzerland.

“Maritime Chronicles”, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milan, Italy.

 

  • 2013

“Sweet Journeys”, Galerie La jetée, J1 Grand Port Maritime, Marseille, France.

“Lighthouse in the Sea of Tim”e, Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, Houston, USA.

“Récits maritimes: Entre terre et mer”, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia.

“The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea Part V: Zineb Sedira”, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

 

  • 2011

“Beneath the surface”, kamel mennour, Paris, France.

 

  • 2010

“Gardiennes d’images”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.

“Les rêves n’ont pas de titres”, Musée d’Art Contemporain, MAC, Marseille, France.
“Under the Sky and Over the Sea”, BildMuseets, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

“Under the Sky and Over the Sea”, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark.

“MiddleSea”, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada.

“Zineb Sedira”, Musée National Pablo Picasso, La Guerre et la Paix, Vallauris, France.

“Invitation au Voyage”, Galerie Edouard-Manet, Gennevilliers, France.

 

  • 2009

“Under the Sky and Over the Sea”, Pori Museum, Finland.

“Zineb Sedira: Seafaring”, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, United Kingdom.

“MiddleSea as part of Forex”, at Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

“Zineb Sedira: Currents of Time”, Rivington Place, London, United Kingdom.

“Zineb Sedira: Floating Coffins”, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

 

  • 2008

“Shipwreck: the death of a journey”, kamel mennour, Paris, France.

“MiddleSea, Wapping Project”, London, United Kingdom.

“Zineb Sedira”, Centre Culturel Français, Algiers, Algeria.

 

  • 2007

“Videos by Zineb Sedira”, Centre d'Art Contemporain du Parvis, Pau, France.

“Saphir”, Temble Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

 

  • 2006

“Saphir”, Photographers Gallery, London, United Kingdom (Catalogue).

“Transitional Landscape”, kamel mennour, Paris, France.

“Zineb Sedira”, Galerie Esma, Algiers, Centre Culturel Français, Oran and Constantine, Algeria.

 

  • 2005

“Zineb Sedira”, OneTwenty Gallery, Gent, Belgium and at Fri-Art, Fribourg, Switzerland.

 

  • 2004

“Zineb Sedira: Telling stories with differences”, Cornerhouse, Manchester, United Kingdom (Catalogue/DVD) Touring exhibition.

 

  • 2003

“Zineb Sedira”, Galleria Sogospatty, Rome, Italy (Catalogue).

“Regard Croisé”, Arles, France.

 

  • 2002

Biennal of Photography in Florence and Prato, Monograph, Dryphoto arte contemporanea, Prato, Italy (Catalogue).

Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles 2002, 33e édition, Arles, France (Catalogue).

 

 

GROUP SHOWS

 

  • 2016

“VideoStudio: Meeting Points”, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA.

“Carte blanche exceptionnelle de Zineb Sedira”, Silencio, Paris, France.

“Crosswords”, HANGAR Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisbon, Portugal.

“Underline: Art & Music for the Victoria line”, Victoria line, Art on the Underground, London, United Kingdom.

“L’iris de Lucy, artistess africaines contemporaines”, Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, France.

“Uncertain States”, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany.

 “Horizons”, Plutschow Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland.

“We Refugees - On the Right to Have Rights”, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany.

 “The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoded”, Museu Coleçāo Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal.

Panorama de la production vidéographique des artistes contemporains de l'Algérie et de sa diaspora 2001 - 2015, Dazibao, Montreal, Canada.

“Made in Algeria, généalogie d'un territoire”, Mucem, Marseille, France.

“Between Myth and Horror. The Mediterranean as Conflict”, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, València, Spain.

“Souviens-toi du temps présent”, Art center le Lait, Albi, France.

“But a storm is blowing from paradise : Contemporary Art from the Middle East and North Africa”, Guggenheim, New York, USA.

“L’Iris de Lucy”, Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, France.

 

  • 2015

“Mother of the Year, Between Empowerment and Crisis. Images of Motherhoood from 1900 to Today”, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria.

“The Translator's Voice”, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain / SKFM, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Norway 
/ FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France.

“Mare Medi Terraneum”, Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Spain.

Prix Marcel Duchamp, Carré d'Art - Musée d'art contemporain de Nîmes, France / Fiac, Paris, France.

“Good Walls make Good Neighbours”, St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Viva (Valletta International Visual Arts Festival), Malta.

“Migrantes en el arte contemporáneo” (Migrants in Contemporary Art), CAC-Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“Nel Mezzo del Mezzo”, Muséo Riso/Albergo dei Poveri, Palermo, Sicily.

 

  • 2014

“L'Oeil Photographique”, Frac Auvergne, France (Catalogue).

“Before the Horizon”, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain (Catalogue).

“The Politics Of Food”, Delfina Foundation, London, United Kingdom.

“Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea”,  SeaCity Museum, Southampton, United Kingdom.

“The Divine Comedy”, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, USA / The Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal (Catalogue).

“Here Africa”, Château de Penthes, Geneva, Switzerland.

“Songs of Loss and Songs of Love: Lee Nan-Young and Oum Kulthoum”, Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea (Catalogue).

 

  • 2013

“Le Pont”, Musée d’Art Contemporain [MAC], Marseille, France.

“Les Galeries de la Méditerranée”, permanent exhibition, MuCem (Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerrannée), Marseille, France.

“Aqua Vitalis: Positions de l'art contemporain”, Artothèque, Caen, France.

“Terms & Conditions”, Singapore Art Museum, Republic of Singapore.

“Becoming Independent,” Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland.

“Ici, ailleurs”, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille-Provence 2013: European Capital of Culture, France.

“Homelands”, Lalit Kala Akademi: New Delhi; Harrington St Art Centre: Kolkata; Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum: Mumbai; National Gallery of Modern Art: Bangalore, India.

“Une brève histoire de lignes”, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France.

“Family Matters: The Family in British Art”, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom.

“Imagined Places”, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, Holland.

 

  • 2012

“Migrations”, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom.

“The Mediterranean Approach”, Musée d’Art Contemporain, MAC, Marseille, France.

“Once Upon a Time the Screen”, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain.

“State of Transit”, Open Space Open Systems, Vienna, Austria.

“Shkoun ahna ? ”, Museum of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia.

“Usages et convivialité”, Maison des Arts de Malakoff, France.

“Liquid Archive”, Monash University Museum of Art, MUMA, Australia.

“Destination Sud”, MuBE, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“The Mediterranean Approach”, SESC Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

  • 2011

“Family Matters: The Family in British Art”, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, United Kingdom.

“Drift, An Exploration of Urban and Suburban Landscapes Exhibition”, Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates.

“A Million Miles from Home”, Folkestone Triennal, Folkestone, United Kingdom.

“Disquieting Muses”, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

“The Mediterranean Approach”, Palazzo Zenobio, 54th Venice Biennale, Italy.

“New Cartographies”, Cornerhouse, Manchester, United Kingdom.

“A Sense of Perspective”, Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom.

“Haunting: Furtive and uncanny presence in media, art and pop”, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, Austria.

 

  • 2010

“Told; Untold; Retold”, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar.

Les Rencontres de Picha 2010, Lubumbashi Biennale, Congo.

“Living Across, Spaces of Migration”, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria.

“Entre-temps”, LoftProject Etagi, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

“An Useful Dream, African Photography 1960-2010”, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium.

“Voice Between Lines”, La Panera Art Center, Lleida, Spain.

“Journey with no return, A Foundation”, Rochelle School, London, United Kingdom.

“Wild is the Wind”, Savannah College of Art and Design SCAD, Savannah, USA.

 

  • 2009

“Frontières”, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Bamako, Mali.

Festival d’Art Contemporain, Algiers, Algeria.

“Journeys with no return”, Akbank Cultural Centre, Istanbul, Turkey.

“Femininity/Masculinity”, Espai Visor, Valencia, Spain.

“Rebelle. Art and Feminism”, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Holland (Catalogue).

“Elles@centrepmpidou”, Pompidou Centre, Paris, France (Catalogue).

“Entre -Temps”, MIS (Museum of the Image and Sound), Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“Maritime Chronicles: flow and junctions”, Ausstellungsraum Klingenthal, Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland.

 

  • 2008

“Sphères”, Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel (Seine-et-Marne), France.

“Surreale 2008”, Galleria Mimmo Scognamiglio Gallery, Milan, Italy.

“Éclats de frontières – Nouvelles acquisitions”, FRAC (Fond Réginal d’Art Contemporain, Marseille), France.

“U-turn”, 1st Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (Sept/Oct) (Catalogue).

“REVOLUTIONS”, The University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, USA.

“Body Space Exhibition“, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, United Kingdom.

“L’Art au Féminin”, The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Algiers, Algeria (Catalogue).

 

  • 2007

“House Trip”, Berlin Art Fair, Germany.

“Port Cities, on Mobility and Exchange”, Arnolfini, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Art Contemporain Arabe, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain d’Alger, Algiers, Algeria  (Catalogue).

“Her(his)story”, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece.

“Heterotopias: Society Must Be Defendend”, Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece.

“Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change”, Sharjah Biennial 8, United Arab Emirates (Catalogue).

“Afterlife”, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (Catalogue).

“Global Feminism”, Brooklyn Museum, New York City, USA (Catalogue).

“I Am Making Art. 4 Studies on the Artist’s Body: Identity and Transformation”, Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva, Switzerland.

“Beyond Dust”, the Archeological Museum, Naples, Italy (Catalogue).

“Entre Fronteras/Between Borders”, Museum of Contemporary Art,Vigo, Spain (Catalogue).

 

  • 2006

“La Video: Un Art, Une Histoire 1965-2005”, showcasing video work from the Centre Georges Pompidou’s collection. Touring internationally (Catalogue).

“Mankind”, Leuven, Belgium (Catalogue).

“Exorcising Exoticism”, 2006 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan (Catalogue).

“Why Pictures Now: Photography/Film/Video”, Mumok, Vienna, Austria (Catalogue).

“The Waiting Place”, Whitstable Biennale 2006, United Kingdom.

“Around the world in 80 days”, ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art and South London Gallery, United Kingdom (Catalogue).

“Une vision du Monde, la collection de Jean-Conrad et Isabelle Lemaître”, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France (Catalogue).

 

  • 2005

“The Art of White : painting, photography, installation”, The Lowry, Salford Quays, United Kingdom (Catalogue).

British Art Show 06, opening at Baltic, Gateshead, touring to Manchester, Castle Museum, across several venues in Nottingham and Bristol., United Kingdom.

“Meeting Point”, Stenersen, Museum, Oslo, Norway (Catalogue).

“Identità & Nomadismo”, Palazzo delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy (Catalogue).

“Some Stories”, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria. Touring to Minoriten Kultur Graz: May/July 10 and Magazin 4/ Kunstverein Bregenz.

 

  • 2004

“Africa Remix”, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Hayward Gallery, London. Touring exhibition (Publication).

“Historias; ‘History in the Making’”: Photo Espana 2004 Madrid, Spain (Catalogue).

“Britannia Works”, Athens, Greece (April) (Catalogue).

“Stranger than Fiction”, Arts Council Collection. Touring nationally to Leeds City Art Gallery (April), Carlisle, Aberystwyth, Lincoln, Nottingham… (Catalogue).

“‘Ficcions’ Documentals”, Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain (Catalogue).

“Tales of the City”, British Council Exhibition, London Focus in 2004 Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy (Catalogue).

 

  • 2003

“Looking Both Ways”, Museum for African Art, New York City, USA (Catalogue).

“Voyages d’artistes”, Algérie 03, Espace Electra, Paris, France (Oct.) (Catalogue).

“Gestes”, Festival du Printemps de Septembre, édition 2003,  Toulouse, France (Catalogue).

“Aletheia, The Real of Conceament”, Göteborgs Kontanstmuseum, Sweden (Catalogue).

“Fiction of Authenticity: Contemporary Africa Abroad”, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri, USA (Catalogue).

“Stranger”, First Triennial of Photography and Video, Institute of Contemporary Photography, New York, USA(Catalogue).

“Ouverture Algériennes, créations vivantes”, La Criée centre d’art contemporain, Rennes, France (Catalogue).

“Le XXeme siècle dans l'Art Algérien”, Chateau Borrelli, Marseille, France (Publication).

“Veil”, Walsall Museums and Art Gallery, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and MOMA, Oxford, United Kingdom (Publication).

 

  • 2002

“Self-Evident: Making the Self the subject of Art from 1970 to the present Day”, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom.

“History/Now”, Stockholm Fotofestival 2002, Liljevalchs Konsthall. Touring in Sweden. (Catalogue).

“In/tangible Cartographies: New Arab Video”, Pacific Cinèmatheque, Vancouver, Canada.

“Fold”, City Gallery, Leicester, United Kingdom  (Catalogue).

 

  • 2001

“Patterns”, Spacex Gallery and Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, United Kingdom.

“Mémoires intimes d'un nouveau millénaire”, IV Rencontres de la Photographie africaine, Bamako 2001, Mali. (Catalogue).

“History of our present”, Argos Festival 2001, Cinema Nova, Brussels, Belgium. (Catalogue).

“Authentic/ex-centric: Africa In and Out Africa”, 49th Venice Biennale, Italy (Catalogue/book).

“ev+a”, Limerick City Gallery of Art,  Limerick Annual Biennial, Republic of Ireland. (Catalogue).

 

  • 2000

“More than meets the eye”, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom, (Catalogue).

“Ekbatana? ”, Nikollaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark (Catalogue).

“Insertion : Self and Other”, Apex Art C.P, New York City, USA.

“Artists’ Wallpapers: A Contemporary View”, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom.

 

  • 1999

“From Where - to Here”, Art from London, Konsthallen Göteborg Museum, Sweden, (Catalogue).

“Dialogue of the Present”, Women's Art Library, United Kingdom touring exhibition, (publication).

“The Order of Things”, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

“Where are you from? ”, BM Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

  • 1998

“Is Art Beneath You? ”, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom (Catalogue).

“Showgirls, Billboard Project”, Women's Art Factory, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

“Return of the Showgirls”, Women's Art Factory, The Workstation, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

 

  • 1997

“Point of Entry”, Cable Street Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

“Out of the Blue”, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Museums, Scotland, United Kingdom. (Catalogue).

 

 

PUBLIC

 

  • 2012

Place du 17 octobre 1961, Ville de Gennevilliers, France.

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York City, USA.

Art in Embassies - U.S. Department of State, Washington, USA.

Arts Council of England, London, United Kingdom.

Centre national des arts plastiques, ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Paris, France.

Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, France.

Collection d’Isabelle et Jean-Conrad Lemaître, Monaco.

Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt, Germany.

Ernst and Young, Paris, France.

Fonds municipal d’art contemporain de la Ville de Paris, France.

FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, France.

FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille, France.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Museums, Glasgow,United Kingdom.

Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis, Tunisia.

Mathaf - Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar.

Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France.

Musée national de l’histoire et des cultures de l’immigration / Cité nationale de l’histoire, Paris, France.

Neuflize Vie, Paris, France.

SACEM, Paris, France.

SAM Art Projects, Paris, France.

Sharjah Art Museum Collection, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Tate collection, London, United Kingdom.

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University, Exeter, United Kingdom.

The mumok - museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien Collection, Vienna, Austria.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Contemporary Wall Paper Collections, London, United Kingdom.

Whitworth Art Gallery, Contemporary Wall Paper Collections, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Wolverhampton arts and museums, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

 

 

PRIZE & AWARDS


  • 2015

Nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp.

 

  • 2011

Dazibao Prize, Month Photo in Montreal, Canada.

 

  • 2010

Prix SAM, Paris.

Prix Jarman, Film London, Channel 4, Whitechapel Gallery, Nominated.

 

  • 2004

Decibel Award, Arts Council, London, United-Kingdom.

 

  • 2001 

Prix AfAA, Laureat 2001: IV Rencontres de la photographie africaine, Bamako 2001, Mali.

 

  • 2000 

Westminster Arts Council, Film and Video Bursaries, London, United Kingdom.

 

  • 1999 

Artsadmin Artists Bursary, London & Artists film and video national fund, The Arts Council of England.

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

  • 2011

Beneath the Surface produced by kamel mennour, Paris for the solo exhibition at the Gallery in September 2011. With texts by Coline Milliard (free-lance curator/writer), Steven Bode (director of Film and Video Umbrella, London) and Erik Verhagen (free-lance writer/academic). Also an interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist (co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, London). 

 

  • 2008

Rachel Garfield: “Zineb Sedira for the New Media”  Encyclopedia website of Beaubourg Art Center, Paris.

Cherry Smith: “The Work of Zineb Sedira for Lux Online”. n°4, June, July, August.

 

  • 2007

Nadira Laggoune: “Shifting Perceptions”  for Canvas Magazine.

 

  • 2006

Richard Dyers, Saphir and Elvan Zabunyan, “Bringing time to the present: some considerations on the recent work of Zineb Sedira” for the solo exhibition catalogue: Zineb Sedira: Saphir.

 

  • 2005

Sarah Zürcher, “Syncretic Landscapes and Outlooks”, in exhibition catalogue Meeting Point, Stenersen, Museum, Oslo, Norway.

 

  • 2003

Fatma Zohra Zamoun, in Ouverture Algériennes, créations vivantes. Published by La Criée centre d’art contemporain, Rennes, France.

Teresa Macri, ‘Elle’ in ‘Zineb Sedira’, solo catalogue, Galeria Sogospatti, Rome, Italy.

Edith Marie Pasquier, ‘Letters of Transit’ in Looking Both Ways, Museum for African Art.

Tina Sotiriadi, Gabriel Coxhead, Simon Njami in ‘Zineb Sedira, a story told with differences’, Conerhouse catalogue/DVD.

 

  • 2002

Simon Njami, Blink, (100 photographers, 10 curators, 10 writers), Phaidon Press, London, United Kingdom.

 

  • 2000

Fran Lloyd, Arab women artists: issues of representation and gender in contemporary British visual culture.

 

  • 2001

Rachel Garfield, Zineb Sedira,

Gilane Tawadros, The Visible and the Invisible: The Work of Zineb Sedira,  Authentic/ex-centric: Africa In and Out Africa, 59th Venice  Biennale, Italy.

 

  • 2000

Salah M. Hassan, Moi et l’Autre, l’Art dans le monde, exhibition catalogue, Paris, France.

 

  • 1999

Edith Marie Pasquier, Oblique Gaze, Dialogue of the Present, exhibition catalogue/publication.

 

  • 1998

Edith Marie Pasquier, essay for exhibition catalogue, Is Art beneath You?, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

 

  • 1997

Edith Marie Pasquier, Out of the Blue catalogue, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

 

 

Self-Evident: Making the Self the subject of Art from 1970 to the present Day, Tate Britain, London.
History/Now, Stockholm Fotofestival 2002, Liljevalchs Konsthall. Touring in Sweden. (Catalogue).
In/tangible Cartographies: New Arab Video, Pacific Cinèmatheque, Vancouver, Canada.
Fold, City Gallery, Leicester, UK  (Catalogue).