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Artist

Kader Attia

  • CountryFrance
  • Born1970

About

Kader Attia is a multimedia artist and writer who grew up in Paris and Algeria. Attia takes a poetic and symbolic approach to exploring the wide-ranging repercussions of Western domination and colonialism on non-Western cultures through the mediums of sculpture, installation, collage, video and photography.

His works have been discussed in the 2005 event ‘Inside and out’ hosted by Iniva. The discussion focused on Attia’s video and installations works in context to the French-Algerian relations.

His works have been shown extensively including at The Hayward Gallery, London (2019), Culturgest Fundação Caixa Geral de Depòsitos, Lisbon,Portugal (2018 – 2019), Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong,(2018), MCA Sydney, Australia (2017), Kader Attia’s work has been on display at the 57th Venice Bienniale, The Power Plant, Toronto, and ACCA Melbourne.

In 2016, Kader Attia founded La Colonie, a space in Paris to share and discuss ideas with a focus on decolonialisation not only of peoples but also of knowledge, attitudes and practices. He was also awarded with the Marcel Duchamp Prize, followed by the Prize of the Miró Foundation, Barcelona, and the Yanghyun Art Prize, Seoul, in 2017.

He graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs in Paris in 1998.

Attia lives and works in Berlin and Algiers.

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