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mounir fatmi

mounir fatmi constructs visual spaces and linguistic games that aim to free viewers from their preconceptions about politics and religion, and allow them to contemplate these and other subjects in new ways. his videos, installations, drawings, paintings and sculptures bring to light our doubts, fears and desires; they directly address the current events of our world, and serve to both clarify the origins and symptoms of global issues as well as speak to those whose lives are affected by specific events.

mounir fatmi's work has been exhibited in the migros museum für gegenwartskunst, zürich, switzerland, the museum kunst palast, düsseldorf, germany, centre georges pompidou, paris, france, and the mori art museum, tokyo, japan. 

fatmi recently participated in the gwangju biennial, korea, and the 2nd seville biennial, spain. in 2006, he was awarded the grand prize at the 7th dakar biennial and the uriot prize by the rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, amsterdam. 

mounir fatmi’s work was also included in the 1st luanda triennial in angola, the 8th sharjah biennial and the 52nd biennial of venice in 2007.

in 2008, he was part of the program paradise now! essential french avant-garde cinema 1890-2008 at the tate modern in london. he also participated in the exhibition flow at the studio museum harlem in new york and the exhibition traces du sacré at centre georges pompidou in paris.

fatmi is currently taking part in the 10th lyon biennial.


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