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zineb sedira

education and a north african muslim culture and found herself negotiating between the two from an early age. sedira’s practice investigates this negotiation, drawing on experiences of childhood and education and the complex familial relationships between algeria, france and london. her re-reading of arab and western culture challenges identity stereotypes as well as cultural and aesthetic expectations. in 2001, sedira’s first autobiographical piece, the installation four generations was presented together with the screen projection don’t do to her what you did to me in the first african pavilion at the 49th venice biennale. her work was shown in several solo exhibitions including at the photographer’s gallery (london, 2006), wapping project (london, 2008), pori museum (finland, 2009), bildmuseets (sweden, 2010), kunsthalle nikolaj (copenhagen, 2010), the palais de tokyo (paris, 2010), [mac] musée d’art contemporain of marseille (2010), prefix - institute of contemporary art (toronto, 2010)and at the charles h. scott gallery, vancouver and blaffer art museum, houston (2013). her work was also shown in many group shows such as tate britain (london, 2002 /2013), centre pompidou (paris, 2004/ 2009), mori museum (tokyo, 2005), musée d’art moderne of alger (2007), brooklyn museum (new york, 2007), mathaf (qatar, 2010), the mucem (2013), marseille, the gwangju museum of art, south korea, the mmk museum für mordern kunst, germany (2014). 

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