In Conversation: Zineb Sedira and Iwona Blazwick

  • Zineb Sedira, Sugar Surfaces, 2013

    Zineb Sedira, Sugar Surfaces, 2013

Past Event


This event was on Fri 20 May, 3pm

French-born, London-based artist Zineb Sedira is joined in conversation by Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick to discuss her work, personal experience and the intersections of Eastern and Western culture and identity.

Through her installations, photography and videos, Sedira explores concepts of modernism, modernity and its manifestations. She initially found inspiration through research into her identity as a woman with a singular personal geography. From these autobiographical concerns she shifted her interests to more universal ideas of mobility, memory and transmission.

Sedira’s work is included in the display Barjeel Art Foundation Collection: Imperfect Chronology – Mapping the Contemporary II (23 August 2016 – 8 January 2017).

In collaboration with Photo London (19-22 May 2016).

About Zineb Sedira

Zineb Sedira’s work has been included in many solo exhibitions including, most recently, Present Tense, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, USA (2015); Sands of Time, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2015); and Disenchanted Matters, Plutschow & Felchlin, Zurich, Switzerland (2014). Her work has also been included in extensive group exhibitions, including in the last year alone, The Migrant (Moving) Image, A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2015); Horizons, Plutschow Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (2015); Prix Marcel Duchamp, FIAC, Paris, France (2015); The Translator’s Voice, MARCO – Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain, (2015).  Zineb Sedira won several awards including the Dazibao Prize (2011) and the Prix SAM pour l’art contemporain (2010). In 2015, Zineb was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp. Zineb’s work is in numerous public collections including Centre Pompidou, Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris; Mathaf – Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; mumok – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna; Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah; Tate, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, Contemporary Wall Paper Collections, London.

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