Adel Abidin


Abidin was born in Baghdad in 1973 and currently lives between Helsinki and Amman. He presented his work at Biennale of Contemporary Art of Bosnia (2013); 54th Venice Biennale- Iraq Pavilion (2011); 10th Sharjah Biennial (2011), 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010), 11th Cairo Biennale (2008), 4th Gothenburg Biennale (2007), 52nd Venice Biennale- Nordic Pavilion (2007), 54th Venice Biennale- Iraq Pavilion and the upcoming 56th Venice Biennale, he is invited to represent his 2008 Mixed media Installation “I’M SORRY” at the official Iranian Pavilion (2015).

Many group exhibitions including: One Architecture Week, Plovdiv (2015), Rotterdam International Film Festival (2015), Glasstress-The 56th Interna-tional Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia (2015), MACRO-Museum, Rome, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Station Museum, Houston, New Museum, New York, The Jerusalem show VII, Jerusalem, Hauser & Wirth Gallery, London (2013), Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2012 & 2013), Singapore Art Museum (2013), Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver (2013), Mead Gallery, UK (2013), Palais de Tokyo ( 2012), Arab World Institute, Paris ( 2012), MOCCA, Toronto (2011), Arts-Talks and Sensations, Abu Dhabi (2011), MATHAF- Doha (2011), Espace at Louis Vuitton (2008), and His solo exhibitions include: Maraya Art Center, Sharjah (2013), Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai (2013), ARTER- Space for Art, Istanbul (2012), Darat Al-Funun, Amman (2011), DA2- Centre of Contemporary Art in Salamanca, Spain (2010 ), KIASMA- Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2010), Association media Art gallery, Helsinki (2014).

In 2013, Abidin has received Five Years Grant from The Art Council of Finland and Ars Fennica Prize Nominee 2011.

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