Galleria Continua
San Gimignano
Beijing
Les Moulins
Habana

Study and Teaching

1991-93 Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués "Duperré", Paris, France

1993-94 Escola de Artes Applicades "La Massana", Barcelona, Spain

1996-98 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019

Kader Attia, The Hayward Gallery, London, UK

2018

Kader Attia, Culturgest Fundação Caixa Geral de Depòsitos, Lisbon, Portugal

Kader Attia, Fondation Francès, Senlis, France

Kader Attia. Premio Joan Miró, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

Les racines poussent aussi dans le béton, MAC VAL, Musée d’art contemporain de Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

The Field of Emotion, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

Kader Attia. Reason’s Oxymorons, Hood Museum of Art, Darmouth College, Hanover, USA

2017

Reflecting Memory, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Kader Attia, Australian Centre for Comtemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

Kader Attia. Architektur der Erinnerung, Museum Mudwig Koblenz, Germany

Repairing The Invisible, SMAK, Gent, Belgium

Kader Attia, MCA, Sydney, Australia

Reason’s Oxymorons, Kemper Art Museum ; Washington University, St. Louis, USA

Reason's Oxymorons, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, US

Reflecting Memory, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, US Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Narrative Vibrations, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Kader Attia. Architektur der Erinnerung, Museum Ludwig, Koblenz, Germany

Reason’s Oxymorons, Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, US

Dispossession, mima Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK

2016

Sacrifice and Harmony, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2015

Reason’s Oxymorons, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Germany

Scarification, Self Skin’s Architeture, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Germany

The Injuries are here, Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Complementary Conversations, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

Ghost, Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway

2014

Kader Attia, Galleria Continua , Les Moulins, Paris, France

Continuum of Repair : The Light of Jacob’s Ladder, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Belgium

Culture, Another Nature Repaired, Middelheim Museum, Antwerpen, Belgium

Show your Injuries, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New YorkBeginning of the world, Galleria Continua /Beijing

2013

Continuun of Repair: The Light of Jacob’s Ladder, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

REPAIR. 5 ACTS, Kunst Werke Museum, Berlin, Germany

Les Terrasses, Public Commission, outdoor work, La Digue du Large, Marseille, France

2012

Construire, Déconstruire, Reconstruire: Le Corps Utopique, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Collages, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, Germany

Essential, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

2011

Ghost, Galerie Christian Nagel, Antwerp, Belgium

2010

Holy Land, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

2009

Signs of Reappropriation, The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, USA

As a fold, Horizon is not a space, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, Germany

Kasbah, Centre de Création Contemporaine de Tours, Tours, France

Po(l)etical, Krinzinger gallery, Vienna, Austria

Failures, Noga gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2008

Signs of Reappropriation, The Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, USA

Black & white : signs of times, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Huarte, Huarte, Spain

Kader Attia – New Works, Henry Art Gallery, Faye G. Allen Center for the Visual Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

2007

Momentum 9, ICA, Boston, USA

Square Dreams, BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK

Who cares ? , Haïfa Museum of Art, Haïfa, Israel

Do what you want but don’t tell anybody, Christian Nagel gallery, Berlin, Germany

2006

Tsunami, Magasin, CNAC, Grenoble, France

Kader Attia, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France

Sweet sweat, Andréhn-Schiptjenko gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2005

The Gallery @ Sketch, London , UK

2004

HALLAL, Kamel Mennour gallery, Paris, France

2002

Alter Ego, Kamel Mennour gallery, Paris, France

2001

Photostories, Martine et Thibault de la Châtre, Paris, France

2000

La Piste d’Atterrissage, l’Atelier, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France

1997

Instants Urbains, Galerie L’œil du huit, Paris, France

1996

Humanistes au Congo, Centre culturel Français de Brazzaville, Brazzaville, Congo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

Art and Migration in the 21st Century, ICA Insitute of Contemporary Art, Boston, US

2018

Show Me Your wound, Dom Museum, Wien

Lydia Cabrera and Edouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking, Americas Society, New York, US

Survival Kit 10 Art Festival, Riga, Latvia

The 12th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, South Korea

Trans-Justice: Paracolonial@technology, MoCA, Taipei, Taiwan

The Fabric of Felicity, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

Migrant Bauhaus. Bauhaus Imaginista: Learning From, Sesc Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brasil

SeMA  Bunker, Seoul Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea

Il Giardino Planetrario. Coltivare la coesistenza - Manifesta 12, Forcella de Seta, Palermo, Italy 

Blind Faith: Zeitgenössische Kunst zwischen Intuition und Reflexion, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

Talismans, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France

Re: Celebrating the Body, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada

Gegen die Strömung. Reise ins Ungewisse, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

L'Un et l'Autre, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Le Grand Ecart, 10 nommés du Prix Marcel Duchamp,  Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, China

Anche le statue muoiono, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo / Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie, Torino, Italy

THE SHYNESS OF THE CROWNS, Sogn Og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde, Norway

Against the Current. Journey into the Unknown, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

2017

Prospect 4, Triennial of Contemporary Art, New Orleans, US

Folklore. Eine Kontroverse mit Werken aus den Sammlungen, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria

New Region of the World, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, Poland

Réparations, Les Turbulences, FRAC Centre, Orléans, France

How To Live Together, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

Beyond The Pleasure Principle, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

Sharjah Art Biennial 13, Tamawuj, Sharjah

The Shyness of the Crowns, Fonds régional d’art contemporain Lorraine, Metz, France

The Flow Of Forms, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Jaguars and Electric Eels, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, Germany

Doublethink/Doublevision, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

The Restless Earth, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy

Kathmandu Triennale, The Siddhartha Arts Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal

Seht, da ist der Mensch, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany

Sans bride, ni mors, ni rêne, PHAKT - Centre culturel Colombier, Rennes, France

THE WHITE HUNTER, African Memories and representations, FM Centre for Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy

A look at the French scene, Centre d’Art Hangar H18, Bruxelles, Belgium

Anozero - Bienal de Arte Contemporânea de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Where History Begins, Void Contemporary Art Centre, Derry, Ireland

VIVA ARTE VIVA– La Biennale di Venezia, 57. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, Venezia, Italy

L'Afrique des routes, Musée du quai Branley, Paris, France

Kader Attia e Daniel Buren, Spazio 22, Milano, Italy

Beautiful Stranger, Museum De Wieger, Deurne, Netherlands

HIGH-TENSION – A look at the French scene, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China

Utopia/Dystopia Part II, MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal

HIGH-TENSION – A look at the French scene, Times Museum, Canton, China

La Terra Inquieta / The Restless Earth, Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy

Réparations, Les Turbulences, FRAC Centre, Orléans, France 

Contemporary Locus, Ex Albergo Diurno, Bergamo, Italy

Citynature: From Vilnius Further OnNational Gallery of Art of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania

2016

Lines of Flight, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, US

Utopia/Dystopia Part II, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal

Atlas [of the ruins] of Europe, ​Centro Centro Cibeles, Madrid, Spain

Par tibi, Roma, nihil, Le Palatin, Roma, Italia

The City in the Blue Daylight, Dak’Art 2016, 12th Dakar Bienniale, Dakar, Senegal

But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US

Still (the) Barbarians, EVA International Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick City, Ireland

Not New Now, 6th Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco

Forum Expanded, 66th Berlinale, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

Traversing The Phantasm, Berlinale Berlin International Film Festival, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

La fine del mondo, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy 

Foreign Gods, Leopold Museum, Wien, Austria 

Marcel Duchamp Prize, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France


Finnish Landscape, Contemporary Art at Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, Checkpoint Helsinki, Finland


The City in the Blue Daylight, Dak’Art 2016, The 12th Biennale of Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Musee de l’Ifan, Dakar, Senegal

Lines of Flight, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, USA

But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

2016 : Not New Now, The Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco


Still (the) Barbarians, EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick City, UK


Para tibi, Roma, nihil, Le Palatin, Roma, Italy


IMPERMANENCIA. La mutación del arte en una sociedad materialista, XIII Cuenca Biennial, Cuenca, Ecuador 

Ein Knacks im Leben Wir scheitern... und wie weiter? , Vögele Kultur Zentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland 

Historycode Scarsity and Supply, Nanjing International Art Festival, Bajia Lake Museum, Nanjing, China 

2015

Nel Mezzo del Mezzo, Museo Riso / Albergo di poveri, Palermo, Italy

After Babel, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Invisible Violence, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria

Streamlines, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

A fendre le coeur le plus dur, Centre Photographique d’Ile-de-France, Paris, France

Boundary Objects, CA2M, Madrid, Spain

DEMONSTRATING MINDS, Disagreements in Contemporary Art, Kiasma – Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

The Body into Pieces, Centre Pompidou de Malaga, Malaga, Spain

La vie moderne, Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France

After Picasso: 80 Contemporary artists, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, USA

A story within a story…, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Göteborg, Sweden

Sortir du Livre – Suspended Spaces, Mains d’Oeuvres, Paris, France

History Lesson, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, CAAM, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Springer, nochmals, Humboldt Lab Dahlem, Dahlem, Germany

Boundary Objects, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany

After Babel, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

EUROPA, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

After year Zero, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

A fendre le coeur le plus dur, FRAC Alsace, Strasbourg, France

IN/VISIBLE, ikob – Museum for contemporary art, Eupen, Belgium

Catcontent, Stadtpalais Stadt Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

Michel Leiris & Co: Picasso Mirò, Giacometti, Bacon…, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France

Picasso in Contemporary Art, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

Concrete, Tophane-I Amire Culture and arts Center, Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi, Istambul, Turkey

The body into pieces, Centre Pompidou de Malaga, Malaga, Spain

Le Corbusier dans l’Art Contemporain, Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, France

Chercher le garçon – Exposition collective d’artistes homes, MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Invisible Violence, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburger, Austria

Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India

2014

Rainbow in the Dark, SALT Galata, Istanbul , Turkey

Fragments of Empire, Momentum, Berlin , Germany

On the beginning of the short 20th century, Recent European art on World War I , Motorenhalle, Projektzentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden , Germany

Whorled Explorations, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India

When Nowhere becomes Here, Poznan Biennale, Poznan, Poland

The Reluctant Narrator: A survey of narrative practices across media, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal


The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Time Present- Contemporary Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore


Cut, Paste, Repair: A Hundred Years of Collage, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX

Il delitto quasi perfetto, Pac, Milan, Italy

Art Histories, MdM Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Transfigurations, curatorial and artistic Research in an Age of Migrations, MACBA, Barcelone , Spain

Concrete, MUMA, Monash University, Melbourne , Australia

La disparition des lucioles, Collection Lambert, Prison Sainte-Anne, Avignon , France  

Project Hlysnan: The Notion and Politics of Listening, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg , Luxembourg

Invisible Violence, Artium, Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art, Vitoria , Spain, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia

Double Jeu, FRAC Centre - Orléans, Orléans, France 

Precarious Imaging, Raw Material Company, Dakar , Senegal 

Hajj, le pèlerinage à La Mecque, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France

Divine Comedy, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

Tranka Episode #1  -  Sextant et plus, La Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille, France

The Crime was almost perfect, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Nederlands

The Theory of Colour, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo-UNAM, Mexico DF, Mexico

Dak'Art 2014, 11ème Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar, Senegal

Where are we now? , 5th Marrakech Biennial, Marrakech, Morocco

2013

After Year Zero, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Salon der Angst, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

43 Salón (inter) Nacional de Artistas, Medelin, Colombia

Territori instabili / Unstable Territory, Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy

Museum off Museum, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany

Le Pont, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Marseille, Marseille, France

Art Unlimited, ArtBasel 44, Basel, Switzerland

Every day matters, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark

Le CAPC a 40 ans, CAPC, Bordeaux, France

Rethinking Modernity, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

Ici, ailleurs, La Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille, FranceThe World Turned Inside Out, Witte de With, Rotterdam, NetherlandsTerms and Conditions, the Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, China

Altérité, Je est un Autre, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

2012

Fruits de la Passion, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Performing Histories (I) , Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

The Repair from Occident to Extra-Occidental Cultures, Fridericianum Museum, DOCUMENTA(13), Kassel

Newtopia. The state of Human Rights, Menchelen, Belgium

Liverpool Biennial, Thresholds, works from the Tate Collection, Liverpool, UK

Glissement de terrain: impertience-Resistance-Survivance, Le musée lanchelevici, La Louviére, Belgium

Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA

Where is the time? , Foundation Izolyatsia, Donetsk, Ucraina

Spaces of Remembrance, Kunsthalle of Dusseldorf, Germany Biennale Kiev, Kiev

Hajj, Journey to the heart of Islam, the British Museum, London, UK

The Rituals of Chaos, The Bronx Museum, New York, USA

Erinnerungsräume, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times, 1st Kiev International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine

Chkoun Ahna, National Museum of Carthage, Carthage, Tunisia

In Other Words, NGBK, Berlin, Germany

10 ans du Projet pour l'Art Contemporain, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Mirages d'Orient, grenades et figues de barbarie, Chassé-croisé en Méditerranée, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

The Far and the Near: St Ives and International Art, Tate St Ives, St Ives, UK

Die Stadt, die es nicht gibt, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives, DOX - Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic

Vivement demain, Mac/Val, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

The Far and the Near: St Ives and International Art, Tate St Ives, St Ives, UK

Die Stadt, die es nicht gibt, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives, DOX - Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic

Vivement demain, Mac/Val, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

The Far and the Near: St Ives and International Art, Tate St Ives, St Ives, UK

Vivement demain, Mac/Val, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, Miami, USA

Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, exhibition for the City of Mechelen, Mechelen, Belgium

The Rituals of Chaos, The Bronx Museum, New York / USA

Räume der Erinnerung, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times, 1st Kiev International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine

Unheimliche Reisen, Archiv trifft Gegenwart, Dienstgebäude, Zurich, Switzerland

2011

Beijing Online Inlive - 10 Hands 100 Fingers, Galleria Continua, Beijing / ChinaAfter the Rage, Beton7, Athens, GreeceJ'ai Deux Amours, Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration, Paris, FranceDrift- an exploration of urban and suburban landscapes, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAEThe Walls That Divide Us, Apexart, New York, USAMagreb: Dos Orillas, Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Madrid, SpainSPHERES 2011, 7 énergies autour d’une nouvelle expérience d’exposition, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, FranceCollector, Collection of the Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Le Tri Postal, Lille, FranceRewriting Words, 4th Moscow Biennale, Moscow, RussiaWunder. Kunst, Religion und Wissenschaft vom 4. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, GermanyThe Global Contemporary. Art Worlds after 1989, ZKM, Karlsruhe, GermanyDublin Contemporary, Biennale of Dublin, Dublin, IrelandEntre Temps, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TaiwanContested Terrains, Tate Modern, London / UKFrench Art Today: Marcel Duchamp Prize, National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Gwacheon, South KoreaThe Future of a Promise - Collateral exhibition, Venice Biennale 2011, Magazzini del Sale, Venice, ItalyEvergreen, Crédit Agricole de Montrouge, Montrouge, FranceParis – Delhi – Bombay, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FranceEntre-Temps, Minsheng Art Museum Shanghai, Shanghai, ChinaFrench Window, Mori Museum, Tokyo, JapanPAX, Fondation Francès, Senlis, France Strike Oppose, Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAELiving Room Exotica, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland PROJECT EUROPA:  Imagining the (Im)possible, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, USA

2010

La Route de la Soie, New Chinese, Indian and middle eastern art from the Saatchi Gallery, Lille 3000, Tri Postal, Lille, France

PICHA festival, Lubumbashi Image Encounters, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Living in Evolution, Busan Biennal 2010, Busan Yacht Center, Gwangalli Beach, South Corea

Make Yourself at Home, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Geo-graphics, A Map of Art Practices in Africa, Past and Present, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Dreamlands, Beaubourg - Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Told/Untold/Retold, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar

The Future of Tradition - The Tradition of Future, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

Street & Studio – From Basquiat to Séripop, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, Austria

The Flower of May, Kunsthalle Gwangju and City Museum, Gwangju, Korea

Art Unlimited, Art Basel 41, Basel, Switzerland

PastPresentFuture – Highlights from the UniCredit Group Collection, Centro Culturale Yapı Kredi, Istanbul

SUD 2010, Salon Urbain de Douala, festival triennal d'art public, Espace doual'art centre d'art contemporain Place du Gouvernement Bonanjo, Douala, Camerun

Centenary of Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile, Chile

PROJECT EUROPA: Imagining the (Im)possible, The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art - University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Utopia and Monument II. On Virtuosity and the Public Sphere, Exhibition for the public space, Graz, Austria

SPHERES 2010, 7 énergies autour d’une nouvelle expérience d’exposition, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, France

Lo spazio del sacro, Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, Italy

De leur temps (3), FRAC d’Alsace – Sélestat, Grenoble, France ; Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France 

FotoGrafia IX Festival Internazionale di Roma, MACRO Testaccio, Rome, Italy

Living in Evolution, Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea

Biennale de Belleville, Paris, France

Make Yourself at Home, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Charlottenborg, Denmark

Unerwartet. Von der islamischen Kunst zur zeitgenössischen Kunst,  Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Entre Temps, LoftProject ETAGI, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2009

Disorientation II, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Los de arriba y los de abajo, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico DF, Mexico

FIAC, Musée national d'art moderne et contemporain, Algiers, Algeria

Frontières, 8th African Biennale of Photography, Bamako, Mali

Sphères, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, France

Dispositifs optiques, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain

Cargo, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany

Pulsioni Performative Nell’Arte Contemporanea, Torrione Passari, Molfetta, Italy

Entre-Temps, Espaço Cultural Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Time out of Joint : Recall and Evocation in Recent Art, The Kitchen, New York, USA

Praxis, Art in Times of Uncertainty, Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki, Greece

La Force de l’Art 02, Paris Triennial, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Entre-Temps, MIS - Museu da Imagem E Do Som, Sao Paulo SP, Brazil

Integration and resistance in the global era,10th Havana Biennale, Havana, Cuba

ART TEL AVIV 09, Tel Aviv, Israel

Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, SARNation State, The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Looking Inside-out, Kunstnernes, Oslo, Norway

Unveiled: New Art from the middle east, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Collection 10, IAC - Institut d´art contemporain - Frac Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France 

Gagarin the Artists in their Own Words – The first Decade, SMAK, Gent, Belgium

Mehr als ein T-Shirt, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany

Praxis, Art in Times of Uncertainty, Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki, Greece 

Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation,  Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, SAR

Calling Forth, The Kitchen; New York, USA

FIAC 2009, Tuileries Gardens, Paris, France

The Other, Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt

Crossings Traversees, Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Center, Cairo, Egypt

Travesia, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Réfléchir le Monde, La Centrale Electrique, Brussels, Belgium

In the Desert of Modernity, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Defense, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden

Pontevedra Biennale, Pontevedra, Spain

Representations of the artist as an intellectual, D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig, Germany

2008

Traversées / Crossings, Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Center, Cairo, Egypt

The Other, 11th Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt

Travesia, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Réfléchir le Monde, La Centrale Electrique, Brussels, Belgium

In the Desert of Modernity, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Defense, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden

Iaspis Open House, Autumn 2008, International Artist Studio Programme Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden

Pontevedra Biennale, Pontevedra, Spain

Representations of the artist as an intellectual, D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig, Germany

Traversée, Art Paris, Paris, France

Elefante Negro, Diego Rivera Museum, Mexico DF, Mexico

Elefante Negro, Diego Rivera Museum, Mexico DF, Mexico

2007

The Big Easy, ACC Galerie Weimar, Weimar, Germany

The Big Easy: Relocating the Myth of the "West",  Stiftung Federkiel - Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany

Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid , Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

Suite Française, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria

Alles klar? Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Ägypten, Kunstverein Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Equatorial Rhythms, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

Theater of Cruelty, White Box, New York,  USA

Dialogues méditerranéens, St Tropez, France

De leur Temps (2), Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

Signes d’Existence, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

New Economy, Artists Space, New York, USA

Accélération, Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

L´Emprise du Lieu #4, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France

Suite Française, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria

The Big Easy, ACC Galerie Weimar, Weimar, Germany

The Big Easy: Relocating the Myth of the "West",  Stiftung Federkiel - Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany

Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

Temporally, The Israeli Center of Digital Art, Holon, Israel

De leur Temps (2), Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

Dialogues méditerranéens, St. Tropez, France

Accélération, Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

L‘Emprise du Lieu #4, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France

Politics of Fear, Albion, Londres, UK

Sculpture Park, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK

Equatorial Rhythms, Sternersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

Theater of Cruelty, White Box, New York, USA

Signes d’Existence, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

New Economy, The Artists Space, New York, USA

2006

1st Art, Landscape & Architecture Biennial, Canary Islands, Spain

BLACK PARIS. Kunst und Geschichte einer schwarzen Diaspora, Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany

Nuit Blanche, Paris, France

Arabic views, Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark

Notre histoire : une scène artistique française émergente, Palais de Tokyo, Paris / France, 2006

1st Art, Landscape & Architecture Biennial, Canary Islands, Spain

Notre Histoire, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

BLACK PARIS. Kunst und Geschichte einer schwarzen Diaspora, Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany

Nuit Blanche, Paris, France

Infinities, Art Unlimited, Art Basel 37, Basel, Switzerland

Take a walk on the wild side, de Pury & Luxembourg gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2005

Regards des photographes arabes contemporains, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France

In between times, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

Meeting Point, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

Expérience de la durée, 8th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France

SingulierS, Guangdong Museum of Art, Canton, China

Regards des photographes arabes contemporains, Institute of the Arab World, Paris, France

Meeting Point, Sternersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

Expérience de la durée, 8th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, Franc

In between times, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

Big Bang, Jewish Art and History Museum, Paris, France

SingulierS, Guangdong Museum of Art, Canton, China

Expérience de la durée, 8th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France

Living for the City, J. Shainman gallery, New York, USA

The Loop, Art Unlimited, Art Basel 36, Basel, Switzerland

2004

Near East Project, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

Continental Breakfast, Belgrade, Serbia 

Shake, OK Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz, Austria

Shake, Villa Arson, Nice, France

2003

Fault Lines, Contemporary African Art and shifting landscapes, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, ItalyVoyages d’Artistes, Foundation Electra, Paris, France Ouvertures Algériennes : créations vivantes, La Criée, Rennes, France

2002

Les vertus sont des titres, les souffrances sont des droits, FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême / France

2001

L’Alchimie de la rencontre, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims / France

The State of Things, part.1, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin / Germany

L’Alchimie de la rencontre, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

L’état des choses part.1, Kunst-werke, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Berlin, Germany

Lectures

2017

Stealing From The West. Kulturelle Aneignung als postkoloniale Vergeltung, Pluriviale VII, Akademie der Kuenste der Welt, Cologne, Germany

Round Table: Artists, Museums, and Future Collections, Goethe Institut, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Ready-Made Century, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2013

Suspended Spaces – Discover / Uncover Modernism, Paris, France


Whitechapel, London, UK


Document, fiction et droit, Wiels, Bruxelles, Belgium

After Year Zero, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany


Inventions et réinventions des arts primitifs, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France


The Culture of Fear : An Invention of Evil, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


HomeWorks, Ashkal Awan, Beirut, Lebanon


Curatorial/Knowledge seminar, Goldsmiths, London, UK

2012

Matters of Collaborations, Collaboratoire 3, Dakar, Senegal


Modern Monday, MoMA, New York, USA


Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

2011


Suspended Spaces, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon


Interface, Université La Sorbonne, Paris, France


Un Temps de l’Art, Université Rennes 2, Ecole supérieure européenne d’art de Bretagne, Rennes, France


Festival de l’Histoire de l’Art, Fontainebleau, France


Kunst Afrikas , Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2010

The Serpentine Map Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

Warsaw Under Construction II, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, Warsaw, Poland

Kader Attia : Void’s GeometriesThe British Museum, in collaboration with the Tate, London, UK


After Post-colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism?, panel discussion, Tate Modern, London, UK


The Falmouth Convention, University College Falmouth, Falmouth, UK

SITAC VIII, International Symposium on Contemporary Art Theory, Mexico DF, Mexico

Clinicas symposium, Mexico DF, Mexico

2009

Eastwards = westwards, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands

Artistic Design of the ballet « Comedy of Change » by Rambert Dance Company, UK

Awards

2017

Winner of Joan Miró Prize, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

2016

Winner of Marcel Duchamp Prize, Centre Georges Pompidou

2014

Kunstpreis Berlin Jubiläumsstiftung 1848/1948, Akademie der Künste, Berlin / German

2010

Paul D. Fleck Fellowship, Banff, Canada

Smithsonian Institution Artist Research Fellowship Program, Washington DC, USA

Abraaj Capital Prize, Dubai, UAE

2008

Cairo Biennale, Prize of the Biennale, Cairo, Egypt

2005

Nominee for the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Paris, France

1997

The Leica Special Prize / " Une Algérie d 'Enfance”, Paris, France

Residences

2014

artpace, San Antonio / USA

2010

The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada

2008

JCVA, Jerusalem, Israel

IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden

Public Commissions

2013

Les Terrasses, outdoor work, La Digue du Large, Marseille, France.