Galleria Continua
San Gimignano
Les Moulins

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

Solo Exhibitions


Kader Attia, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

MAC VAL, Musée d’art contemporain de Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Kader Attia, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, US


Reflecting Memory, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

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

Reparing the Invisible, SMAK, Gent, Belgium

Kader Attia, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia

Kader AttiaAustralian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

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


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


The Injuries are Here, Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

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

Ghost, Stiftelsen3,14, Bergen, Norway

Beginning of the world, Galleria Continua-Les Moulins, Boissy-le-Châtel, France

Complementary Conversations, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria


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

Beginning of the world, Galleria Continua /Beijing

Contre Nature, Beirut Art Center, Beirut / Lebanon

Show your Injuries, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York


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


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


Ghost, Galerie Christian Nagel, Antwerp, Belgium


Holy Land, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy


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

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

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

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

Failures, Noga gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


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


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


Tsunami, Magasin, CNAC, Grenoble, France

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

Sweet sweat, Andréhn-Schiptjenko gallery, Stockholm, Sweden


The Gallery @ Sketch, London , UK


HALLAL, Kamel Mennour gallery, Paris, France


Alter Ego, Kamel Mennour gallery, Paris, France


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


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


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


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

Group Exhibitions


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

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

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

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

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

Sharjah Project, Dakar

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

Citynature: From Vilnius Further On, National Gallery of Art of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania

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

Contemporary Locus, Ex Albergo Diurno, Bergamo, Italy


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

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

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

Para tibi, Roma, nihil, Roma, Italy

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

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

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

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

Marcel Duchamp Prize, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Foreign Gods, Leopold Museum, Wien, Austria

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


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


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


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

The World Turned Inside Out, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Terms and Conditions, the Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, China

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


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

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

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

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


Beijing Online Inlive - 10 Hands 100 Fingers, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China

4th Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia

Wunder. Kunst, Religion und Wissenschaft vom 4. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

The Global Contemporary. Art World after 1989, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

Dublin Contemporary, Biennale of Dublin, Dublin, IIreland

Contested Terrains, Tate Modern, London,UK

Evergreen, Crédit Agricole de Montrouge, France

French Window, Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japon

PARIS-DELHI-BOMBAY... , the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Miracles, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Living 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

Collector, Collection of the Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Le Tri Postal, Lille, France

Drift- an exploration of urban and suburban landscapes, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

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

PAX, Fondation Francès, Senlis, France

French Window, Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Strike Oppose, Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE


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

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

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

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

SUD2010, Douala, Cameroon

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

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


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

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

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

ART TEL AVIV 09, Tel Aviv, Israel

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

Nation State, The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

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, 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

Nation State, Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

Looking Inside-out, Kunstnernes, Oslo, Norway

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


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

Traversée, Art Paris, Paris, France

Elefante Negro, Diego Rivera Museum, Mexico DF, Mexico


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

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

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


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

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

Notre Histoire, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France


Meeting Point, Sternersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

In between times, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

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

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

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

SingulierS, Guangdong Museum of Art, Canton, China


The Sweatshop, Art Position, Art Basel Miami, Miami, USA

Videozone, Video Art Biennale, Herzliya Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

Near East Project, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfort, Germany

Continental Breakfast, Belgrade, Czech Republic

Shake, OK Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz, Austria

Shake, Villa Arson, Nice, France


Correspondance, Statement Area, Art Basel 34, Basel, Switzerland

Fault Lines, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Voyages d’Artistes, Foundation Electra, Paris, France

Ouvertures Algériennes : créations vivantes, La Criée, Rennes, France


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


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

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



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


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


Matters of Collaborations, Collaboratoire 3, Dakar, Senegal

Modern Monday, MoMA, New York, USA

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


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


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


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

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



Winner of Joan Miró Prize, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona


Winner of Marcel Duchamp Prize, Centre Georges Pompidou


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


Paul D. Fleck Fellowship, Banff, Canada

Smithsonian Institution Artist Research Fellowship Program, Washington DC, USA

Abraaj Capital Prize, Dubai, UAE


Cairo Biennale, Prize of the Biennale, Cairo, Egypt


Nominee for the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Paris, France


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



artpace, San Antonio / USA


The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada


JCVA, Jerusalem, Israel

IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden