Ali Cherri is a video and visual artist based in Beirut and Paris. His recent solo exhibitions include Somniculus at Jeu de Paume, Paris and CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (2017); Tretyakov Gallery Moscow (Sep. 2017); Galerie Imane Farès (Oct. 2017); Jönköpings läns museum, Sweden (2017); Sursock Museum, Beirut (2016). His work has been exhibited in several international exhibitions, among them Anarchéologie Centre Pompidou – Paris (2017); Lyon Biennial (Sept. 2017); Le MACVAL, France (2017); Guggenheim New York (2016); MAXXI, Rome (Nov. 2017); Aichi Triennial, Japan (2016), Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Italy (2016); Le Centquatre Paris (2016); Sharjah Art Space (2016), MACBA, Spain (2015); Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, Poland (2015); Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Spain (2015); Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea (2014). He is the recipient of Harvard University’s Robert E. Fulton Fellowship (2016) and Rockefeller Foundation Award (2017). His films have been shown in International Film Festivals including New Directors/New Films MoMA NY; Cinéma du Réel, Centre Pompidou; CPH:DOX (winner of NewVision Award); Dubai International Film Festival (winner Best Director); VideoBrasil (Southern Panorama Award); Berlinale; Toronto International Film Festival & San Francisco International Film Festival amongst other.

Ali Cherri
Beirut, 1976

Past Exhibitions

An Opera for Animals

Para Site
23/03/2019 — 09/06/2019

Polvo En Nuestros Ojos

Twin Gallery
01/02/2017 — 10/03/2017

Beloved Bodies II

Barjeel Art Foundation
01/03/2017 — 01/10/2017

Ali Cherri: Somniculus

Jeu de Paume
14/02/2017 — 28/05/2017

Solo Shows

Somniculus – Jeu de Paume – Paris, France
Somniculus – CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux – France
Tretyakov Museum – Moscow, Russia
Jönköping County Museum – Sweden

A Taxonomy of Fallacies, Sursock Museum – Beirut, Lebanon

Bird’s Eye View, CAP Kuwait Art Center – Kuwait

On Things that Move, Galerie Imane Farès – Paris, France

Bad Bad images, Galerie Imane Farès – Paris, France

A fleur de peau, Galerie Regard Sud – Lyon, France

Group Shows

Rendez-vous, Lyon Biennial, France Tous, des sang-mêlés – Le MACVAL – Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France
Anarchéologies, Centre Pompidou, Paris France
Dust In Our Eyes, Twin Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Rainbow Caravane – Aichi Triennial, Aichi – Japan
The End of the World, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prate Italy But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise, Guggenheim New York
THE DIGGER, New Directors/New Films, MoMA – New York, U.S.
The Time is Out of Joint, Sharjah Art Space, Sharjah, U.A.E.
THE DIGGER, Cinéma du Réel, Centre Pompidou (Competition) – Paris, France THE DIGGER, Ann Arbor Film Festival (Competition) – Michigan, U.S.
Lest the Two Seas Meet, Gwangju Museum of Art – Gwangju, Korea
THE DIGGER, Imagine Science, NYU Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
(Scientist Award) Matérialité de l’Invisible, Le Centquarre – Paris, France
THE DIGGER, Rotterdam International Film Festival – The Netherlands

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Beirut Country of birth: Lebanon Date of birth: 1976 Lives in: Beirut and Paris