Artist

Kader Attia

Born in Dugny, 1970 and lives in Paris, France

Kader Attia  uses the experience of living as a part of two cultures as a starting point to develop a dynamic practice that reflects on aesthetics and ethics of different cultures. He takes a poetic and symbolic approach to exploring the wide-ranging repercussions of Western modern cultural hegemony and colonialism on non-Western cultures, investigating identity politics of historical and colonial eras, from Tradition to Modernity, in the light of our globalized world, of which he creates a genealogy.
For several years, his research focuses on the concept of Repair, as a constant in Human Nature, of which the modern Western Mind and the traditional extra-Occidental Thought have always had an opposite vision. From Culture to Nature, from gender to architecture, from science to philosophy, any system of life is an infinite process of repair.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Kader Attia: Remembering the Future
Kunsthaus Zürich becomes the first institution in German-speaking Switzerland to devote a solo exhibition to Kader Attia.
21 Aug 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
Kunsthaus Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
Smoke and Mirrors – The Roaring Twenties
"The Roaring Twenties" gather together material of the prevalent media of the time, together with contemporary works engaging with the languages of the time.
03 Jul 2020 - 11 Oct 2020
Kunsthaus Zürich
Zurich
Exhibitions
Our World is Burning
A group exhibition on the climate consequences of fire on our planet from a singular perspective.
21 Feb 2020 - 17 May 2020
Palais de Tokyo
Paris
Art Spaces
Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong
Galleries in Hong Kong
Galleria Continua
Galleries in Chianti, San Gimignano, Volterra