Zineb Sedira was born in Paris in 1963.
Zineb Sedira lives in London and works between Algiers, Paris and London. Sedira studied at Central St Martin’s School of Art, Slade School of Art, and at the Royal College of Art in London. She is the founder of aria (artist residency in algiers).
Sedira was nominated for the Marcel Duchamp prize in 2015 and was awarded the David and Yuko Juda Art Foundation Grant in 2019. She had numerous solo exhibitions in institutions worldwide such as The Photographer’s Gallery (UK); Pori Museum (Finland); Kunsthalle Nikolaj (Denmark); Palais de Tokyo (France); [mac] musée d’Art contemporain (France); Blaffer Art Museum (USA); Prefix and Charles H. Scott Gallery (Canada), Art On the Underground, (London), Beirut Art Center (Lebanon), Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE), Jeu de Paume (France) and IVAM (Spain).
Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Tate Britain and Tate Modern (UK), Centre Pompidou and MAC VAL (France), Mori Museum (Japan), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (UK), Musée d’Art Moderne d’Alger (Algeria), Brooklyn Museum (USA), Gwangju Museum of Art, (South Korea), MMK (Germany), Power Plant (Canada), The Smithsonian, Guggenheim Museum and Studio Museum (USA) and Coleção Berardo Museum (Portugal).
She also participated in several International Biennials such as the Venice Biennale (Italy), Limerick Biennial (Ireland), ICP Triennial (New York); Sharjah Biennale (UAE), Folkestone Triennial (UK) and Prospect 4 New Orleans (USA).
In 2021 and 2022, Zineb Sedira will present her work at SMoCA-Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Dallas Contemporary (USA), Bildmuseet (Sweden), De La Warr Pavilion (UK) and Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (Portugal).
Zineb Sedira is represented by the Kamel Mennour (Paris) and The Third Line (Dubai) galleries.
Since the beginning of her career, she has elaborated a polyphonic vocabulary that embraces autobiographical narration, fiction, and documentary genres.