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Iman Issa

Egyptian, b. 1979

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Iman Issa

Egyptian, b. 1979

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Iman Issa is known for her politically inflected and civically engaged conceptual sculpture. Issa was first a student of political science and philosophy in Cairo before switching to painting. Her first works included postcards, posters for public buses, and proposals for kiosks. She then became interested in how memory functions in familiar and unfamiliar spaces in both intimate and public scales. Her “Triptych” series (2009) for example, are three-part sculptures, each featuring an array of objects relating to places of personal significance for the artist. Since 2010, Issa has been working on a series of proposals for alternatives to the public monuments of her childhood that she believes have failed in some way. Issa is also a recipient of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize.

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Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), and 1 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Berlin Biennale, and 3 more
Biography

Iman Issa is known for her politically inflected and civically engaged conceptual sculpture. Issa was first a student of political science and philosophy in Cairo before switching to painting. Her first works included postcards, posters for public buses, and proposals for kiosks. She then became interested in how memory functions in familiar and unfamiliar spaces in both intimate and public scales. Her “Triptych” series (2009) for example, are three-part sculptures, each featuring an array of objects relating to places of personal significance for the artist. Since 2010, Issa has been working on a series of proposals for alternatives to the public monuments of her childhood that she believes have failed in some way. Issa is also a recipient of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Berlin Biennale, and 3 more