Kader Attia

French, b. 1970

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Kader Attia

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French, b. 1970

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509
Biography

French-Algerian artist Kader Attia began his practice with photography before moving to collage, sculpture, and large-scale installation. His work does not conform to one visual aesthetic but is informed by his concept of “repair,” which he sees as a way to explore Western and non-Western approaches to history and politics in terms of a constant restitching of cultural identity. His philosophical, research-based installations draw on themes of architecture, the body, and religion, often employing postcolonial references within museological modes of display.

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KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and 2 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 6 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 8 more
Biography

French-Algerian artist Kader Attia began his practice with photography before moving to collage, sculpture, and large-scale installation. His work does not conform to one visual aesthetic but is informed by his concept of “repair,” which he sees as a way to explore Western and non-Western approaches to history and politics in terms of a constant restitching of cultural identity. His philosophical, research-based installations draw on themes of architecture, the body, and religion, often employing postcolonial references within museological modes of display.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and 2 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 6 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 8 more
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