Mounir Fatmi

Moroccan, b. 1970

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Mounir Fatmi

Moroccan, b. 1970

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Biography

Working in video, installation, drawing, painting, and sculpture, Mounir Fatmi examines human vulnerability. He constructs visual environments (comprising such objects as saw blades, stereo speakers, construction hard hats, and flags) and plays with language in a way that questions preconceptions of politics and religion and unearths injustices buried by history. In his 2009 work The Machinery, 30 aggressive-looking industrial saw blades are inscribed with elaborately drawn Islamic poems relaying a peaceful message. Using current events as content for projects, Fatmi investigates the origins of contemporary issues and crises.

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Biography

Working in video, installation, drawing, painting, and sculpture, Mounir Fatmi examines human vulnerability. He constructs visual environments (comprising such objects as saw blades, stereo speakers, construction hard hats, and flags) and plays with language in a way that questions preconceptions of politics and religion and unearths injustices buried by history. In his 2009 work The Machinery, 30 aggressive-looking industrial saw blades are inscribed with elaborately drawn Islamic poems relaying a peaceful message. Using current events as content for projects, Fatmi investigates the origins of contemporary issues and crises.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Shows Featuring Mounir Fatmi
Articles Featuring Mounir Fatmi
The Artsy Guide to Moving Image Istanbul
Sep 17th, 2014
The Artsy Guide to Moving Image Istanbul
My Highlights from Moving Image Istanbul 2014
Sep 17th, 2014
My Highlights from Moving Image Istanbul 2014
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