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Photo: Charles Benton. Commissioned by Art in General, New York and HOME, Manchester, U.K. ©2015 Basim Magdy

BASIM MAGDY (b. 1977) is an artist based in Basel, Switzerland and Cairo, Egypt. His recent exhibitions include Asleep in Another Dimension, 2020, MuHKA, Antwerp; Water After All, 2020, MCA Chicago; A Peacock and a Hippo Walk Into an Existential Debate: 2019, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse; Surround Audience: 2015, New Museum Triennial, New Museum, New York; Lest the Two Seas Meet, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw; The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, HOME Manchester, UK and Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland; La Biennale de Montreal, Canada; MUMA – Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne and a solo presentation at Art in General, New York. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group shows including the SeMA Biennial MediaCity, Seoul, Korea, 2014; the 13th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey, 2013; Biennale Jogja XII, Indonesia, 2013; the Sharjah Biennial 11, UAE, 2013; La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012 and Transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2012. He was shortlisted for the second edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre in 2012 and is the winner of Abraaj Art Prize, Dubai and the New:Vision Award, CPH:DOX Film Festival, Copenhagen in 2014. Magdy is the recipient of the 2016 Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year award.
His work is in the collections of the MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, Guggenheim Museum, New York, MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MoCP Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, France, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Castello di Rivoli - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Deutsche Bank Collection, Germany, Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel, Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, Barjeel Foundation, Sharjah, Art Jameel Collection, Dubai , Mathaf: Museum of Modern Arab Art, Doha.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
Basim Magdy - Renegade Dreams Hanging from the CloudsKÖNIG GALERIE
2016
Basim Magdy: No Shooting StarsJeu de Paume
2015
Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015The Museum of Modern Art
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The Hollow Desire to Populate Imaginary Cities, 2014

30 chromogenic color prints from chemically altered slides on metallic paper, each 13 3/8 × 20 1/16″ (34 × 51 cm)
Location
New York
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Photo: Charles Benton. Commissioned by Art in General, New York and HOME, Manchester, U.K. ©2015 Basim Magdy

BASIM MAGDY (b. 1977) is an artist based in Basel, Switzerland and Cairo, Egypt. His recent exhibitions include Asleep in Another Dimension, 2020, MuHKA, Antwerp; Water After All, 2020, MCA Chicago; A Peacock and a Hippo Walk Into an Existential Debate: 2019, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse; Surround Audience: 2015, New Museum Triennial, New Museum, New York; Lest the Two Seas Meet, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw; The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, HOME Manchester, UK and Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland; La Biennale de Montreal, Canada; MUMA – Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne and a solo presentation at Art in General, New York. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group shows including the SeMA Biennial MediaCity, Seoul, Korea, 2014; the 13th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey, 2013; Biennale Jogja XII, Indonesia, 2013; the Sharjah Biennial 11, UAE, 2013; La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012 and Transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2012. He was shortlisted for the second edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre in 2012 and is the winner of Abraaj Art Prize, Dubai and the New:Vision Award, CPH:DOX Film Festival, Copenhagen in 2014. Magdy is the recipient of the 2016 Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year award.
His work is in the collections of the MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, Guggenheim Museum, New York, MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MoCP Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, France, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Castello di Rivoli - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Deutsche Bank Collection, Germany, Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel, Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, Barjeel Foundation, Sharjah, Art Jameel Collection, Dubai , Mathaf: Museum of Modern Arab Art, Doha.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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