Kader Attia

Year and place of birth: 1970, Seine-Saint-Denis, France Location: Berlin, Germany en Algiers, Algeria

Kader Attia’s work is internationally recognized for the urgent manner in which he explores notions of trauma and repair in our globalised society through an artistic practice that involves assemblages, reparations and appropriation. His artistic practice gives a poetic dimension to a broader discourse on the repercussions of the Western hegemony over non-Western cultures in historical narratives, the politics of identity and humanitarian crises in the present (refugee crisis) and the past (colonisation). The artist recently opened the space ‘La Colonie’ in Paris, where, through a programme of talks, debates and concerts, synergy is sought between art, theory and activism.

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