Title of the workshop:
"Towards an Instrumental Application of Forms"
Calendar of the workshop:
Monday March 26 at 17h30
About the speaker:
Iman Issa was born in 1979. She studied Philosophy and Political Science at the American University in Cairo and received an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University, in 2007. She has held a number of solo exhibitions, among which, Material (Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany, 2017; Mercer Union, Toronto, 2012; and Rodeo Istanbul, 2011); Heritage Studies (Rodeo, London, 2017; Carlier Gebauer, Berlin, 2016; and MACBA, Barcelona, 2015); Lexicon (Rodeo, London, 2015); and Iman Issa (Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, 2013). Her work was also shown in group exhibitions, notably at Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2009, 2015, and 2017); MoMA, New York (2017); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2017); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2016); Modern Art Oxford (2016); MACBA, Barcelona (2015); Sfeir Semler Gallery, Beirut (2015); 8th Berlin Biennial (2014); Homeworks 6, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2013); Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris (2013); and New Museum, New York (2012). Her book Common Elements was published by the Glasgow Sculpture Studios in 2015 and Thirty-three Stories about Reasonable Characters in Familiar Places was published by the SculptureCenter in 2011. She has been named a 2017 DAAD artist in residence, and is a recipient of the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise (2017), the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2015), Han Nefkens Foundation-MACBA Award (2012), and the Abraaj Group Art Prize (2013). Issa teaches at the Cooper Union School of Art, New York. www.imanissa.com