biography

Represented by galerie kamel mennour, Paris, The Third Line, Dubai & Galerie Plutschow, Zurich, Switzerland.


Education:

1998-2003  Royal College of Art: Research studies in the Photography dept., London. 

1995-1997  Slade School of Art: Master of Fine Art in Media, London.

1992-1995  Central Saint Martins School of Art: BA (hons) in Critical Fine Art Practice, London.

 

Past Solo Exhibitions:

2016

L’écriture des lignes, kamel mennour, Paris, France

Collecting Lines, Art On the Underground (commission), London, UK

Now You See Me – Now You See Me, VCUQ Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Doha, Qatar

2015:

Zineb Sedira : Present Tense, Taymour Ghrane Gallery, NYC, USA

Sand of Times, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE

2014:

Disenchanted Matters, Plutschow, Zurich, Switzerland

Maritime Chronicles, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, MIlan, Italy

2013

Sweet Journeys, Galerie La jetée, J1 Grand Port Maritime, Marseille, France

Lighthouse in the Sea of Time, Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, Houston, USA

Récits maritimes: Entre terre et mer, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia

The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea Part V: Zineb Sedira, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2011

Beneath the Surface, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris (catalogue)

2010

Gardiennes d'images, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (catalogue)

Les rêves n'ont pas de titre, Musée d’Art Contemporain [MAC], Marseille, France

Under the Sky and Over the Sea, BildMuseets, Umeå University, Sweden

Under the Sky and Over the Sea, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark

MiddleSea, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

Zineb Sedira, Musée National Pablo Picasso, La Guerre et la Paix, Vallauris, France

Invitation au Voyage, Galerie Edouard-Manet, Gennevilliers, France

2009

Under the Sky and Over the Sea, Pori Museum, Finland (catalogue)

Zineb Sedira: Seafaring, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK

MiddleSea as part of Forex, at Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Currents of Time: Rivington Place, London

Floating Coffins, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK

2008

Shipwreck: the death of a journey, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris 

MiddleSea, Wapping Project, London

Zineb Sedira, Centre Culturel Français, Algiers, Algeria 

2007

Videos by Zineb Sedira, Centre d'Art Contemporain du Parvis, Pau, France 

Saphir, Temble Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 

2006

Saphir, Photographer's Gallery, London (Catalogue)

Transitional Landscapes, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris

Zineb Sedira, Galerie Esma, Algiers, Centre Culturel Français, Oran and Constantine, Algeria 

2005

Zineb Sedira, OneTwenty Gallery, Gent, Belgium and at Fri-Art, Fribourg, Swizerland 

2004

Zineb Sedira: Telling stories with differences, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (Catalogue/DVD) Touring exhibition

2003

Zineb Sedira, Galleria Sogospatty, Rome, Italy (Catalogue) 

Regard Croisé, Arles, France

2002

Biennal of Photography in Florence  and Prato, Monograph, Dryphoto arte contemporanea, Prato. Italy (catalogue)

Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles 2002, 33e edition,  Arles, France (Catalogue)

 

Past Group Exhibitions:

2016

Essential Paysage, Al Maaden Centre d’Art contemporain Africain, Marrakech, Morocco

Meeting Points, VideoStudio, Studio Museum, NY, USA

Certain Kind of Light, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK (21 Jan. - 14 May)

Après Babel, traduire, MuCEM, Marseille, France  

Matières à penser, Mecenat Picard, Château de Chassagne-Montrachet, France

L’Iris de Lucy, artistes africaines contemporaines, Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, France

2015

Horizons, Plutschow Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland

Good Walls Make Good Neighbourgs, St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, VIVA (Valletta International Visual Arts Festival), Malta

The Translator’s Voice, Marco, Museum de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain

The divine comedy, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, USA

The Translator's Voice, FRAC Lorraine, France

Mare Medi Terraneum, Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Spain

The Unfinished Conversation, Beirut Art Centre, Beirut, Lebanon 

The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding and Decoding, The Power Plant, Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2014

The Divine Comedy, Scad, Savannah, US Catalogue

L'Oeil Photographique: Oeuvres majeures des collections du Centre national des arts plastiques, Frac Auvergne, France Catalogue

Before the Horizon, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain Catalogue

The Politics Of Food, Delfina Foundation, London

Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea: SeaCity Museum, Southampton, UK

The Divine Comedy, MMK Museum für Mordern Kunst - Frankfurt (20 Mar) and  Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, USA Catalogue

Here Africa, Château de Penthes, Geneva, Switzerland

Songs of Loss and Songs of Love: Lee Nan-Young and Oum Kulthoum, Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea Catalogue

2013

Le Pont, Musée d’Art Contemporain [MAC], Marseille, France

Les Galeries de la Méditerranée, permanent exhibition, MuCem (Musée des  civilisations de  l'Europe et de la Méditerrannée), Marseille, France

Aqua Vitalis: Positions de l'art contemporain, Artothèque, Caen, France

Terms & Conditions, Singapore Art Museum, Republic of Singapore

Becoming Independent, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

Ici, ailleurs, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseilles as part of Marseille Provence 2013: European Capital of Culture.

Homelands, Lalit Kala Akademi: New Delhi; Harrington St Art Centre: Kolkata; Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum: Mumbai; National Gallery of Modern Art: Bangalore.

Un brève histoire de lignes, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France

Family Matters: The Family in British Art, Tate Britain, London

Imagined Places, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, Holland

2012

The Mediterranean Approach, SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo, Bresil

Migrations, Tate Britain, London

Once Upon a Time the Screen, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

Usages et convivialité,  Maison des Arts de Malakoff, France

Liquid Archive, Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA, Australia 

State of Transit, Open Space Open Systems, Vienna, Austria

The Mediterranean Approach, Musée d’Art Contemporain [MAC], France

2011

Family Matters: The Family in British Art, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Drift - an exploration of urban & suburban landscapes, Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates

Disquieting Muses, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki – State Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece (catalogue)

Haunting: Furtive and uncanny presence in media, art, and pop, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, Austria

The Mediterranean Approach, Palazzo Zenobio, Venice Biennale

A Million Miles from Home, Fokestone Triennial, Fokestone, UK (catalogue)

A Sense of Perspective, Tate Liverpool, UK 

2010:

Told, Untold, Retold, Museum of Contemporary Art, Doha, Qatar (catalogue)

Les Rencontres de Picha 2010, Lubumbashi, Congo

 Living Across, Spaces of Migration, xhibit, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)

Entre-temps,  LoftProject Etagi, Saint Petersbourg, Russia (catalogue) 

Photography as a process of identity, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium (catalogue)

Voice Between Lines, Centre d'Art la Panera, Lleida, Spain (catalogue)

Journey With No Return, A Foundation, Rochelle School, London (catalogue)

Wild is the Wind, SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design), Savannah, USA (catalogue)

2009

Frontieres, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Bamako, Mali

Festival d’Art Contemporain, Algiers, Algeria  

Journeys with no return, Akbank Cultural Centre, Istanbul 

Femininity/Masculinity, Espai Visor, Valencia, Spain 

Rebelle. Art and Feminism, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Holland (June) (Catalogue) 

Elle@centrepmpidou, Pompidou Centre, Paris (Catalogue)

Entre-Temps, MIS (Museum of the Image and Sound) Sao Paulo, Brazil 

Maritime Chronicles: flow and junctions, Ausstellungsraum Klingenthal, Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland 

2008

Sphères, at Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel (Seine-et-Marne) – FRANCE 

Surreale 2008, Galleria Mimmo Scognamiglio Gallery in Milan 

Éclats de frontières – Nouvelles acquisitions, FRAC (Fond Réginal d’Art Contemporain, Marseilles) 

U-turn, 1st Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (Catalogue) 

REVOLUTIONS, The University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, USA 

Body Space Exhibition, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, UK  

L’Art au Féminin, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain d’Alger, Algiers (Catalogue) 

2007

House Trip, Berlin Art Fair, Germany 

Port Cities, on Mobility and Exhange, Arnolfini, Bristol (Catalogue)

Art Contemporain Arabe, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain d’Alger, Algiers, Algeria  

Her(his)story, Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece 

Heterotopias: Society Must Be Defended, Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece 

Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change, Sharjah Biennial 8, United Arab Emirate (Catalogue)

Afterlife, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (Catalogue)

Global Feminism, Brooklyn Museum, NY, USA (Catalogue)

I Am Making Art. 4 Studies on the Artist’s Body: Identity and Transformation, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Switzerland

Beyond Dust, the Archeological Museum, Naples, Italy (catalogue) 

Entre Fronteras/Between Borders, Museum of Contemporary Art,Vigo Spain (catalogue) 

2006

La Video: Un Art, Une Histoire 1965-2005, showcasing video work from the Centre Georges Pompidou’s collection. Touring internationally (catalogue)

Mankind, Leuven, Belgium (Catalogue) 

Exorcising Exoticism, 2006 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan (Catalogue) 

Why Pictures Now: Photography/Film/Video, Mumok, Vienna, Austria (Catalogue) 

The Waiting Place, Whitstable Biennale 2006, UK

Around the world in 80 days, ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art and South London Gallery, UK (Catalogue)

Une vision du Monde, la collection de Jean-Conrad et Isabelle Lemaître, La Maison Rouge, Paris (Catalogue) 

2005

The Art of White: painting, photography, installation, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK (Catalogue)

British Art Show 06, opening at Baltic, Gateshead, touring to Manchester, Castle Museum, across several venues in Nottingham and Bristol.

Meeting Point, Stenersen, Museum, Oslo, Norway (Catalogue) 

Identità & Nomadismo, Palazzo delle Papesse-Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy (Catalogue) 

Some Stories, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria. Touring to Minoriten Kultur Graz: May /July 10 and  Magazin 4/ Kunstverein Bregenz 

2004

Africa Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Hayward Gallery, London. Touring exhibition (Publication)

Historias; ‘History in the Making’: Photo Espana 2004 Madrid, Spain (Catalogue) 

Britannia Works, Athens, Greece (April) (Catalogue)

Stranger than Fiction, Arts Council Collection. Touring nationally to Leeds City Art Gallery (April), Carlisle, Aberystwyth, Lincoln, Nottingham…(Catalogue) 

‘Ficcions’ Documentals, Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona (Catalogue) 

Tales of the City, British Council Exhibition, London Focus in 2004 Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy (Catalogue)

2003

Looking Both Ways, Museum for African Art, New York, USA (Catalogue)

Voyages d’artistes, Algérie 03, Espace Electra, Paris, France (Oct.) (Catalogue) 

Gestes, Festival du Printemps de Septembre, édition 2003,  Toulouse, France (Catalogue)

Aletheia, The Real of Conceament, Göteborgs Kontanstmuseum, Sweden (Catalogue) 

Fiction of Authenticity: Contemporary Africa Abroad, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri, USA  

Stranger, First Triennial of Photography and Video, Institute of Contemporary Photography, New York, USA(Catalogue) 

Ouverture Algériennes, créations vivantes, La Criée centre d’art contemporain, Rennes, France (Catalogue) 

Le XXeme siècle dans l'Art Algérien, Chateau Borrelli, Marseilles (Publication)

Veil, Walsall Museums and Art Gallery and Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and MOMA, Oxford (Publication))

2002

Self-Evident: Making the Self the subject of Art from 1970 to the present Day, Tate Britain, London

History/Now, Stockholm Fotofestival 2002, Liljevalchs Konsthall. Touring in Sweden. (Catalogue) 

In/tangible Cartographies: New Arab Video, Pacific Cinèmatheque, Vancouver, Canada 

Fold, City Gallery, Leicester, UK  (catalogue) 

2001

Patterns, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK. 

Mémoires intimes d'un nouveau millénaire, IV Rencontres de la Photographie africaine, Bamako 2001, Mali. (Catalogue) 

History of our present, Argos Festival 2001, Cinema Nova, Brussels, Belguim. (Catalogue)

Authentic/ex-centric: Africa In and Out Africa, 49th VENICE BIENNALE, Italy. (Catalogue/book) 

ev+a, Limerick City Gallery of Art,  Limerick Annual Biennial, Republic of Ireland. (Catalogue) 

2000

More than meets the eye, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. (Catalogue)

Ekbatana?, Nikollaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. (Catalogue)

Insertion: Self and Other, Apex Art C.P, New York, U.S.A.  

‘Artists’ Wallpapers: A Contemporary View’, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.

1999

From Where - to Here, Art from London, Konsthallen Göteborg Museum, Sweden. (Catalogue)

Dialogue of the Present, Women's Art Library, UK touring exhibition. (publication)

The Order of Things, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK.

Where are you from?, BM Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul, Turkey.  

1998

Is Art Beneath You?, Serpentine Gallery, London. (Catalogue)

Showgirls, Billboard Project, Women's Art Factory, Sheffield.

Return of the Showgirls, Women's Art Factory, The Workstation, Sheffield.

1997

Point of Entry, Cable Street Gallery, London, UK.

Out of the Blue, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Museums, Scotland, UK. (Catalogue)

 

Collections:

Public:

- Art in Embassies - U.S. Department of State, Washington

· Arts Council England , London

· Centre national des arts plastiques, ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Paris

· Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris

· Collection d’Isabelle et Jean-Conrad Lemaître

· Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt

· Ernst & Young, Paris

· Fonds municipal d’art contemporain de la Ville de Paris

· FRAC Alsace, Sélestat

· FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseilles

· Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Museums, Glasgow

· Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis

- Musée d'art contemporain, Marseille [MAC]  

· Mathaf - Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha

· Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

· Musée national de l’histoire et des cultures de l’immigration / Cité nationale de l’histoire, Paris

· Neuflize Vie, Paris

· SACEM, Paris

· SAM Art Projects, Paris

· Sharjah Art Museum Collection, Sharjah

· Tate collection, London

· The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University

· The mumok - museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien Collection, Vienna

· Victoria and Albert Museum, Contemporary Wall Paper Collections, London

· Whitworth Art Gallery, Contemporary Wall Paper Collections, Manchester

· Wolverhampton Arts and Museums, Wolverhampton

Private collectors

 

Awards/Prize:

2009: SAM Art Prize, Paris 

2004  Decibel Award, Arts Council, London 

2001  Prix AfAA, Laureat 2001: IV Rencontres de la photographie africaine, Bamako 2001, Mali 

2000  Westminster Arts Council, Film and Video Bursaries, London

1999  Artsadmin Artists Bursary, London & Artists film and video national fund, The Arts Council of England

 

Selected Essays and Writings: 

1997: Edith Marie Pasquier, Out of the Blue catalogue, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow –1998: Edith Marie Pasquier, essay for exhibition catalogue, Is Art beneath You?, Serpentine Gallery, London 1999: Edith Marie Pasquier, Oblique Gaze, Dialogue of the Present, exhibition catalogue/publication –  2000- Salah M. Hassan, Moi et l’Autre, l’Art dans le monde, exhibition catalogue, Paris - 2001: Gilane Tawadros, The Visible and the Invisible: The Work of Zineb Sedira,  Authentic/ex-centric: Africa In and Out Africa, 59th Venice  Biennale. - 2001: Rachel Garfield, Zineb Sedira, 2000: Fran Lloyd, Arab women artists: issues of representation and gender in contemporary British visual culture. - 2002: Simon Njami, Blink, (100 photographers, 10 curators, 10 writers), Phaidon Press – 2003: Fatma Zohra Zamoun, in Ouverture Algériennes, créations vivantes. Published by La Criée centre d’art contemporain, Rennes, France - Teresa Macri, ‘Elle’ in ‘Zineb Sedira’, solo catalogue, Galeria Sogospatti, Rome. - Edith Marie Pasquier, ‘Letters of Transit’ in Looking Both Ways, Museum for African Art – Tina Sotiriadi, Gabriel Coxhead, Simon Njami in ‘Zineb Sedira, a story told with differences’, Conerhouse catalogue/DVD. 2005 : Sarah Zürcher, Syncretic Landscapes and Outlooks, in exhibition catalogue Meeting Point, Stenersen, Museum, Oslo, Norway. 2006: Richard Dyers, Saphir and Elvan Zabunyan, Bringing time to the present: some considerations on the recent work of Zineb Sedira for the solo exhibition catalogue: Zineb Sedira: Saphir. 2007: Nadira Laggoune: Shifting Perceptions for Canvas Magazine. 2008: Rachel Garfield: Zineb Sedira for the New Media Encyclopedia website of Beaubourg Art center, Paris. Cherry Smith: The Work of Zineb Sedira for Lux Online. 2009: Lisa Lefeuvre: Currents of Time, Iniva, Rivington Place, London, Nadira Laggoune, Erik Veraghen, Lisa Lefeuvre for solo catalogue and exhibition: Under The Sky and Over the Sea, Pori Museum, Finland, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Denmark and Bildmuseet, Sweden. – 2010: Paul Ardenne: ‘Zineb Sedira: Avant de retrouver un centre’ for the exhibition Zineb Sedira, Musée National Pablo Picasso, La Guerre et la Paix, Vallauris, France - 2011: Steven Bode: 'The Sea Closed By'; Coline Milliard: 'Memories' and Erik Verhagen for the monograph and exhibition Beneath the Surface, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris.