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Kader Attia
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Kader Attia

Kader Attia (b. 1970, France) lives and works in Berlin. He spent his childhood between France and Algeria, and later graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD) in Paris. Using his own background that has been defined by several cultures simultaneously, he explores the impact of Western cultural and political capitalism on the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as how this residual strain of struggle and resistance to colonization impacts the mind of any immigrant as a territory. In series of works that employ different materials, symbols and scale, Attia explores questions of community, diversity, belonging and exile and the tangle of identity conflicts in the age of globalization. Attia’s work has been widely exhibited at major international institutions including the ICA, Boston (2007); the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2011); the Tate Modern, London (2011); MoMA, New York (2012); dOCUMENTA(13) (2012); and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2013).