Adel Abidin

 

Born 1973 in Baghdad, Iraq

Adel Abidin was born in Baghdad in 1973. Lives and works in Helsinki.

 

Education

 

2005 MFA, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

2000 BA, Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad

 

Selected solo exhibitions

 

2019

Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture, Beirut.

Galerie Tanit, Beirut.

2018

Ateneum Art Museum, National Gallery, Helsinki.

2016

SAW Gallery. Ottawa.

Fotogalleriet and at Oslo Central Station, Oslo.

2015

Lawrie Shabibi - Contemporary Art Gallery, Dubai.

2014

Sultan Gallery, Kuwait.

MUU - Media Art Association Gallery, Helsinki.

Flow Festival, Helsinki.

2013

Forum Box Gallery, Helsinki.

Maraya Art Center, Sharjah.

Lawrie Shabibi - Contemporary Art Gallery, Dubai.

Turku Art Museum, Finland.

Forum BOX Gallery - Space for Art, Helsinki.

2012

Espace Croise, Roubaix, France.

Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland.

Arter - Space for Art, Istanbul.

2011

Darat al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman.

Anne De Villepoix Gallery, Paris.

Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul.

Wharf - Centre D’art Contemporain de Basse, Normandy.

2010

KIASMA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.

The DA2 - Centre of Contemporary Art in Salamanca, Spain.

Location One Gallery, New York.

2009

Finnish Institute, Stockholm.

2008

MAC/VAL - Musée D’art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France.

Gallery 300m3, Gothenburg.

White Box Gallery, New York.

SPACE - Contemporary Art Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia.

MUU - Media Art Association Gallery, Helsinki.

2007

Montalvo Arts Center, CA.

2006

Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki.

Huuto Gallery, Helsinki.

2004

Art Academy Gallery, Helsinki.

Kaapeli Tehdas gallery, Helsinki.

 

Selected group exhibitions

 

2020

Loop Barcelona, Barcelona.

IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia.

2019

Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea.

Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture, Beirut.

Emma - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland.

Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, China.

Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany.

B7L9 - Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis.

Darat al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman.

2018

ICAE2018 - Soundlines of Contemporary Art, Armenia.

MAXXI museum, Rome

2017

The 7th Moscow Biennale, Moscow.

NGV Triennial - National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

FOR-SITE Foundation, San Fransisco.

BOZAR - Centre of Art, Brussels.

Kunstverein Tiergarten - Galerie Nord, Berlin.

GUS - Gallery University Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Galerie Tanit, Beirut.

ADW - Amman Design Week, Amman.

Kunstram Kreuzberg - Bethanien, Berlin.

ICI - Institut des Cultiral d’Islam, Paris.

2016

Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile.

Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels.

Short film program - Film Sector, Art Basel Hong Kong.

Art Dubai Cinema, Art Dubai.

2015

56th Venice Biennale - International Exhibition, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice.

56th Venice Biennale - Iranian Pavilion, Venice.

5th Guangzhou Triennial - The Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou.

BWA SOKOL Contemporary Art Gallery, Nowy Sacz, Poland.

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto.

International Performance Art Festival, Chicago, Illinois.

JAO Tunis 2015, Carthage, Tunis.

Art Dubai - Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai.

KIASMA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.

Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah.

Lajevardi Collection, Tehran.

2014

Etopia Center for Art and Technology, Zaragoza, Spain.

The Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea.

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, Brussels.

The Jerusalem Show VII, Jerusalem.

104 Le CENQUATRE, Paris.

Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.

New Museum, New York.

MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome.

2013

Hauser & Wirth Gallery, London.

TANAS - Art Space and the Neuer Berliner Kunstvereinin, Berlin.

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.

SAM - Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.

Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver.

Mead Gallery - Warwick Arts Centre, UK.

2012

Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin.

Arab World Institute, Paris.

Akbank Art Center, Istanbul.

Havremagasinet as Art Museum, Boden, Sweden.

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.

BrotKunsthalle, Vienna.

Arter - Space for Art, Istanbul.

Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Winterthur, Switzerland.

2011

54th Venice Biennale - Iraq Pavilion, Venice.

10th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah.

SKMU - Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway.

Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, Slovenija.

MOCCA, Toronto.

Vejle Art Museum, Denmark.

Sergey Kuryokhin - Contemporary Art Center, St. Petersburg.

Arts, Talks and Sensations, Abu Dhabi.

2010

17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney.

Mathaf - Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha.

2009

Regis Center for Art - Minneapolis.

Overgaden - Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen.

Moen44 - Moen Island, Denmark.

MAP - Mobile Art Production, Stockholm.

Riga Exhibition Hall, Latvia.

Artericambi Gallery, Verona.

Mawazine Festival, Rabat, Morocco.

KIASMA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.

Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

2008

11th Cairo Biennial, Cairo.

Or Gallery, Vancouver.

MoMA, Museum of Modern Art - Screening, New York.

Hotel Royal Monceau, Demolition Party, Paris.

Domaine Pommery, Reims, France.

Artget Gallery, Belgrade Cultural Center, Belgrade.

Burg Schlaining’s - European Museum of Peace, Austria.

Grand Palais - Traversées exhibition, Paris.

Espace - Louis Vuitton Art Galley, Paris.

Camões Institute, Lisbon, Portugal.

CRAC Alsace - Centre Rhénan D’art Contemporian, France.

Alti Aylik project - Space of Contemporary Art, Istanbul.

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St.Louis.

2007

52nd Venice Biennale, Nordic Pavilion, Venice.

Gothenburg Biennial, Gothenburg.

The University of Chicago, Chicago.

The Rencontres Internationales - Film Festival, Paris.

Tallinna Kunstihoone, Tallinn.

Museum of Photography, Helsinki.

IMPAKT Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

37th Tampere Short Film Festival, Tampere.

2006

MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei.

October Saloon 47, Belgrade.

Fredericianum Khunsthalle, Kassel.

Museum of Photography, Helsinki.

Saw Gallery, Ottawa.

Images Festival, Toronto.

2005

5th Istanbul Biennial - Workshop, Istanbul. (M.A. Student)

The Holden Gallery, Manchester. (M.A. Student)

Galleria Rantakasarmin, Helsinki. (M.A. Student)

Tennis Palace Art Museum - HAM, Helsinki. (M.A. Graduation Exhibition)

2004

Blank Space - New Contemporary Space, Sydney.

Off Project - London Biennial, Area 10, London.

 

Selected grants & awards

 

2020

QM - Qatar Museums Authority - Commission, Doha.

AVEK - Promotion for Audiovisual Culture, Helsinki.

TAIKE - Art Promotion Centre Finland, Helsinki.

2019

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung- Beirut.

AFAC - The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Beirut.

2018

QM - Qatar Museums Authority - Commission, Doha.

Ateneum Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki.

2017

AVEK - Promotion for Audiovisual Culture, Helsinki.

2015

Finnish Ministry of Culture and Education - The Finland Prize for Visual Arts.

TAIKE - Art Promotion Centre Finland - Five year grant, Helsinki.

2011

Ars Fennica nominee, Helsinki.

The Art Council of Finland. Helsinki.

AVEK - Promotion for Audiovisual Culture. Helsinki.

Finnish Cultural Foundation - Three Years Grant.

2010

Swedish Cultural Fund, Helsinki.

AVEK - Promotion for Audiovisual Culture. Helsinki.

2008

The Art Council of Finland, Helsinki.

Alfred Kordelinin Foundation, Helsinki.

2007

AVEK - Audio Visual Cultural Prize. Helsinki.

FRAME - FUND for Art exchange, Helsinki.

AVEK - Promotion for Audiovisual Culture, Helsinki.

Finnish Cultural Foundation - One Year Grant.

AVEK - Promotion for Audiovisual Culture, Helsinki.

2006

Finnish Cultural Foundation, Helsinki.

AVEK - Promotion for Audiovisual Culture, Helsinki..

2005

The Art Council of Finland, Helsinki.

Finnish Cultural Foundation, Helsinki.

AVEK - Promotion for Audiovisual Culture, Helsinki.

LUKSUZ film festival - Audience award, Slovenia.

2004

The Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki.

2003

The Arts Council of Finland, Helsinki.

2002

First Prize - Contest of Young Iraqi Artists/Painters.

1999

Third Prize - Contest of new Iraqi Sculpture.

 

Selected lectures, talks and panel discussions

 

2020

Al- Mawred Culture Resource - Jury Member, Beirut.

2019

Seoul Museum of Art - with Wael Shawky & Ahlam Shibli, South Korea.

Mathaf - with Wael Shawky & Sheikha Reem Al-Thani, Doha.

2018

Galerie Tanit, Beirut - Artist Talk, Lebanon.

Ateneum Museum of Modern Art - Artist Talk, Helsinki.

Darat al Funun - Artist Talk, Amman.

2017

7th Moscow Biennale - with Taus Makhacheva, Moscow.

HKW- Haus der Kulturen der Welt - Artist Presentation, Berlin.

2016

World Press Freedom Day, The UNESCO - Guest Artist, Helsinki.

LASALLE College of the Arts - Guest Lecturer, Singapore.

Global Art Forum, Art Dubai - Artist Talk, Dubai, UAE.

2015

The UNESCO- Improving Artistic Freedom In a Digital Age - Panellist, Helsinki.

Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki - Visiting Professor, Helsinki.

2014

Alto University (TAIK) - Artist Talk, Helsinki.

2013

The Museum of Anthropology - Artist Talk, Vancouver.

The Mosaic Rooms, Global Futures Forum - Artist Talk, London.

2011

Darat al Funun - Artist Talk, Amman.

2010

OSU- Oregon State University - Studio Visit Artist, USA.

Location One Gallery - Artist Talk, New York.