artist nominated by CLAIRE TANCONS


Alia Farid

1985 · Kuwait

Alia Farid lives and works in Kuwait and Puerto Rico, countries she is from and whose complex colonial histories are often reflected in her work through drawings, objects, spatial installations and film. As the artist herself states, “I began making work between art, architecture, and urban anthropology. Today I’m still interested in these areas, but with a more focused point on telling how informal networks are forced to make up for lack of formal structure as one of the things I value most is the subversive quality of work that goes unnoticed.” She has a BFA from the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico, a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the Visual Arts Program at MIT, and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies and Critical Theory from the Programa d’Estudis Independents at MACBA. Recent and upcoming shows include participation in the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, the 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, the 12th Gwangju Biennale and Sharjah Biennial 14.

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