artist nominated by CHRISTINE TOHME


1983 · Kuwait

Born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents, raised between France, the US and the Gaza Strip, Alsharif received a MFA in 2007 from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and went on to develop her practice nomadically, working and living in Chicago, Cairo, Beirut, Sharjah, Amman, the Gaza Strip, Paris and Los Angeles. Deeply engaging with issues of representation, Basma’s work dislocates the sense of a singular subjective perspective and reconstructs history into a living, thinking, and feeling being. Working with film, video, photography, drawing and installation, her work questions the human condition in relation to shifting geopolitical landscapes. Major exhibitions include: The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, the Whitney Biennial, les Rencontres d’Arles, the Palais de Tokyo and the New Museum, among others.

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