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:

2019

Outside the Lines, Galerie ART & ESSAI, Rennes, France

Zineb Sedira @ NOW 5, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

2018

Laughter in Hell: galerie kamel mennour, Paris, France
Of Words and Stones, Beirut Art Center (BAC), Lebanon
Air Affairs and Maritime NonSense…, Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces, UAE (Catalogue) 

2017

Line of Flight, Kulte Gallery & Editions, Rabat, Morrocco

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 (Catalogue) 

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 

2010

Gardiennes d’images, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

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 (Catalogue) 

Under the Sky and Over the Sea, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark (Catalogue) 

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, Temple 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, Switzerland

2004

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

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

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

 

Past Group Exhibitions:

2019

Ways of Seeing: Intersection between transits and migrations in the contemporary experience, part of BIENALSUR at the National Museum of Decorative Art of Buenos Aires

Frontières pluriellesCentre d’Art de Briançon, Hautes-Alpes, France

Toi qui chemines il n’y a pas de chemin: Parcours autour d’artistes du Prix Marcel Duchamp, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing & Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

Like Sugar, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, USA

Is This Tomorrow? Whitechapel Gallery, London

Climbing Through the Tide, B7L9  artspace, Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis, Tunisia

2018

Family, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Holland

Persona Grata, Hostilité /Hospitalité, Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris

Walls Have Ears: 400 Years of Change, Aston Hall, Birmingham Museums, UK

Sahara: What is Written will Remain, Gallerie delle Prigioni, Treviso, Italy

Baya: Woman of Algiers, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, USA

2017

The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, Prospect.4, New Orleans’ international art exhibition, USA

Après, a project by Eric Baudelaire, Galerie 3, Centre Pompidou, Paris  

On Moving Image/Sobre la imagen en movimiento as part of  Bienalsur, CEC (Center of Contemporary Expressions) Rosario City, Argentina

Sticky Business – the temptation of sugar in Art, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Holland

Being Rebellious. Women´s Narratives in the Arab World, IVAM (Valencia Institute of Modern Art), Spain

The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding, Stamps Gallery, University of Michigan, USA

Between two rounds of fire, the exile of the sea: Arab Modern and Contemporary Works from the Barjeel Art
Foundation,
American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC, USA

La terre la plus contraire: les femmes du prix Marcel Duchamp, Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint Louis, France 

L’Orient aux deux visages, Fondation Pierre Arnaud, Lens, Switzerland

Voices, collection display at the Drum Gallery, Tate Modern, London

Tous, des sang-mêlés, MAC VAL Musée d’art contemporain du Val de Marne, France

Offshore: artists explore the sea, produced by Invisible Dust,  Ferens Art Gallery and the Hull Maritime Museum, Hull – UK City of
Culture 2017

Destinerrance, Arteum, France

2016

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

Meeting Points, VideoStudio, Studio Museum, NY, USA

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

Uncertain States, Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, Germany

We Refugees On the Right to Have Rights, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding, Museum Colecao Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal

Made in Algeria, Généalogie d’un territoire, MuCem, Marseille, France

Between Myth and Horror, The Mediterranean as Conflict, IVAM (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern), Spain

Souviens-toi du temps présent, Art Center de lait, Albi, France

But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art from the Middle East and North Africa, Guggenheim, New York, USA

Mother of the Year, Between Empowerment and Crisis. Images of Motherhoood from 1900 to Today, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria, is planning an extensive exhibition

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, USA

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

Before the Horizon, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain 

The Politics Of Food, Delfina Foundation, London, UK

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

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

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 

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, Brasil

Migrations, Tate Britain, London, UK

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

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, Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK

A Sense of Perspective, Tate Liverpool, UK 

2010:

Told, Untold, Retold, Museum of Contemporary Art, Doha, Qatar

Les Rencontres de Picha 2010, Lubumbashi, Congo

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

Entre-temps,  LoftProject Etagi, Saint Petersbourg, Russia

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

Voice Between Lines, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida, Spain 

Journey With No Return, A Foundation, Rochelle School, London, UK

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

2009

Frontieres, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Bamako, Mali

Festival d’Art Contemporain, Algiers, Algeria  

Journeys with no return, Akbank Cultural Centre, Istanbul, Turkey

Femininity/Masculinity, Espai Visor, Valencia, Spain 

Rebelle. Art and Feminism, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Holland

Elle@centrepmpidou, Pompidou Centre, Paris

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, 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

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

2007

House Trip, Berlin Art Fair, Germany 

Port Cities, on Mobility and Exhange, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

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

Afterlife, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Global Feminism, Brooklyn Museum, NY, USA

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

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

2006

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

Mankind, Leuven, Belgium

Exorcising Exoticism, 2006 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan

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

The Waiting Place, Whitstable Biennale 2006, UK

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

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

2005

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

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

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

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, Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Touring exhibition 

Historias; ‘History in the Making’: Photo Espana2004 Madrid, Spain

Britannia Works, Athens, Greece

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

‘Ficcions’ Documentals, Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain

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

2003

Looking Both Ways, Museum for African Art, New York, USA 

Voyages d’artistes, Algérie 03, Espace Electra, Paris, France

Gestes, Festival du Printemps de Septembre, édition 2003, Toulouse, France 

Aletheia, The Real of Conceament, Göteborgs Kontanstmuseum, Sweden

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

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

Le XXeme siècle dans l’Art Algérien, Chateau Borrelli, Marseilles 

Veil, Walsall Museums and Art Gallery and Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and MOMA, Oxford 

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

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

Fold, City Gallery, Leicester, UK

2001

Patterns, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK. 

Mémoires intimes d’un nouveau millénaire, IV Rencontres de la Photographie africaine, Bamako 2001, Mali

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

Authentic/ex-centric: Africa In and Out Africa, 49th VENICE BIENNALE, Italy

ev+a, Limerick City Gallery of Art,  Limerick Annual Biennial, Republic of Ireland

2000

More than meets the eye, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Ekbatana?, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Insertion: Self and Other, Apex Art C.P, New York, USA 

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

1999

From Where – to Here, Art from London, Konsthallen Göteborg Museum, Sweden

Dialogue of the Present, Women’s Art Library, UK touring exhibition

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, UK

Showgirls, Billboard Project, Women’s Art Factory, Sheffield, UK

Return of the Showgirls, Women’s Art Factory, The Workstation, Sheffield, UK

1997

Point of Entry, Cable Street Gallery, London, UK

Out of the Blue, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Museums, Scotland, UK

 

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