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Adel Abidin  1973, FI, IQ

(Abel Abidin)
Rank (2014): 993 

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Video, Installation

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Finland 12
USA 10
France 8
Italy 5
Germany 5

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Artist Rank
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1973 Born in Baghdad (IQ)

Scholarship 2002 The Arts Council of Finland

2003 The Arts Council of Finland

2004 The Academy of Fine Arts

2005 The Art Council of Finland- Travel grant
Finnish Cultural Foundation
AVEK/ Promotion for audiovisual culture

2006 Finnish Cultural Foundation
AVEK/ Promotion for audiovisual culture

2007 The Art Council of Finland- Venice Biennial
FRAME- FUND for Art exchange- Venice Biennial
AVEK/ Promotion for audiovisual culture- Venice Biennial
Finnish Cultural Foundation / One year grant
AVEK/ Promotion for audiovisual culture

2008 The Art Council of Finland- Exhibition Grant

Awards 2002 First Prize-Contest of Young Iraqi Artists

2005 Audience award-LUKSUZ film festival-Slovenia

2007 AVEK/ Audio Visual cultural Prize- Helsinki

Lives and works in Helsinki (FI)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 93  Please report missing Information

until 8.2.2015
   Music palace. The power of music seen by visual artists - Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation, Brussels Send message


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   Adel Abidin: Life is short, let’s have an affair - MUU Gallery, Helsinki
   Adel Abidin / Symphony 1 - Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

   Adel Abidin - Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
   Symphony By Adel Abidin - Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai
   Adel Abidin - Turku Art Museum, Turku

Description and image Kunsthalle WinterthurAdel Abidin - Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur Send message
   Adel Abidin - Espace Croisé, Roubaix

   Adel Abidin - Wharf - Centre d'art contemporain de Basse-Normandie, Hérouville-Saint-Clair
   Ping Pong - Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul
   Adel Abidin - Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
   Adel Abidin - Ping Pong - Galleria Artopia, Milan
Description  Adel Abidin - Darat al Funum, Amman

   Memory and Assumption - DA2 - Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca
Description and image  Adel Abidin: I’m Sorry - - Location One, New York City, NY (closed, 2013)
   Adel Abidin - Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

   Abidin Travels - White Box, New York City, NY
Description and image Projektraum Viktor BucherAdel Abidin - HYPOTHESIS - Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna Send message
   Hypothesis - MUU Gallery, Helsinki

   Abidin Travels - - Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA (closed)

   Adel Abidin - Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki
   Adel Abidin - Galleria Huuto - Cable Factory, Helsinki


to top Group shows   71

   Shifting Identities - MACRO Testaccio (MACRO Future), Rome
   Songs of Loss and Songs of Love - Gwangju Art Museum, Gwangju
   Collective Reaction: 7 Exhibitions - Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
   truth, beauty, freedom and money - K11 Art Space, Shanghai

   The unanswered question. iskele 2 - - Tanas, Berlin (closed, 2013)
   The Unanswered Question. İskele2 - NBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Description  Terms & Conditions - Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Description and image  This is Not a Love Song - La Virreina - Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona
   Workplace - Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire
Description and image  Trade Routes - - Hauser & Wirth, London (closed, 2013)
   All You Need IS LOVE - Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
   (one) hope map - Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Bruges
   Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian and Turkish - Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, BC
   Workplace - Mead Gallery - Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

   The Power of Words - Darat al Funum, Amman
   Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2012 - Sculpture Quadrennial Riga, Riga
   The Move - ARTER - space for art, Istanbul
   Le Printemps de Septembre — à Toulouse 2012 - les Abattoirs de Toulouse, Toulouse
   Come Invest in Us. You'll Strike Gold - Nadour Collection - HilgerBROTKunsthalle, Vienna
   Reoriented - Havremagasinet, Boden
   Arab Express: The Latest Art from the Arab World - Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
   Painting - Puzzled - Portrays On Presidential Candidates Sauli Niinistö And Pekka Haavisto - Sinebrychoffin Taidemuseo, Helsinki
   Le Corps découvert - Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris
   Aftermath - Akbank Art Center, Istanbul
   In anderen Worten - Der Schwarzmarkt der Übersetzungen - mit zeitgenössischen Kulturen handeln - Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin
   Thank You for the Music - How Music Moves Us - Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

Description  Told | Untold | Retold - MATHAF - Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha
   Resistance - Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Center, Cairo
   Machine Raum - Choosing another strategy - Vejle Kunstmuseum – Vejle Museum of Art, Vejle
   Patria o Libertad! Country or Liberty. The Rethoric of Patriotism - mocca - Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
Description and image  Continuity - Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, Celje
Description  WESTEND - Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem
Description and image  Biennale di Venezia - 54th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Description and image  Sharjah Biennial 10 - Plot for a Biennial - Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah
   Patria o Libertad! Country or Liberty. The Rethoric of Patriotism - Cobra Museum, Amstelveen

   CAVE - Contemporary Arab Video Encounter - Maraya Art Centre - Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah
   Patria o Libertad! Country or Freedom!: The Rhetorics of Patriotism - MDC Art Gallery - Miami Dade College, Miami, FL
Description and image Museet for SamtidskunstLocalities - My World Images Festival - Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde Send message
   Joyce Pensato-Ask Joey/ Project Room: Adel Abidin - Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
Description and image  17th Biennale of Sydney - The Beauty and the Distance - Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
Description  Starter Works from the Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection - ARTER - space for art, Istanbul
   Best of - Galerie Nathalie Obadia - Bruxelles, Brussels
   Morality ACT V: Power Alone - Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
   almos(t) here: New Bearings From Contemporary Artists in Europe - Katherine E. Nash Gallery - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
   Export - Import - Taidehalli - Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki

   Abu Dhabi Art 2009 - Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Abu Dhabi
   A Completely Normal Exhibition - Overgaden - Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen
   The Irresistible District - Suvilahti 100v, Helsinki
   Fly me to the moon - 44 Moen, Askeby
   Variations on Transcending the Finiteness of Human Vision - Riga Art Space, Riga
   TAWASSOL-CONTACT - Artericambi, Verona
   8th Baltic Biennale of Contemporary Art - Windows Upon Oceans - Baltic Biennale of Contemporary Art, Szczecin
   Traversées, Crossings - Galerie Bab Rouah, Rabat
   The 4th annual Carnival of e-Creativity - Sattal Estate, Nainital
   Modernism and Iraq - Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery - Columbia University, New York City, NY

   Crossings Traversees - Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Center, Cairo
Description and image  11th International Cairo Biennale - International Cairo Biennale, Giza
   shrink-wrapped - Or Gallery - Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
   Up Close and Personal - Hobusepea Galerii, Tallinn
Description and image  L'art Contemporain en Europe, Experience Pommery #5 - Domaine Pommery, Reims
   Maan Asema / La position de la Terre - Centre rhénan d'art contemporain, Altkirch
   On the Margins - Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum - Washington Univer, Saint Louis, MO

   Meanwhile, in Baghdad... - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
   Political / Poetical - Tallinna Kunstihoone / Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn
   The Nature of Evil - The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
Description and image  Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2007 - Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg
Description and image  52nd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

   Naked Life - MOCA Taipei, Taipei
   Fremd bin ich eingezogen - Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
   47th October Salon - Oktobarski Salon / October Salon, Belgrade
   5 Tage bis zum Ende der Kunst - Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel


 Dealer Directory  4


 Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris


 Dagmar Schmidla Galerie, Cologne


 Galleria Artopia, Milan


 Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul


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 Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki


 Art in General, New York City, NY


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