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Monira Al Qadiri

Kuwait Noor Riyadh

Monira Al Qadiri

Born in 1983 in Dakar, Senegal. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Monira Al Qadiri engages with myth-making and fantasy to excavate alternative worlds and possible futures whose potentials lie dormant within present reality. Taking inspiration from personal memories, regional histories, and narratives of extractive practices, her work is tied to the stories and landscapes – natural and industrial –of the Gulf region. As a Kuwaiti artist born in Senegal and educated in Japan, the artist is known for examining the transnational and interconnected experience of the Gulf through a lens that gives equal weight to the truths and fiction that comprise the region’s multisensorial histories. Her practice encompasses sculpture, installation, film, and performance, all of which evoke a sense of wonder and eeriness in equal measure.

Monira Al Qadiri has exhibited in many prestigious institutions such as Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, 2023; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2023; Venice Biennale, 2022; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, 2022; Asian Art Biennale, Taipei, 2021; Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2020; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2020; MoMA PS1, New York, 2019, among many other solo and group exhibitions.

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