Ali Cherri, Shortlisted Artist, Abraaj Group Art Prize 2018

Ali Cherri is a filmmaker and visual artist living in Beirut and Paris. His recent solo exhibitions include Somniculus at Jeu de Paume, Paris and CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, 2017, Dénaturé at Galerie Imane Farès, 2017, From Fragment to Whole at Jönköpings läns museum, Sweden, 2017, Taxonomy of Fallacies at Sursock Museum, Beirut, 2016.

His work has been exhibited in several international venues among them the Centre Pompidou, 2017, the Lyon Biennia, 2017, MAXXI, Rome, 2017, Le MACVAL, 2017, the Guggenheim New York, 2016, the Aïchi Trienniale, Japan, 2016, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Italy, 2016, Le Centquatre Paris, 2016, the Sharjah Art Foundation, 2016, MACBA, Spain, 2015, the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, 2015, Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Spain, 2015, the Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea, 2014. He’s the recipient of Harvard University’s Robert E. Fulton Fellowship, 2016, and the Rockefeller Foundation Award, 2017.

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