Basma Alsharif, Shortlisted Artist, Abraaj Group Art Prize 2018

Basma Alsharif is an artist and filmmaker born in Kuwait of Palestinian origin, raised between France, the US and the Gaza Strip. She has a BFA and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Basma developed her practice nomadically and works between cinema and installation, centering on the human condition in relation to shifting geopolitical landscapes and natural environments.

Major exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Les Modules at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 25 Years of Arabic Creativity, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, Here and Elsewhere at the New Museum, New York, the Al Riwaq Biennial, Palestine, the Berlin Documentary Forum, the Sharjah Biennial and Manifesta 8. She received a jury prize at the Sharjah Biennial 9 and was awarded the Marcelino Botin Visual Arts grant. Basma is represented by Galerie Imane Farès in Paris.

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