Kader Attia

Kader Attia grew up in Paris and in Algeria, and lives today in Berlin, Paris and Algiers. Preceding his studies in Paris and Barcelona, he spent several years in Congo and in South America. Kader Attia’s intercultural and interdisciplinary approach of research explores the perspective societies have on their history, especially as regards experiences of deprivation and suppression, violence and loss, and their traces in collective memory. In 2016, Kader Attia founded La Colonie, a space in Paris providing an agora for discussing decolonialisation of knowledge, attitudes and practices to de-compartmentalise knowledge by a transcultural, transdisciplinary and transgenerational approach. Kader Attia’s comprehensive solo show “Roots also Grow in Concrete” is currently on display at MacVal in Vitry-sur-Seine, after recent solo-exhibitions at the 57th Venice Biennial; Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts de Lausanne; Beirut Art Center; Whitechapel Gallery, London; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel. In 2016, Kader Attia was awarded with the Marcel Duchamp Prize, followed in 2017 by the Prize of the Miró Foundation, Barcelona, and the Yanghyun Art Prize, Seoul.