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Basma Alsharif

Video/Film - Installation - Photography - Drawing

Between fiction and reality, Basma Alsharif’s work considers the transmission of the history of Palestine. Sequences which have been filmed or recorded, collected in the media or on social networks are collated into montages with a highly developed plasticity, where subtitles, and therefore the text, has as much individual presence as the soundtrack (found, borrowed from the repertoire of middle-eastern popular music, or mixed) and yet they remain very separate. Memory appears to be in full mutation, uncertain and subjective. Locations, temporalities etc. are blurred, veering from raw documentary-type images to landscapes of pre-apocalyptic paradise.

In 2014-2015, Alsharif was artist in residence at the Pavillon Neuflize OBC creative laboratory of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. In 2017, she finished her first feature-length film « Ouroboros » which premiered at the 2017 Whitney Biennial and was in the official selection of Locarno International Film Festival.

Selected Artworks
Installation comprised of: Novella, seating, textile, table, cabinet with 47 books, framed inkjet prints from digital archive, photographic banners, novella excerpts in Vernacular Arabic and English on tracing paper, and recording of A Philistine excerpt in Arabic. Installation view: Basma al Sharif at CCA Glasgow. Photography © Alan Dimmick 
Installation composed of a neon sign showing 24/7, 26 drawings, 6 photographs, a photograph and Lightbox, and drawings and collages on Papyrus.
Installation composed of a HD video projection, 38 inkjet photographs of different sizes, ans 2 inkjet mural photographs (2,95 x 2,95 m each).
Colour photograph – 80 x 60cm
Colour photograph – 80 x 60cm
Colour photograph – 60 x 80 cm
Video, colour and sound (31 min 48 sec)
Feature film – HD Video and 16mm, colour and sound (77 min)
8mm film transferred to HD video, colour and sound (12 min 37 sec)
Video, color and sound (24 min 10 sec)
Past Exhibitions
April 25 – July 20, 2019
June 11 – July 31, 2015
April 3 – July 30, 2014