Basma Alsharif

ARTIST Basma Alsharif

Film / Video / Installation
Born in 1983, Kuwait (Palestinian origin)
Lives and works nomadically

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. The installation The Story of Milk and Honey (2011) is composed of three series: “Corniche Beirut”, “Les Sauvages”, “Original Family Archives”.
Locations, temporalities and personalities are blurred, veering from raw documentary-type images to landscapes of pre-apocalyptic paradise.

In 2014-2015, Basma Alsharif was artist in residence at the Pavillon Neuflize OBC creative laboratory of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She is making her first feature film this year.

Collections

CNAP, Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris


Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE


Fundacion Marcelino Botin, Spain


The Khalid Shoman Foundation Darat Al Funun, Jordan


Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona (MACBA), permanent loan from LOOP, Spain

 

Major Exhibitions

2018

The Gap Betwen Us, The Mosaic Rooms, London, UK

2017

From Ear to Ear to Eye Sounds and Stories from Across the Arab World, Nottingham
Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
Whitney Biennale, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, USA

2016

Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles – Nominee for The Prix découverte, Arles, France

2015

Les modules – Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2014

Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York

2013

Colony of Light / Greater NY, MoMA PS1, New York

2010

Manifesta 8, Murcia

2009

Sharjah Biennale

Portfolio

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