Adel Abidin

 

Born 1973 in Baghdad, Iraq

Lives and works between Helsinki and Amman.

 

Education

 

2005 MFA, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

2000 BA, Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad

1994 B.Sc. in Industrial Management, Mansour University, Baghdad

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2018

Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2017

Al-Riwaq Art Space, Al-Manama, Bahrain

Karim Gallery, Amman, Jordan

2016

The Ferry Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

SAW Gallery. Ottawa, Canada

Fotogalleriet and at Oslo Central Station, Oslo, Norway

2015

Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE

2014

Al Sultan Gallery, Kuwait

Media Art Association Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland

2013

Forum Box Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, UAE   

Lawrie Shabibi Contemporary Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE

Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland

Forum BOX Gallery space for Art, Helsinki, Finland

2012

Espace Croise, Roubaix, France

Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland    

Arter- Space for Art, Istanbul, Turkey

2011

Darat al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman, Jordan

Anne De Villepoix Gallery, Paris, France

Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey

Wharf: Centre D’art Contemporain de Basse, Normandy, France

2010

The DA2 Domus Artium 2002, Centre of Contemporary Art in Salamanca, Spain

Location One Gallery, New York, USA

KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

2009

Finnish Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

2008

MAC/VAL, Musée D’art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France

Gallery 300m3, Gothenburg, Sweden   

White Box Gallery, New York, USA

SPACE/Contemporary Art Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

Media Art Association Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2007

Montalvo Arts Center, CA, USA

2006

Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

Huuto Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2004

Art Academy Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2018

Michael Jackson: On the Wall / National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2017

The 7th Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia

After the Wildly Improbable / HKW- Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Kunstverein Tiergarten / Galerie Nord, Berlin

GUS- Gallery University Stellenbosch, South Africa

Galerie Tanit, Beirut, Lebanon

ADW- Amman Design Week, Amman, Jordan

Muscle Memory / Kunstram Kreuzberg- Bethanien, Berlin

Rock The Kasba / ICI- Institut des Cultiral d’Islam, Paris

2016

Patria o Libertad! (Land or Liberty!), Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile

Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium

When History Became Emotion, Short film program, Film Sector, Art Basel Hong Kong

Art Dubai Cinema, Art Dubai, UAE

2015

5th Guangzhou Triennial, The Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China.

BWA SOKOL Contemporary Art Gallery, Nowy Sacz, Poland. 
    Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada.

International Performance Art Festival, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

JAO Tunis 2015, Carthage, Tunisia.

Glasstress-Gotika, 56th Venice Biennale, International Exhibition, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice.

Iranian Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice,.

Art Dubai, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE.

KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland.

Footnotes, Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE.

Lajevardi Collection, Tehran, Iran.

2014

Etopia Center for Art and Technology, Zaragoza, Spain

The Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea.

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, Brussels.

Al ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, The Jerusalem Show VII, Al Jerusalem.

104 Le CENQUATRE-PARIS, Paris.

Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark.

New Museum, New York, USA.

MACRO-Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome.

2013

Hauser & Wirth Gallery, London.

TANAS Art Space and the Neuer Berliner Kunstvereinin, Iskele 2, Berlin.

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.

SAM; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.

Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, Canada

Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, UK

2012

Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin.

Arab World Institute, Paris.

Akbank Art Center, Istanbul.

Havremagasinet as Art Museum, Boden, Sweden

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.    

BrotKunsthalle, Vienna.

Arter- Space for Art, Istanbul.

Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Winterthur, Switzerland.

2011

54th Venice Biennale, Iraq Pavilion, Venice.

10th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE.

SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway.

Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, Slovenija.

MOCCA, Toronto, Canada.

Spazio Qubi in association with Metro Quadro Gallery, Turin, Italy.

Vejle Art Museum, Denmark.

Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Center, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Island Artists, Arts, Talks and Sensations, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

2010

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar.

17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney.

2009

Regis Center for Art- Minneapolis- USA

Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen.

Seven Methods, Art Moscow, Moscow.

Moen44, Moen Island, Denmark.

MAP, Mobile Art Production, Stockholm.

Riga Exhibition Hall, Latvia.

Artericambi Gallery, Verona, Italy.

Mawazine Festival, Rythme du Monde, Rabat, Morocco.

KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.

Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

2008

11th Cairo Biennial, Cairo, Egypt

Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

Screening, MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Contemporary Art Tower, Vienna, Austria.

Hotel Royal Monceau, Demolition Party, Paris.

Domaine Pommery, Reims, France.

Artget Gallery, Belgrade Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia.

Burg Schlaining’s European Museum of Peace, Austria.

Grand Palais, Traversées exhibition, Paris.

Espace Galley of Contemporary Art, Louis Vuitton, Paris.

Artist’s symposium ORTung, Gallery 5020, Salzburg, Austria.

Camões Institute, Lisbon, Portugal.

CRAC Alsace, Centre Rhénan D’art Contemporian, France.

Alti Aylik project, Space of Contemporary Art, Istanbul.

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St.Louis, USA.

2007

52nd Venice Biennale, Nordic Pavilion, Venice.

Gothenburg Biennial, Gothenburg, Sweden.

The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA.

The Rencontres Internationales, Film Festival, Paris.

Tallinna Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia.

Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland.

IMPAKT Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands

37th Tampere Short Film Festival, Tampere, Finland.

2006

MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan.

October Saloon 47, Belgrade, Serbia.

Fredericianum Khunsthalle, Kassel, Germany.

Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland.

Saw Gallery, Ottawa, Canada.

Images Festival, Toronto, Canada.

2005

The Rencontres Internationales Paris, Berlin-art & action film festival, Paris, France

5th Istanbul Biennial, workshop, Istanbul.

The Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK

Galleria Rantakasarmin, Helsinki, Finland

Tennis Palace Art Museum, Now: HAM, Helsinki, Finland.

2004

Blank Space, New Contemporary Space, Sydney

Off Project, London Biennial, Area 10, London, UK

 

Grants & Awards

 

2015

Finnish Ministry of Culture and Education - The Finland Award for Visual Arts

2012

The Art Council of Finland - Five year grant

2011

Ars Fennica nominee

The Art Council of Finland - Exhibition Grant

AVEK - Promotion for Audiovisual Culture - Production Grant

09-11 Finnish Cultural Foundation - Three Years Grant

2010

Swedish Cultural Fund - Curating a group exhibition in Cairo

AVEK - Promotion for Audiovisual Culture - Production Grant

2008

The Art Council of Finland - Exhibition Grant

Alfred Kordelinin Foundation - Production Grant

2007

AVEK - Audio Visual Cultural Prize

FRAME- FUND for Art exchange - Venice Biennial Project

AVEK - Promotion for Audiovisual Culture - Venice Biennial Project

Finnish Cultural Foundation - One Year Grant

AVEK - Promotion for Audiovisual Culture - Production Grant

2006

Finnish Cultural Foundation - Production Grant

AVEK - Promotion for Audiovisual Culture - Production Grant

2005

The Art Council of Finland - Travel Grant

Finnish Cultural Foundation - Production Grant

AVEK - Promotion for Audiovisual Culture

LUKSUZ film festival - Audience award- Slovenia

2004

The Academy of Fine Arts - Graduation Production Grant

2003

The Arts Council of Finland - Exhibition Grant

2002

First Prize - Contest of Young Iraqi Artists/Painters

1999

Third Prize - Contest of new Iraqi Sculpture

 

Lectures, Talks and Panel Discussions

 

2016

World Press Freedom Day, The UNESCO, Helsinki, Finland

Guest Lecturer, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

Global Art Forum, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE.

2015

The UNESCO- Improving Artistic Freedom In a Digital Age, Helsinki.

Visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki.

2014

Artist talk, TAIK - Alto University, Helsinki.

2013

Artist talk, The Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver.

The Mosaic Rooms, Global Futures Forum, London.

2011

Darat al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman.

2010

OSU- Oregon State University, USA.

Location One Gallery, New York.

2001

The Academy of Arts, Baghdad.

 

Public & Private Collections

 

Heino Art Foundation, Helsinki, Finland

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar

KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland

Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA), Helsinki, Finland

Nadour Collection

Kamel Lazaar Collection