Upcoming Exhibitions

 

29.02.2024 - 04.03.2014 / Group exhibition / 17th edition of Art Dubai / Galerie Tanit / Madinat Jumeirah / Dubai. UAE.

29.02.2024 - 24.03.2024 / Solo exhibition / The Revolt / Forum Box Gallery, Helsinki / Curated by Nat Muller.

15.10.2024 - 26.11.2024 / Solo exhibition / The Revolt / Galerie Tanit, Beirut / Curated by Nat Muller.

 

Current - Group Exhibitions

 

ISAW - Institue for the Study of the Ancient World / Debris / New York. (Until February 25th, 2024)

 

Selected Past Solo Exhibitions

 

2023

Ithra - King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, Saudi Arabia.

2022

Mathaf / Musuem’s Façade / They Asked Me To Change It And I Agreed / Doha.

Meem Gallery / / Musical Manifest / Dubai.

Flow Festival / Circus space / Musical Manifest / Suvilahti, Helsinki.

2019

Dar El-Nimer For Arts & Culture / Back To The Future / Beirut.

Galerie Tanit / YA! / Beirut.

2018

Ateneum Art Museum / History Wipes / National Gallery, Helsinki.

2016

Saw Gallery / Micheal / Ottawa.

Fotogalleriet & Oslo Central Station / Cover Up!, Michael & Three Love Songs / Oslo.

2015

Lawrie Shabibi / Immortals / Dubai.

2014

Sultan Gallery / Cover Up! / Kuwait.

Muu - Media Art Association Gallery /Life Is Short, Let’s Have An Aair/ Helsinki.

Flow Festival / Adel Abidin / Helsinki.

2013

Forum Box Gallery / I Love To Love / Helsinki.

Maraya art center / Plan B / Sharjah.

Lawrie Shabibi gallery / Symphony / Dubai.

Turku Art Museum / Camel Toe / Turku, Finland.

2012

Espace Croise / Memorial / Roubaix, France.

Kunsthalle Winterthur / Consumption of War / Winterthur, Switzerland.

Arter / Space For Art / Symphony & Three Love Songs / Istanbul.

2011

Darat Al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation / Adel Abidin / Amman.

Anne de Villepoix Gallery / Musical Chairs / Paris.

Galeri Zilberman / Ping Pong / Istanbul.

Wharf - Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse / Adel Abidin / Normandy.

2010

Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art / Adel Abidin / Helsinki.

The Da2 - Centre of Contemporary Art, Salamanca / Tasty / Spain.

Location One Gallery / I’m Sorry, Foam / New York.

2009

Finnish Institute / Bread of Life / Stockholm.

2008

MAC/VAL - Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne / Plan B / Paris.

White Box Gallery / Abidin Travels / New York.

SPACE - Contemporary Art Gallery / Abidin Travels / Bratislava, Slovakia.

MUU - Media Art Association Gallery / Hypothesis / Helsinki.

2007

Montalvo Arts center / Abidin Travels / CA.

2006

Kluuvi Gallery / Construction Site / Helsinki.

Huuto Gallery / Abidin Travels, Vacuum / Helsinki.

 

Selected Past Group Exhibitions

 

2024

Turku Art Musuem / Musical Manifest / Turku, Finland. (Until January 7th, 2024)

2023

The Nordic House - Reykjavík, Iceland.

B7L9 - Center for Contemporary Arts - Tunis.

2022

Flow festival - Helsinki.

HKW - The Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt - screening, Berlin.

2021

SAVVY Contemporary - The Labrotary of Form - Ideas. Berlin.

NTMFA - The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Taiwan.

2020

Loop Barcelona, Barcelona.

IVAM - Institut Valencià d'art Modern, Valencia.

2019

Seoul Museum of Art, S. Korea.

Dar el Nimer for Arts and Culture, Beirut.

Emma - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland.

Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, China.

Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany.

2018

ICAE2018 - Soundlines of Contemporary Art, Armenia.

MAXXI Museum, Rome.

Darat al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman.

2017

The 7th Moscow Biennale, Moscow.

NGV Triennial - National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

FOR-SITE Foundation, San Fransisco.

BOZAR - Centre of Art, Brussels.

Kunstverein Tiergarten - galerie nord, Berlin.

GUS - gallery university Stellenbosch, S. Africa.

Kunstram Kreuzberg - Bethanien, Berlin.

ICI - Institut des Cultiral d’Islam, Paris.

2016

Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile.

Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels.

Short Film Program - Film Sector, Art Basel, Hong Kong.

Art Dubai Cinema, Dubai.

2015

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

56th Venice biennale - Iranian pavilion, Venice.

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

BWA SOKOL Contemporary Art Gallery, Nowy Sacz, Poland.

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto.

International Performance Art Festival, Chicago, Illinois.

Lawrie Shabibi - Contemporary Art Gallery, Dubai.

KIASMA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.

Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah.

Lajevardi Collection, Tehran.

2014

The Gwangju museum of art, S. Korea.

National gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, Brussels.

The Jerusalem Show VII, Jerusalem.

104 Le Cenquatre - Paris

Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.

New Museum, New York.

MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome

2013

Hauser & Wirth Gallery, London.

TANAS - Art Space And The Neuer Berliner Kunstvereinin, Berlin.

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.

SAM - Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.

Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver.

Mead gallery - Warwick Arts Centre, UK.

2012

Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin.

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 Biennale, Sharjah.

SKMU - Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway.

Center for Contemporary Arts - Celje, Slovenija.

MOCCA, Toronto.

Vejle Art Museum, Denmark.

Sergey Kuryokhin - Contemporary Art Center, St. Petersburg.

2010

17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney.

MATHAF - Musuem of Modern Arab Art, Doha.

2009

Regis Center for Art - Minneapolis.

Overgaden - Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen.

Moen44 - Moen Island, Denmark.

MAP - Mobile Art Production, Stockholm.

Riga Exhibition Hall, Latvia.

Mawazine Festival, Rabat, Morocco.

KIASMA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.

Impakt festival, Utrecht, Netherlands.

2008

11th Cairo Biennale, Cairo.

Espace - LV - Louis Vuitton Art Space, Paris.

MoMA, Museum of Modern Art - screening, New York.

Hotel Royal Monceau, Demolition Party, Paris.

Domaine Pommery, Reims, France.

Burg Schlaining’s - European Museum of Peace, Austria.

Grand Palais - Traversées exhibition, Paris.

CRAC Alsace - Centre Rhénan d’art contemporian, France.

The Mildred Lane Kemper art museum, St. Louis.

2007

52nd Venice Biennale, Nordic pavilion, Venice.

Gothenburg Biennial, Gothenburg.

Tallinna Kunstihoone, Tallinn.

Museum of Photography, Helsinki.

37th Tampere Short Film Festival, Tampere.

2006

MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei.

October Saloon 47, Belgrade.

Fredericianum Khunsthalle, Kassel.

Museum of Photography, Helsinki.

2005

5th Istanbul Biennial - workshop, Istanbul. (M.A. student).

Tennis Palace Art Museum - HAM, Helsinki. (M.A. graduation exhibition)

 

Selected Past Awards & Grants

 

2023

Ithra Art Prize - King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, Saudi Arabia.

The Nordic House - Project commission, Reykjavik - Iceland.

2022

Alumni of the year - University of The Arts, Helsinki.

SKR - Finnish Cultural Foundation - Two years working grant, Helsinki.

2021

Saastamoisen Foundation - Project Grant, Espoo.

2020

QM - Qatar Museums Authority - Art22 - Project commission, Doha.

AVEK - Promotion For AudioVisual Culture - Project grant, Helsinki.

TAIKE - Art Promotion Centre - Covid support grant, Helsinki.

2019

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - Beirut - Project comission, Beirut

2018

QM - Qatar Museums Authority - Project commission, Doha.

2017

AVEK - Promotion For AudioVisual Culture - Project grant, Helsinki.

2015

Finland Prize For Visual Arts - Finnish Ministry of Culture & Education.

2012

TAIKE - Art Promotion Centre - Five years working grant, Helsinki.

2011

Ars Fennica Nominee, Helsinki.

AVEK - Promotion For AudioVisual Culture - Project grant, Helsinki.

2011

SKR - Finnish Cultural Foundation - Three years working grant, Helsinki.

2010

Swedish Cultural Fund, Project grant, Helsinki.

AVEK - Promotion For AudioVisual Culture - Project grant, Helsinki.

2008

Alfred Kordelinin Foundation - Project grant, Helsinki.

2007

AVEK Prize - Promotion For AudioVisual Culture - Project grant, Helsinki.

FRAME - Fund For Art Exchange - Venice Biennale project grant, Helsinki.

SKR - Finnish Cultural Foundation - One Year working grant, Helsinki.

2006

SKR - Finnish Cultural Foundation - Project grant, Helsinki.

AVEK - Promotion For AudioVisual Culture - Project grant, Helsinki.

2005

LUKSUZ - Film Festival - Audience Award, Slovenia.

2004

The Academy of Fine Arts - Project grant, Helsinki.

2003

The Arts Council of Finland - Project grant, Helsinki.

2002

First Prize - Contest of Young Iraqi Artists/ Painters, Baghdad.

1999

Third Prize - Contest of New Iraqi Sculpture, Baghdad.

 

Selected Past Lectures, Talks & Panel Discussions

 

2023

Giving A Commencement Speech / Graduation exhibition / University of the Arts, Helsinki.

2022

Keynote Speaker / Aalto University, Helsinki.

2020

Jury Member / Al - Mawred Culture Resource, Beirut.

2019

Panelist / Seoul Museum of Art / Wael Shawky & Ahlam Shibli, S. Korea.

Panelist / Mathaf / Wael Shawky & Sheikha Reem Al- Thani, Doha.

2018

Artist Talk / Galerie Tanit, Beirut.

Artist Talk / Ateneum Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki.

Artist Talk / Darat Al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman.

2017

Panelist / 7th Moscow Biennale / Taus Makhacheva, Moscow.

Artist Presentation / HKW - Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin.

2016

Guest Artist / World press freedom day / The UNESCO, Helsinki.

Guest Lecturer / LASALLE / College of The Arts, Singapore.

Visiting Professor / Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki.

2014

Artist Talk / Aalto University, Helsinki.

2013

Artist Talk / The Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver.

Artist Talk / The Mosaic Rooms, Global Futures Forum, London.

2010

Visiting Artist / OSU - Oregon State University, USA.