Wednesday, November 13, 2013

11/20/13 Basma Alsharif


everywhere was the same, 2007, video, sound, 11 minutes - USA turkish delight, 2010, video, sound, 2.30 minutes - JORDAN we began by measuring distance, 2009, video, sound, 19 minutes - EGYPT home movies gaza, 2013, video, sound, 24 minutes - GAZA

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Basma Alsharif (born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents) is a visual artist working between cinema and installation. Raised in France and the US, she has lived and worked nomadically since receiving her MFA in 2007, she developed her practice between Chicago, Cairo, Beirut, Sharjah, Amman and most recently Paris.  Informed by placeless-ness and home-lessness, her works have explored the human condition in relation to the subjective experience of Political history. She creates complex soundtracks and employs various languages, texts, images, mediums and formal strategies to transmit information through the visceral experience of cinema.

Her works have shown in solo exhibitions, bienniales and festivals including YIDFF, the Jerusalem Show, TIFF, the Berlinale, Videobrasil, and Manifesta 8. She won a Jury Prize at the 9th Sharjah Biennial, was awarded the Fundacion Botin Visual Arts grant, received the Marion McMahon Award at the Images Festival in Toronto and was a recent guest of the Flaherty Film Seminar in upstate New York. Basma is represented by Galerie Imane Fares in Paris France and her works are distributed by Video Data Bank.