The artist was born in 1970 in Dugny (Seine-Saint-Denis); he now lives and works in Berlin.
Kader Attia is one of the most highly acclaimed French artists from his generation. His spectacular installations act as whistle-blowers that reveal our social ills. Through a large variety of mediums (sculpture and installations being predominant), the artist of Algerian origin tackles social issues.
Although his work finds its roots in his personal experience as an immigrant, his approach to the fractures of our world becomes more and more universal. He deals with subjects such as feeling caught between two different cultures, the notions of uprooting, religion as a withdrawal into an exclusive community, and the relationship between global dominant cultures and emerging countries with a strong identity resistance.
From the “Kasbah” exhibition press release (2009)
Kader Attia is represented by the Galerie Nagel Draxler
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