Iman Issa


9 March – 9 September 2018

Iman Issa: Statues Also Die, Museo Egizio, Turin

9 May – 18 July 2018

Iman Issa: Space Edits (Group Show), Beirut Art Center, Beirut

20 January – 24 February 2018

Iman Issa: Group Exhibtion (Group Show), Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

17 February – 18 April 2018

Iman Issa: Iman Issa, Spike Island, Bristol

14 October – 22 October 2017

Iman Issa: Sharjah Biennial 13, Tamawuj, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut.

9 September – 10 October 2017

Iman Issa: Extra Citizen, Extra City, Antwerp

27 August – 15 December 2017

Iman Issa: Jerusalem Lives, The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit

20 September 2017 – 14 January 2018

Iman Issa: The Image of War (Group Show), Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm

7 October 2017 – 28 January 2018

Iman Issa: A Poet*hical Wager (Group Show), Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland

14 October 2017 – 14 January 2018

Iman Issa:Plurivers (Group Show), La Panacée, Montpellier

22 June 2017 – 14 January 2018

Iman Issa: Specular Windows21er Haus, Vienna

18 November 2017 – 28 January 2018

Iman Issa: Iman IssaBielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld

10 December 2016 – 10 February 2017

Iman Issa: Hallstatt (Group Show), Galpão, Sao Paolo

29 April – 28 May 2016

Iman Issa: Heritage Studies, Carlier Gebauer, Berlin.

21 April 2016 – 1 March 2017

Iman Issa: Wanderlust. (Group Show). High Line Commission, The High Line, New York.

4 March – 24 May 2016

Iman Issa: Signal to Noise. (Group Show). Simon Preston Gallery, New York.

8 July – 22 August 2014

Iman Issa: Meeting Points 7 – Ten Thoudand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks (Group show curated by WHW). Institute for African Studies, Moscow

1 March – 16 May 2015

Iman Issa: Accented (Group show, curated by Murtaza Vali). Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah

5 March – 5 June 2015

Iman Issa: Sharjah Biennial 12 (Curated by Eungie Joo). Sharjah, UAE

4 February – 12 February 2015

Iman Issa: Open Systems (Curated by Sarah Mendelsohn). WUK, Vienna

18 April – 13 June 2015

Iman Issa: Iman Issa. Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow

2 November 2014 – 4 January 2015

Iman Issa: Proposals on Monumentality (Group show, curated by İpek Ulusoy Akgül). Green Art Gallery, Dubai

6 November – 13 December 2014

Iman Issa: Pier 54 (Group show, curated by Cecilia Alemani). The High Line, New York

28 September – 23 November 2014

Iman Issa: A Glass Darkly (Group show, curated by Nav Haq). Stroom den Haag, The Netherlands

29 May – 3 August 2014

Iman Issa, Christodoulos Panayiotou and Shahryar Nashat: 8th Berlin Biennale. Iman Issa and Shahryar Nashat – Museen Dahlem; Christodoulos Panayiotou – Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (Curated by Juan A. Gaitán)

4 April – 2 November 2014

Iman Issa: Conceptual and Applied III (Group show, curated by Renate Wiehager and Luca Trevisani). Daimler Contemporary, Berlin

7 May – 7 September 2014

Iman Issa: Tea with Nefertiti (Group show, curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath). Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Munich

10 May – 31 August 2014

Iman Issa: Meeting Points 7 (Group show, curated by WHW). 21er Haus, Vienna

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Solo Shows


Material for 2018, Spike Island, Bristol, United Kingdom



Material, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany

Heritage Studies, Rodeo, London, United Kingdom



Reasonable Characters in Familiar PlaceKunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon



Iman Issa, 21er Haus, Vienna

Heritage Studies, MACBA, Barcelona

Iman Issa, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow

Iman Issa, Perez Art Museum, Miami

Lexicon, Rodeo, London



Post: Iman Issa, curated by Jacob Fabricius, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Iman Issa, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm



Material, Mercer Union, Toronto



Material, Rodeo, Istanbul



Triptychs, Present Future, Artissima 17, Turin

Subjective Projections, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld



Making Places, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo



Proposal For A Crystal Building, Gezira Arts Center, Cairo



Lights, Gezira Arts Center, Cairo


Group Shows


Always Different, Always the Same: An Essay on Art and Systems, Bünder Kunstmusuem Chur, CH

International Sculpture Biennial, Borås Museum of Modern Art, Borås, Sweden

Enchanted Bodies: Fetish for Freedom, GAMec, Bergamo, Italy

The Way Things Run (Der Lauf der Dinge), Part 1: Loose Ends Don’t Tie, PS120, Berlin, Germany

But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan, Italy

Statues Also Die, Museo Egizio, Turin, Italy

Beaufort Triennial, Ostend, Belgium

Stories of Almost Everyone, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles,



Plurivers, La Panacée, Montpellier

Etre Moderne: La MoMA a Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

A Poet*hical Wager, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland Preis der Nationalgalerie 2017, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Last Night’s Fortune Teller, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin

Extra Citizen, Extra City, Antwerp

The Image of War, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm

Unfinished Conversations: New Works from the Collection, MoMA, New York Specular Windows, 21er Haus, Vienna

Dispositiv (1) Fortlaufend, Carlier Gebauer, Berlin



Kaleidoscope: The Vanished Reality, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford

Aichi Triennale: A Rainbow Caravan, Aichi Arts Centre, Aichi

The Revolution Will Not Be Gray, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Wanderlust, High Line Commission, The High Line, New York



Grace of Intention: Photography, Architecture and the Monumen, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (forthcoming)

All Watched Over, curated by Tina Kukielski, James Cohan Gallery, New York

The Chicken And The Egg, The Chicken, Rodeo, London

Nine Artists, Stevenson, Cape Town

What are you doing, object?, curated by Nile Sunset Annex, Gypsum, Cairo

Desires and Necessities, curated by Bartomeu Mari, MACBA, Barcelona

3rd Mardin Biennial: Mythologies

When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out, curated by Regine Basha, Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, New York

Gallery 3010, Sfeir Semler Gallery, Beirut

Sharjah Biennial 12, curated by Eungie Joo, Sharjah, UAE

Open Systems, curated by Sarah Mendelsohn, WUK, Vienna



Accented, curated by Murtaza Vali, Maraya Art Center, Sharjah

Pier 54, curated by Cecilia Alemani, The High Line, New York

Proposals on Monumentality, curated by İpek Ulusoy Akgül, Green Art Gallery, Dubai

A Glass Darkly, curated by Nav Haq, Stroom Den Haag, The Netherlands

Meeting Points 7: Ten Thousand Wiles And A Hundred Thousand Tricks, curated by WHW, Institute for African Studies, Moscow

The Pursuit of Public Happiness?, curated by Christine Würmell, Arratia Beer, Berlin

Don’t You Know Who I Am? – Art After Identity Politics, curated by Andres Kreuger and Nav Haq, M HKA, Antwerp

8th Berlin Biennial, curated by Juan. A. Gaitán, Berlin

Tea with Nefertiti, curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Munich

Artists on Artists Lecture Series, Dia Art Foundation, New York

Conceptual and Applied III, curated by Renate Wiehager and Luca Trevisani, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin

Meeting Points 7: Ten Thousand Wiles And A Hundred Thousand Tricks, curated by WHW, Beirut Art Center, Beirut

Waiting for the Wind,  Experimenter, Kolkata, India

Meeting Points 7: Golden Heights Estate, curated by WHW, Para Site, Hong Kong

Marrakesh Biennale, curated by Hicham Khalidi, Marrakech

Buildering: Misbehaving the City, curated by Steven Matijcio, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

Meeting Points 7: Ten Thousand Wiles And A Hundred Thousand Tricks, curated by WHW, CIC, Cairo



The Fifth Dimension, curated by Monika Szewczyk, Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago

Tea With Nefertiti, curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, IVAM, Valencia

Meeting Points 7: Ten Thousand Wiles And A Hundred Thousand Tricks, curated by WHW, MHKA, Antwerp

Meeting Points 7: Ten Thousand Wiles And A Hundred Thousand Tricks, curated by WHW, Gallery Nova, Zagreb

Last Year At Marienbad Redux, curated by James Voorhies, EFA Project Space, New York

Where Did She Go?, curated by Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm Music & Arts, Stockholm

Utopia Starts Small, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior and Angelika Nollert, Fellbach Triennial of Small Sculpture, Fellbach

Homeworks 6, curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut

Speak Memory, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York

Le Théoréme de Néfertiti, curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris

Monuments, curated by Mark Sladen, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore



PhotoCairo 5, curated by Mia Jankowicz, CIC, Cairo

Tea With Nefertiti, curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha

Permanent Record for Future Investigation, curated Kamrooz Aram, Green Art Gallery, Dubai

Material Information, curated by Juan A. Gaitán, Permanenten West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen

All That Shines Ain’t No Gold, Rodeo, Istanbul

Unrest. Revolt Against Reason, curated by Natalie Musteata, Apexart, New York

Ruptures. Forms of Public Address, curated by Saskia Bos and Steven Lam, 41 Cooper Gallery, New York

The Political Is Collective – Factions, Art Hall Passagen, Linkoping

When It Stops Dripping From The Ceiling, curated by Bassam El Baroni, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris

Remainder, curated by Alex Ross, Hilary Crisp, London

5th Bucharest Biennale, curated by Anne Barlow, Alert Studio, Bucharest

The Ungovernables, curated by Eungie Joo, Second New Museum Triennal, New Museum, New York

A State Of Fluidity, curated by Maha Maamoun and Sarah Rifky, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Transmediale, Berlin

Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, curated by Maria Lind, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm



Constellation (Or The Inspiration Show), Rodeo, Istanbul

Seeing Is Believing, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin

Short Stories: Iman Issa and Ben Schumacher, curated by Isla Leaver-Yap, SculptureCenter, New York

Propaganda By Monuments, curated by Mia Jankowicz and Clare Butcher, CIC, Cairo

The Menasa Studio Dispatches, curated by The Island, Art Dubai Special Projects, Dubai



The Night Of Future Past, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto

Dwelling In Travel, Center for Contemporary Art – The Ancient Bath, Plovdiv

Can Altay – Iman Issa, Rodeo, Istanbul

A New Formalism, Bidoun Projects, Art Dubai, Dubai

Adelaide International 2010, Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide

Why Not, Palace of Arts, Cairo



Totale Erinnerung, 3 Fotofestival Manneheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, Heidelberg

Trapped In Amber, UKS, Oslo



7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju

CAIROSCAPE, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin

Summer Screen, Spacex, Exeter

CAIROSCAPE, Cultural Center of the City of Athens, Athens

“She Doesn’t Know It But She’s Dressed For The H-Bomb”, Tank.TV, London

Self Storage, The Hardware Store Gallery, San Francisco

Look Around, Galleria Artericambi, Verona



Memorial To The Iraq War, ICA, London

MFA Exhibition, Columbia University, New York



Philip, Project Art Center, Dublin

First Year MFA Show, Columbia University, New York






Mediterraneo, MACRO, Rome



Going Places: A Project For Public Buses, curated by Mai Abu ElDahab, Cairo

Open Studio, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo

Wasla Contemporary Art Workshop, curated by Mai Abu ElDahab, South Sinai



Dar El-Hiwar, Goethe Institute, Cairo



The Opening, Falaki Gallery, Cairo






Artists’ Film Club, ICA, London



State of Fluidity, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart

What Matters Festival, Siobhan Davies Studios, London

State of Fluidity, Transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Screening Part 1, West Street Gallery, New York



Arab Shorts Festival, Goethe Institut Kairo, Cairo



3rd Riwaq Biennale, Riwaq

9th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah

“She Doesn’t Know It But She’s Dressed For The H-Bomb”, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Cairoscape, Museo Internazionale della Musica di Bologna, Bologna



“She Doesn’t Know It But She’s Dressed For The H-Bomb”, Tate Modern, London

Still Cinema 5, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

Heysa, Bidoun Artists’ Cinema, Art Dubai, Dubai



Bidoun Artists’ Cinema, Art Dubai, Dubai



Conscious in Coma, Goethe Institute, Istanbul




Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, New York



Han Nefkenz Foundation MACBA Award for Contemporary Art, Barcelona

Abraaj Group Arts Prize, Dubai



Platform Garanti CAC, Istanbul

Young Arab Theatre Fund Production Grant, Brussels

Air Antwerpen Residency, Antwerp



The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture Grant, Beirut



Martin Birnbaum Fellowship Award, New York