Iman Issa

Texts

Solo Shows

2018

Material for 2018, Spike Island, Bristol, United Kingdom

 

2017

Material, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany

Heritage Studies, Rodeo, London, United Kingdom

 

2016

Reasonable Characters in Familiar PlaceKunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal

 

2015

Iman Issa, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria

Heritage Studies, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain

Iman Issa, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, Scotland

Iman Issa, Perez Art Museum, Miami, USA

Lexicon, Rodeo, London, UK

 

2013

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

Iman Issa, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

 

2012

Material, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

 

2011

Material, Rodeo, Istanbul, Turkey

 

2010

Triptychs, Present Future, Artissima 17, Turin, Italy

Subjective Projections, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany

 

2008

Making Places, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt

 

2003

Proposal For A Crystal Building, Gezira Arts Center, Cairo, Egypt

 

2002

Lights, Gezira Arts Center, Cairo, Egypt

 

Group Shows

2018

Memory Matters, Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden

WE, Rodeo, London, UK

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

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, USA

Borås International Sculpture Biennial, Borås konstmuseum, Borås, Sweden

Space Edits, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon

Loose Ends Don’t Tie, PS120, Berlin, Germany

 

2017

Plurivers, La Panacée, Montpellier, France

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

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

Last Night’s Fortune Teller, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

Extra Citizen, Extra City, Antwerp, Netherlands

The Image of War, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

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

Dispositiv (1) Fortlaufend, Carlier Gebauer, Berlin, Germany

 

2016

Kaleidoscope: The Vanished Reality, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK

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

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

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, USA

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

 

2015

Grace of Intention: Photography, Architecture and the Monumen, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA

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

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

Nine Artists, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa

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

Desires and Necessities (curated by Bartomeu Mari), MACBA, Barcelona, Spain

3rd Mardin Biennial: Mythologies, Mardin, Turkey

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

Gallery 3010, Sfeir Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

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

Open Systems (curated by Sarah Mendelsohn), WUK, Vienna, Austria

 

2014

Accented (curated by Murtaza Vali), Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, UAE

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

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

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

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

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

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

8th Berlin Biennial (curated by Juan. A. Gaitán), Berlin, Germany

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

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

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

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

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, Morocco

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

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

 

2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monuments (curated by Mark Sladen), Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Scotland

 

2012

PhotoCairo 5 (curated by Mia Jankowicz), CIC, Cairo, Egypt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remainder (curated by Alex Ross), Hilary Crisp, London, UK

5th Bucharest Biennale (curated by Anne Barlow), Alert Studio, Bucharest, Romania

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

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

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

 

2011

Constellation (Or The Inspiration Show), Rodeo, Istanbul, Turkey

Seeing Is Believing, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

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

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

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

 

2010

The Night Of Future Past, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada

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

Can Altay – Iman Issa, Rodeo, Istanbul, Turkey

A New Formalism, Bidoun Projects, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Adelaide International 2010, Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, Australia

Why Not, Palace of Arts, Cairo, Egypt

 

2009

Totale Erinnerung, 3 Fotofestival Manneheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Trapped In Amber, UKS, Oslo, Norway

 

2008

7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea

CAIROSCAPE, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Summer Screen, Spacex, Exeter, UK

CAIROSCAPE, Cultural Center of the City of Athens, Athens, Greece

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

Self Storage, The Hardware Store Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Look Around, Galleria Artericambi, Verona, Italy

 

2007

Memorial To The Iraq War, ICA, London, UK

MFA Exhibition, Columbia University, New York, USA

 

2006

Philip, Project Art Center, Dublin, Ireland

First Year MFA Show, Columbia University, New York, USA

 

2005

PHOTOCAIRO 3, CIC, Cairo, Egypt

 

2004

Mediterraneo, MACRO, Rome, Italy

 

2003

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

Open Studio, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt

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

 

2002

Dar El-Hiwar, Goethe Institute, Cairo, Egypt

 

2001

The Opening, Falaki Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

 

 

Screenings

 

2013

Artists’ Film Club, ICA, London, UK

 

2012

State of Fluidity, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

What Matters Festival, Siobhan Davies Studios, London, UK

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

Screening Part 1, West Street Gallery, New York, USA

 

2011

Arab Shorts Festival, Goethe Institut Kairo, Cairo, Egypt

 

2009

3rd Riwaq Biennale, Riwaq, Palestine

9th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE

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

Cairoscape, Museo Internazionale della Musica di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

 

2008

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

Still Cinema 5, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Heysa, Bidoun Artists’ Cinema, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE

 

2007

Bidoun Artists’ Cinema, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE

 

2006

Conscious in Coma, Goethe Institute, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Nominations

2017

Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, New York, USA

 

2012

Han Nefkenz Foundation MACBA Award for Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain

Abraaj Group Arts Prize, Dubai, UAE

 

2010

Platform Garanti CAC, Istanbul, Turkey

Young Arab Theatre Fund Production Grant, Brussels, Belgium

Air Antwerpen Residency, Antwerp, Belgium

 

2009

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture Grant, Beirut, Lebanon

 

2005

Martin Birnbaum Fellowship Award, New York, USA