Iman Issa


17 May – 22 September 2019

Iman Issa: Whitney Biennial 2019 (Group Show), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

21 November 2018 – 27 January 2019

Iman Issa: REVOLUTIONIZE (Group Show), Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev

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, Portugal



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



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

Iman Issa, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden



Material, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada



Material, Rodeo, Istanbul, Turkey



Triptychs, Present Future, Artissima 17, Turin, Italy

Subjective Projections, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany



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



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



Lights, Gezira Arts Center, Cairo, Egypt


Group Shows


Whitney Biennial 2019, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA (forthcoming)

Desert X, Coachella Valley, USA (forthcoming)



REVOLUTIONIZE, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine

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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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

Trapped In Amber, UKS, Oslo, Norway



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



Memorial To The Iraq War, ICA, London, UK

MFA Exhibition, Columbia University, New York, USA



Philip, Project Art Center, Dublin, Ireland

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



PHOTOCAIRO 3, CIC, Cairo, Egypt



Mediterraneo, MACRO, Rome, Italy



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



Dar El-Hiwar, Goethe Institute, Cairo, Egypt



The Opening, Falaki Gallery, Cairo, Egypt






Artists’ Film Club, ICA, London, UK



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



Arab Shorts Festival, Goethe Institut Kairo, Cairo, Egypt



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



“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



Bidoun Artists’ Cinema, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE



Conscious in Coma, Goethe Institute, Istanbul, Turkey




Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, New York, USA



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

Abraaj Group Arts Prize, Dubai, UAE



Platform Garanti CAC, Istanbul, Turkey

Young Arab Theatre Fund Production Grant, Brussels, Belgium

Air Antwerpen Residency, Antwerp, Belgium



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



Martin Birnbaum Fellowship Award, New York, USA