Iman Issa


Solo Shows


Iman Issa, 21er Raum, Vienna (forthcoming)

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


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




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