Basim Magdy


b. 1977, Assiut, Egypt
Lives and works in Cairo, Egypt, and Basel, Switzerland

2000 BFA, Helwan University, Cairo

Basim Magdy works in many different media: drawing, film, installation, animation, sculpture, video, sound and printed matter. He is particularly interested in constructing narratives that explore the space between reality and fiction and what this means for science, history, global culture and the dissemination of knowledge. In 2012, he was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize, presented by PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine, and his work appeared in Intense Proximity, Paris Triennale, at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, and Transmediale, at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, among other exhibitions. Additional venues at which he has exhibited include Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2013, solo); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011); Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany (2011); Makan, Amman, Jordan (2010); Kunsthalle Wien, Austria (2010); MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA (2010); DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey (2010); Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel/Muttenz (2009, solo); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Vigo, Spain (2008); Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (2008, solo); Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France (2007); and Art in General, New York, New York, USA (2004).

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