Zineb Sedira resides in London, England. She was born in the suburbs of Paris, where her Algerian parents immigrated to after the Algerian War of Independence against the French colonial occupation of their homeland. She moved to London in 1986 and studied art at Central St. Martins, and then pursued graduate studies at the Slade and the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited her work in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe, the US and the Middle East. They include: the Venice Biennale (2001); Tate Britain, London (2002); the first ICP Triennial in NY (2003); PhotoEspana in Madrid (2004); Centre Pompidou & Hayward Gallery, Paris & London (2005); British Art Show 06, touring nationally in the UK (2006); solo exhibitions at the Photographers Gallery, London and the Galerie Esma, Algiers, amongst many others. Her work is in several major collections, including: Tate Britain; Museum of Modern Art; Paris, MUMOK (Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig), Vienna, Austria; Wolverhampton Arts and Museums; the Pompidou Center; the Victoria and Albert Museum; the Arts Council of England; the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; and the FNAC (Fond National d'Art Contemporain), Paris.
Sedira was a featured artist in Global Feminisms at the Brooklyn Museum, curated by Maura Reilly and Linda Nochlin.
Feminist Artist Statement
My work is informed by my identity as French, Algerian and British. As a mixed media artist I employ video, photography, text, digital technology and installation to investigate issues of representation, family, language, memory and landscape. The theme of representation forms the basis of my arts practice.
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