Kader Attia

1970, Dugny (Seine Saint-Denis), France


Kader Attia lives and works in Berlin and Algiers. Attia grew up in both Algeria and the suburbs of Paris, and uses this experience of living as a part of two cultures as a starting point to develop a dynamic practice that reflects on aesthetics and ethics in different cultures. He takes a poetic and symbolic approach to exploring the wide-ranging repercussions of western modern cultural hegemony and colonialism on non-western cultures, investigating identity politics of historical and colonial eras, from tradition to modernity, creating a genealogy of our globalized world in the process.