Meet the Artist

Kader Attia, studio in Berlin, Danziger Strasse 133, 3.7.2016

Kader Attia

Kader Attia (b. 1970, France, lives and works in Berlin and Algiers), grew up in Paris and in Algeria. His experience of these different cultures has fostered Kader Attia’s intercultural and interdisciplinary approach to research. For many years, he has been exploring societies’ perspective on their history, especially with regard to experiences of deprivation and suppression, violence and loss, and how this affects nations’ and individuals’ evolution. His socio-cultural research has led Kader Attia to the notion of Repair, a concept he has been developing philosophically in his writings, and symbolically in his oeuvre as a visual artist. In 2016, Kader Attia founded La Colonie, a space in Paris to provide a forum for discussion and sharing ideas, with a focus on decolonialization. Kader Attia’s work has been widely shown internationally, and he has been awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize, the Miró Foundation Prize, and the Yanghyun Art Prize.