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Represented by galerie kamel mennour, Paris, The Third Line,Dubai & Galerie Plutschow, Zurich, Switzerland.



1998-2003 Royal College of Art: Research studies in the Photography dept., London.

1995-1997 Slade School of Art: Master of Fine Art in Media, London.

1992-1995 Central Saint Martins School of Art: BA (hons) in Critical Fine Art Practice, London.


Past Solo Exhibitions:


Outside the Lines, Galerie ART & ESSAI, Rennes,France


Laughter in Hell: galerie kamel mennour, Paris, France Of Words and Stones, Beirut Art Center (BAC), Lebanon Air Affairs and Maritime NonSense…, Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces,UAE


Line of Flight, Kulte Gallery & Editions, Rabat, Morrocco


L’écriture des lignes, kamel mennour, Paris, France Collecting Lines, Art On the Underground (commission), London, UK Now You See Me Now You See Me, VCUQ Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Doha, Qatar


Zineb Sedira : Present Tense,Taymour Ghrane Gallery, NYC, USA Sand of Times, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE


Disenchanted Matters, Plutschow, Zurich, Switzerland Maritime Chronicles, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, MIlan, Italy


Sweet Journeys, Galerie La jetée, J1 Grand Port Maritime, Marseille, France Lighthouse in the Sea of Time, Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, Houston, USA Récits maritimes: Entre terre et mer, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea Part V: Zineb Sedira, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver,Canada


Beneath the Surface, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris (catalogue)


Gardiennes d’images, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (catalogue) Les rêves n’ont pas de titre, Musée d’Art Contemporain [MAC], Marseille, France Under the Sky and Over the Sea, BildMuseets, Umeå University, Sweden Under the Sky and Over the Sea, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark MiddleSea, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada Zineb Sedira, Musée National Pablo Picasso, La Guerre et la Paix, Vallauris, France Invitation au Voyage, Galerie Edouard-Manet, Gennevilliers, France


Under the Sky and Over the Sea, Pori Museum, Finland (catalogue) Zineb Sedira: Seafaring, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK MiddleSea as part of Forex, at Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa Currents of Time: Rivington Place, London Floating Coffins, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK


Shipwreck: the death of a journey, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris MiddleSea, Wapping Project, London Zineb Sedira, Centre Culturel Français, Algiers, Algeria


Videos by Zineb Sedira, Centre d’Art Contemporain du Parvis, Pau, France Saphir, Temble Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland


Saphir, Photographer’s Gallery, London (Catalogue) Transitional Landscapes, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris Zineb Sedira, Galerie Esma, Algiers, Centre Culturel Français, Oran and Constantine, Algeria


Zineb Sedira, OneTwenty Gallery, Gent, Belgium and atFri-Art, Fribourg, Swizerland


Zineb Sedira: Telling stories with differences, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (Catalogue/DVD) Touring exhibition


Zineb Sedira, Galleria Sogospatty, Rome, Italy (Catalogue) Regard Croisé, Arles, France


Biennal of Photography in Florence and Prato, Monograph, Dryphoto arte contemporanea, Prato. Italy (catalogue) Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles 2002, 33e edition, Arles, France (Catalogue)


Past Group Exhibitions:


Like Sugar, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, USA Is This Tomorrow? Whitechapel Gallery, London Climbing Through the Tide , B7L9 artspace, Kamel Lazaar Foundation


Family, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Holland

Persona Grata, Hostilité /Hospitalité, Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris Walls Have Ears: 400 Years of Change, Aston Hall, Birmingham Museums, UK Sahara: What is Written will Remain, Gallerie delle Prigioni, Treviso, Italy Baya: Woman of Algiers, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, US


The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, Prospect.4, New Orleans’ international art exhibition, USA Après, a project by Eric Baudelaire, Galerie 3, Centre Pompidou, Paris On Moving Image/Sobre la imagen en movimiento as part of Bienalsur, CEC (Center of Contemporary Expressions) Rosario City, Argentina (catalogue) Sticky Business – the temptation of sugar in Art, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Holland Being Rebellious. Women´s Narratives in the Arab World, IVAM (Valencia Institute of Modern Art), Spain (catalogue) The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding, Stamps Gallery, University of Michigan, USA Between two rounds of fire, the exile of the sea: Arab Modern and Contemporary Works from the Barjeel Art Foundation, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC La terre la plus contraire: les femmes du prix Marcel Duchamp, Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint Louis, France L’Orient aux deux visages, Fondation Pierre Arnaud, Lens, Switzerland Voices, collection display at the Drum Gallery, Tate Modern, London Tous, des sang-mêlés, MAC VAL Musée d’art contemporain du Val de Marne, France (Catalogue) Offshore: artists explore the sea, produced by Invisible Dust, Ferens Art Gallery and the Hull Maritime Museum, Hull UK City of Culture 2017 Destinerrance, Arteum, France 2016 Essential Paysage, Al Maaden Centre d’Art contemporain Africain, Marrakech, Morocco Meeting Points, VideoStudio, Studio Museum, NY, USA Après Babel, traduire, MuCEM, Marseille, France Matières à penser, Mecenat Picard, Château de Chassagne-Montrachet, France L’Iris de Lucy, artistes africaines contemporaines, Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, France Uncertain States, Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, Germany We Refugees On the Right to Have Rights, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding, Museum Colecao Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal Made in Algeria, Généalogie d’un territoire, MuCem, Marseille, France Between Myth and Horror, The Mediterranean as Conflict, IVAM (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern), Spain Souviens-toi du temps présent, Art Center de lait, Albi, France But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art from the Middle East and North Africa, Guggenheim, New York, USA Mother of the Year, Between Empowerment and Crisis. Images of Motherhoood from 1900 to Today, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria, is planning an extensive exhibition 2015 Horizons, Plutschow Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland Good Walls Make Good Neighbourgs, St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, VIVA (Valletta International Visual Arts Festival), Malta The Translator’s Voice, Marco, Museum de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain The divine comedy, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, USA The Translator’s Voice, FRAC Lorraine, France Mare Medi Terraneum, Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Spain The Unfinished Conversation, Beirut Art Centre, Beirut, Lebanon The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding and Decoding, The Power Plant, Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada 2014 The Divine Comedy, Scad, Savannah, US Catalogue L’Oeil Photographique: Oeuvres majeures des collections du Centre national des arts plastiques, Frac Auvergne, France Catalogue Before the Horizon, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain Catalogue The Politics Of Food, Delfina Foundation, London Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea: SeaCity Museum, Southampton, UK The Divine Comedy, MMK Museum für Mordern Kunst – Frankfurt (20 Mar) and Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, USA Catalogue Here Africa, Château de Penthes, Geneva, Switzerland Songs of Loss and Songs of Love: Lee Nan-Young and Oum Kulthoum, Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea Catalogue 2013 Le Pont, Musée d’Art Contemporain [MAC], Marseille, France Les Galeries de la Méditerranée, permanent exhibition, MuCem (Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerrannée), Marseille, France Aqua Vitalis: Positions de l’art contemporain, Artothèque, Caen, France Terms & Conditions, Singapore Art Museum, Republic of Singapore Becoming Independent, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland Ici, ailleurs, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseilles as part of Marseille Provence 2013: European Capital of Culture. Homelands, Lalit Kala Akademi: New Delhi; Harrington St Art Centre: Kolkata; Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum: Mumbai; National Gallery of Modern Art: Bangalore. Un brève histoire de lignes, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France Family Matters: The Family in British Art, Tate Britain, London Imagined Places, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, Holland 2012 The Mediterranean Approach, SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brasil Migrations, Tate Britain, London Once Upon a Time the Screen, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain Usages et convivialité, Maison des Arts de Malakoff, France Liquid Archive, Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA, Australia State of Transit, Open Space Open Systems, Vienna, Austria The Mediterranean Approach, Musée d’Art Contemporain [MAC], France 2011 Family Matters: The Family in British Art, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Drift – an exploration of urban & suburban landscapes, Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates Disquieting Muses, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece (catalogue) Haunting: Furtive and uncanny presence in media, art, and pop, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, Austria The Mediterranean Approach, Palazzo Zenobio, Venice Biennale A Million Miles from Home, Fokestone Triennial, Fokestone, UK (catalogue) A Sense of Perspective, Tate Liverpool, UK 2010: Told, Untold, Retold, Museum of Contemporary Art, Doha, Qatar (catalogue) Les Rencontres de Picha 2010, Lubumbashi, Congo Living Across, Spaces of Migration, xhibit, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria (catalogue) Entre-temps, LoftProject Etagi, Saint Petersbourg, Russia (catalogue) Photography as a process of identity, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium(catalogue) Voice Between Lines, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida, Spain (catalogue) Journey With No Return, A Foundation, Rochelle School, London (catalogue) Wild is the Wind, SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design), Savannah, USA (catalogue) 2009 Frontieres, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Bamako, Mali Festival d’Art Contemporain, Algiers, Algeria Journeys with no return, Akbank Cultural Centre, Istanbul Femininity/Masculinity, Espai Visor, Valencia, Spain Rebelle. Art and Feminism, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Holland (June)(Catalogue) Elle@centrepmpidou, Pompidou Centre, Paris (Catalogue) Entre-Temps, MIS (Museum of the Image and Sound) Sao Paulo, Brazil Maritime Chronicles: flow and junctions, Ausstellungsraum Klingenthal, Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland 2008 Sphères, at Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel (Seine-et-Marne) FRANCE Surreale 2008, Galleria Mimmo Scognamiglio Gallery in Milan Éclats de frontières Nouvelles acquisitions, FRAC (Fond Réginal d’Art Contemporain, Marseilles) U-turn, 1st Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (Catalogue) REVOLUTIONS, The University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, USA Body Space Exhibition, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, UK L’Art au Féminin, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain d’Alger, Algiers(Catalogue) 2007 House Trip, Berlin Art Fair, Germany Port Cities, on Mobility and Exhange, Arnolfini, Bristol (Catalogue) Art Contemporain Arabe, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain d’Alger, Algiers, Algeria Her(his)story, Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece Heterotopias: Society Must Be Defended, Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change, Sharjah Biennial 8, United Arab Emirate (Catalogue) Afterlife, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (Catalogue) Global Feminism, Brooklyn Museum, NY, USA (Catalogue) I Am Making Art. 4 Studies on the Artist’s Body: Identity and Transformation, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Switzerland Beyond Dust, the Archeological Museum, Naples, Italy(catalogue) Entre Fronteras/Between Borders, Museum of Contemporary Art,Vigo Spain (catalogue)


La Video: Un Art, Une Histoire 1965-2005, showcasing video work from the Centre Georges Pompidou’s collection. Touring internationally (catalogue) Mankind, Leuven, Belgium (Catalogue) Exorcising Exoticism, 2006 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan (Catalogue) Why Pictures Now: Photography/Film/Video, Mumok, Vienna, Austria (Catalogue) The Waiting Place, Whitstable Biennale 2006, UK Around the world in 80 days, ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art and South London Gallery, UK (Catalogue) Une vision du Monde, la collection de Jean-Conrad et Isabelle Lemaître, La Maison Rouge, Paris (Catalogue)


The Art of White: painting, photography, installation, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK(Catalogue) British Art Show 06, opening at Baltic, Gateshead, touring to Manchester, Castle Museum, across several venues in Nottingham and Bristol. Meeting Point, Stenersen, Museum, Oslo, Norway (Catalogue) Identità & Nomadismo, Palazzo delle Papesse-Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy (Catalogue) Some Stories, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria. Touring to Minoriten Kultur Graz: May /July 10 and Magazin 4/ Kunstverein Bregenz 2004 Africa Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Hayward Gallery, London. Touring exhibition (Publication) Historias; ‘History in the Making’: Photo Espana2004 Madrid, Spain (Catalogue) Britannia Works, Athens, Greece (April) (Catalogue) Stranger than Fiction, Arts Council Collection. Touring nationally to Leeds City Art Gallery (April), Carlisle, Aberystwyth, Lincoln, Nottingham…(Catalogue) ‘Ficcions’ Documentals, Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona (Catalogue) Tales of the City, British Council Exhibition, London Focus in 2004 Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy (Catalogue) 2003 Looking Both Ways, Museum for African Art, New York, USA (Catalogue) Voyages d’artistes, Algérie 03, Espace Electra, Paris, France (Oct.)(Catalogue) Gestes, Festival du Printemps de Septembre, édition 2003, Toulouse, France (Catalogue) Aletheia, The Real of Conceament, Göteborgs Kontanstmuseum, Sweden (Catalogue) Fiction of Authenticity: Contemporary Africa Abroad, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri, USA Stranger, First Triennial of Photography and Video, Institute of Contemporary Photography, New York, USA(Catalogue) Ouverture Algériennes, créations vivantes, La Criée centre d’art contemporain, Rennes, France (Catalogue) Le XXeme siècle dans l’Art Algérien, Chateau Borrelli, Marseilles (Publication) Veil, Walsall Museums and Art Gallery and Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and MOMA, Oxford (Publication)) 2002 Self-Evident: Making the Self the subject of Art from 1970 to the present Day, Tate Britain, London History/Now, Stockholm Fotofestival 2002, Liljevalchs Konsthall. Touring in Sweden. (Catalogue) In/tangible Cartographies: New Arab Video, Pacific Cinèmatheque, Vancouver, Canada Fold, City Gallery, Leicester, UK (catalogue) 2001 Patterns, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK. Mémoires intimes d’un nouveau millénaire, IV Rencontres de la Photographie africaine, Bamako 2001, Mali. (Catalogue) History of our present, Argos Festival 2001, Cinema Nova, Brussels, Belguim. (Catalogue) Authentic/ex-centric: Africa In and Out Africa, 49th VENICE BIENNALE, Italy. (Catalogue/book) ev+a, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick Annual Biennial, Republic of Ireland. (Catalogue) 2000 More than meets the eye, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.(Catalogue) Ekbatana?, Nikollaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. (Catalogue) Insertion: Self and Other, Apex Art C.P, New York, U.S.A. ‘Artists’ Wallpapers: A Contemporary View’, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. 1999 From Where – to Here, Art from London, Konsthallen Göteborg Museum, Sweden. (Catalogue) Dialogue of the Present, Women’s Art Library, UK touring exhibition. (publication) The Order of Things, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK. Where are you from?, BM Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul, Turkey. 1998 Is Art Beneath You?, Serpentine Gallery, London. (Catalogue) Showgirls, Billboard Project, Women’s Art Factory, Sheffield. Return of the Showgirls, Women’s Art Factory, The Workstation, Sheffield. 1997 Point of Entry, Cable Street Gallery, London, UK. Out of the Blue, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Museums, Scotland, UK. (Catalogue)



Public: – Art in Embassies – U.S. Department of State, Washington · Arts Council England , London · Centre national des arts plastiques, ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Paris · Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris · Collection d’Isabelle et Jean-Conrad Lemaître · Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt · Ernst & Young, Paris · Fonds municipal d’art contemporain de la Ville de Paris · FRAC Alsace, Sélestat · FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseilles · Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Museums, Glasgow · Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis – Musée d’art contemporain, Marseille [MAC] · Mathaf – Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha · Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris · Musée national de l’histoire et des cultures de l’immigration / Cité nationale de l’histoire, Paris · Neuflize Vie, Paris · SACEM, Paris · SAM Art Projects, Paris · Sharjah Art Museum Collection, Sharjah · Tate collection, London · The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University · The mumok – museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien Collection, Vienna · Victoria and Albert Museum, Contemporary Wall Paper Collections, London · Whitworth Art Gallery, Contemporary Wall Paper Collections, Manchester · Wolverhampton Arts and Museums, Wolverhampton