The Annual Migration of the Lonesome and the Regretful
C-Print from chemically altered slide on metallic paper
31 × 46 cm
Edition of 10 + 2 AP
Courtesy the artist
Art in General is pleased to present a limited edition of 10 prints by artist Basim Magdy. Basim Magdy, who was just announced as Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year” 2016, and is currently in the New Museum's Triennial Surround Audience, was part of Art in General's New Commissions program from November 2014-January 2015.
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Basim Magdy’s Art in General New Commissions exhibition, An Imaginary Population Luachs at its Haunting Withdrawal
, comprised the newly commissioned film, The Everyday Ritual of Solitude Hatching Monkeys
, 2014, a series of photographs, The Hollow Desire to Populate Imaginary Cities
, 2014, and a text piece entitled Clowns
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was born in 1977 in Assiut, Egypt, and lives and works in Basel, Switzerland and Cairo, Egypt. His work appeared recently in exhibitions and screenings at La Biennale de Montreal, Montreal (2014), Art as a Verb, Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA
, Melbourne, Australia (2014), MEDIACITY
Seoul Biennial, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (2014); Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain, Brest, France (2014); Trafo House of Contemporary Art, Budapest (2014); CRAC
Alsace, Altkirch, France (2014); 13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2013); Tate Modern, London (2013); Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2013); Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, UAE
(2013); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2013); Biennale Jogja XII
, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2013); The High Line, New York (2013); Askhal Alwan, Beirut (2013); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2012); La Triennale: Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); Argos Art Center, Brussels (2011); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2011); Institut Mathildenhohe, Darmstadt, Germany (2011); Mass MOCA
, North Adams (2010) and Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale dʼart contemporain, Rennes, France (2010) among others. In 2012 he was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize, Kiev and in 2014 he won the Abraaj Art Prize, Dubai.