Puerto Rican - Kuwait artist Alia Farid at Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2019

Alia Farid VAULT 2019.
Photographs provided by the Pinchuk Art Centre. Photographed by Maksym Bilousov.

An official Collateral Event of the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, the show will be on view at the Palazzo Ca' Tron until 18 August 2019. The 21 exhibited artists, chosen from amongst 5,800 entries, include the winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2019, the Lithuanian artist Emilija Škarnulytė, and the winners of the Special Prize, Gabrielle Goliath (South Africa) and Cooking Sections (UK).

In addition there will be new work by the other shortlisted artists, inluding: Monira Al Qadiri (Kuwait), Yu Araki (Japan), Korakrit Arunanondchai (Thailand), Kasper Bosmans(Belgium), Madison Bycroft (Australia), Alia Farid (Kuwait), Rodrigo Hernández (Mexico), Laura Huertas Millán (Colombia), Marguerite Humeau (France), Eli Lundgaard(Norway), Taus Makhacheva (Russia), Toyin Ojih Odutola (Nigeria), Sondra Perry(United States), Gala Porras-Kim (Colombia), Jakob Steensen (Denmark), Daniel Turner(United States), Anna Zvyagintseva (Ukraine) and artist collectives Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme.

Artists of Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2019

A distinguished international jury consisting of Pablo León de la Barra, Curator at Large, Latin America, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation (New York); Björn Geldhof, Artistic Director, PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv); Gabi Ngcobo, curator, 10th Berlin Biennale; Tim Marlow, Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts (London); and Hoor Al Qasimi, President, Sharjah Art Foundation and International Biennial Association.

The Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2019 exhibition is curated by Björn Geldhof, Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre and Tatiana Kochubinska, Curator of the Research Platform at the PinchukArtCentre.

Alia Farid (b. 1985) lives and works in Kuwait and Puerto Rico, countries she is both from and whose complex colonial histories she reveals through drawings, objects, spatial installations and film. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from la Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico (San Juan), a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the Visual Arts Program at MIT (Cambridge, MA), and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies and Critical Theory from the MACBA's Programa d'Estudis Independents (Barcelona). Farid has completed residencies at Beta Local (San Juan), Casa Árabe in conjunction with Delfina Foundation (Córdoba, Spain), Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art (Doha), Davidoff Art Initiative (La Romana), The Serpentine Galleries (London), La Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), and marra,tein (Beirut). Recent and upcoming shows include participation in the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, the 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, the 12th Gwangju Biennale, and Sharjah Biennial 14. Recent and upcoming shows of her work have been presented at NC-arte (Bogotá), Galerie Imane Farès (Paris) and Sultan Gallery (Kuwait). She is a recipient of the 2018 Art Jameel Commission (Dubai), the Arab Fund for Culture and Arts' Visual Arts Production Grant, and is shortlisted for the 2019 Future Generation Art Prize.