Alia Farid installation at Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

Alia Farid, film still, At the Time of the Ebb, 2019, Courtesy the artist; 
Gallery Imane Farès, Paris; Sharjah Art Foundation

Alia Farid (* 1985) contemplates colonial histories, cultural rituals, and the social dimension of architecture. For her first institutional presentation in Switzerland, the Kuwaiti Puerto Rican artist crafts a monumental installation of new work, bringing disparate sites in relation to each other so as to imagine a transregionalism that belies national boundaries drawn on land.

Alia Farid, In Lieu of What Was, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main, 2019. Photo: Diana Pfammatter

Alia Farid, Born 1985, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Lives and works in Kuwait City and San Juan, Puerto Rico

Alia Farid has become known in recent years for her elegant and thought-provoking installations and videos that bring together art, architecture and anthropology. Her practice has often focused on spiritual and infrastructural engagements with water — an acute political topic across the world, but especially in West Asia.

The exhibition is made possible in part through the kind support of Nicoletta Fiorucci Russo De Li Galli and the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah

Open to the public from 11 february to 22 may 2022

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