Heritage Studies, by Iman Issa
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Heritage Studies, by Iman Issa

Han Nefkens – MACBA Award
Iman Issa, "Heritage Studies" (vista de l’exposició), Pérez Art Museum, Miami, 2015. Foto: STUDIO LHOOQ. Cortesia de l’artista, Pérez Art Museum Miami i Rodeo (Istambul/Londres).

Iman Issa, unanimous winner of the 1st Han Nefkens Foundation – MACBA Contemporary Art Award in 2012, presents Heritage Studies at MACBA, the work she has produced as a result of winning the prize.

The opening will be preceded by a public discussion between the artist Iman Issa, Han Nefkens and Bartomeu Marí. With this award, open to artists of any age, gender or nationality, the Han Nefkens Foundation and MACBA wish to support international contemporary art, to create complicities and networks for the exchange of ideas among the five continents, and to encourage the production of new work in Barcelona.

Iman Issa (Cairo, 1979) lives and works between Cairo and New York. Her recent solo and group exhibitions include the 8th Berlin Biennial, MuHKA (Antwerp), Tensta Konsthall (Spånga), New Museum (New York), KW Institute of Contemporary Art (Berlin), Sculpture Center (New York) and Contemporary Image Collective (Cairo). She teaches at Cooper Union School of Art, New York.

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20 May 2015
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Heritage Studies, by Iman Issa
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20 May 2015
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Heritage Studies, by Iman Issa
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Iman Issa
Cairo
1979
Iman Issa (Cairo, 1979) lives and works between Cairo and New York, where she teaches at the Cooper Union School of Art. In a sober language, she makes installations that displace fragments of the collective memory into the realm of subjectivity, paying particular attention to commemorative monuments and their symbolism. Issa makes her installations with a critical incisiveness and visual maturity rarely found in artists of her generation. Author of a prolific body of work, she incorporates different media and techniques, paying particular attention to formal sense. Combining sculpture, photography, text, sound and video, her narrative works deconstruct the collective memory into isolated and abstract elements, yet loaded with an emotional content with which everyone can identify. Beyond their cryptic appearance, the works invite the viewer to develop new meanings. Issa connects personal history, perception and subjective experience with the forms that collectively represent history. Among others, her exhibitions include participation in the biennials of Berlin (2014) and Sharjab, UAE (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (2013); New Museum, New York (2012); KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin (2011); Sculpture Center; New York (2011); and Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo (2011). She won the Fundación Han Nefkens-MACBA Prize for Contemporary Art (2012).
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Conversa oberta al públic entre Bartomeu Marí, Han Nefkens i l’artista Iman Issa. Amb aquest premi, adreçat a creadors de qualsevol edat, sexe o nacionalitat…