Egyptian artist Basim Magdy, recently named Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year 2016, presents some of his recent films, followed by a discussion with Luke Collins (LUX Scotland). Basim Magdy is one of the artists participating in this summer’s exhibition ‘The Persistence of Objects‘ at Lismore Castle, Ireland.
Basim Magdy (born in 1977, Assiut, Egypt) lives and works in Cairo. Recent solo shows include ‘A Steady Progress of Nothingness’, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York and ‘Confronting the Monster in a Monster Costume’, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2013); and ‘On A Better Day than This’, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo (2008). He has participated in numerous international group exhibitions including the forthcoming 13th Istanbul Biennial and Sharjah Biennial 11, Future Generation Art Prize, Venice, Homeworks, Askhal Alwan, Beirut (all 2013); La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris and ‘Transmediale,’ Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (both 2012); ‘One Day We Will Shine Like the Stars’, Kunsthalle Wien and ‘Rencontres Internationales’, Centre Pompidou, Paris (both 2011). Magdy is a winner of the Abraaj Group Art Prize 2014.
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Image courtesy artSümer, Istanbul; hunt kastner, Prague; Marisa Newman Projects, New York and Gypsum Gallery, Cairo.