Artist Talk: Zineb Sedira

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Gain insight to the practice of artist Zineb Sedira

Way of Life, 2019 Exhibition: A Brief Moment , Jeu de Paume, Paris, France © Zineb Sedira Courtesy of the artist and Kamel Mennour, Paris

Artist Talk: Zineb Sedira

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Gain insight to the practice of artist Zineb Sedira

This event is part of our Past Programme

To celebrate Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2021, join Zineb Sedira in the second of four artist talks featuring this year's nominees who reflect the most influential practitioners working now. Shortlisted for the exhibition A Brief Moment, a retrospective of the artist’s work from 1998 to present day, Sedira will talk us through her rich practice, which encompasses photography, installation, sound and moving image. Together with curator and writer Gilane Tawadros, who will be moderating, we will explore notions of postcolonialism in relation to identity, mobility, history, family and the environment — pertinent ideas that continue to resonate today.

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Biographies

Zineb Sedira (b. 1963, Paris, France, based in London) works across photography, installation and film to create powerful immersive projects that tackle the universally resonant themes of identity, mobility, gender and environment. Marking her first major retrospective in Paris, A Brief Moment spans a period from 1998 to the present day and focuses on Sedira’s use of archives to explore the function and impact of images to (re-)construct meaning through a process of collecting and exhibiting. Frequently combining the personal with the globally political, Sedira uses the lens of her own family history, closely linked to that of Algiers, France and the UK, to form collective narratives that testify to the experience of people living between different cultures.

Gilane Tawadros is the Chief Executive of DACS, a not-for-profit visual artists rights management organization, representing over 100,000 worldwide. Established by artists for artists, DACS’ mission is to support the financial sustainability of artists and artists’ estates, campaigning for the rights of visual artists. She is also Co-Director of the charity Art360 Foundation which empowers artists and estates to manage and protect their archives and legacies. She was the founding Director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) in London and has written extensively on contemporary art and curated a number of international exhibitions. She is Chair of the Stuart Hall Foundation and Trustee of the Stuart Croft Foundation. Her most recent book, The Sphinx Contemplating Napoleon: Global Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Difference, is published by Bloomsbury.

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