Kader Attia was born to Algerian parents in a suburb north of Paris in 1970. The experience of living in two cultures forms the basis for his artistic practice, and his work deals with Europe and the western world’s colonial past and its consequences.

First solo exhibition


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Kader Attia’s multifaceted output encompasses sculptures, installations, photos and videos that combine high aesthetic quality with profoundly ethical concerns. They reflect his determination to address the crises and the pressing social policy issues of our times.

Following various high-profile international appearances by the artist, the Kunsthaus Zürich becomes the first institution in German-speaking Switzerland to devote a solo exhibition to Kader Attia. At its centre is a new work that he is creating specially for the Kunsthaus. The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive discourse programme.

Curator: Mirjam Varadinis


Image above:

Kader Attia, Culture: Another Nature Repaired, 2014 (detail), installation view: Musée cantonal des beaux-arts, Lausanne, 2015, photo: Nora Rupp, courtesy of the artist, © 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich

Kader Attia, The Scream, 2016, Diptych, Exhibition view «Sacrifice and Harmony», MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, 2016, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nagel Draxler; photo: Axel Schneider, © 2020 ProLitteris, Zurich
Kader Attia, Measure and Control, 2013, Display case, Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Continua; photo: Ela Bialkowska, © 2020 ProLitteris, Zurich
Kader Attia, L’Empreinte de l’Autre, 2016,Installation, Exhibition view «Prix Marcel Duchamp», Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2016, Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Galerie Krinzinger, Lehman Maupin, Galleria Continua, Private Collection; photo: Vanni Bassetti, OAK Studio, © 2020 ProLitteris, Zurich
Kader Attia, Photo © Camille Millerand
Kader Attia, Untitled, 2017, Installation, Exhibition view «Repairing the Invisible», SMAK, Ghent, 2017, Courtesy of the artist; photo: Dirk Pauwels © 2020 ProLitteris, Zurich

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