Bani Abidi

Artist

Bani Abidi, born in 1971, Karachi, Pakistan, and now working between Berlin and Karachi, Bani Abidi uses video and photography  to comment upon politics and culture, often through humorous and absurd vignettes. She studied visual art at the  National College of Arts in Lahore and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited widely in solo and group shows internationally. Solo shows have taken place at the  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah; Gropius Bau, Berlin; Kunsthaus Hamburg,  Hamburg; Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas; Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany; The Baltic, Gateshead,  England; Experimenter, Kolkata; and Green Cardamom, London, amongst others. Select group shows include The  10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10), Edinburgh Arts Festival, 2016; 8th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, 2014; In Plain  Sight, Smack Mellon, New York, 2014; Lines of Control, Nasher Museum, Duke University, Durham, US 2013; No  Country, Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2013; dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany, 2012; Kochi Muziris Biennale,  Kochi, India, 2012; Blockbuster: Cinema for Exhibitions, Mexico, 2011; Where Three Dreams Cross, Whitechapel  Art Gallery, London, 2005; Xth Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France, 2009; 7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea,  2008; amongst several others.

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