A conversation between filmmaker Basma Alsharif and Columbus Museum of Art Curator of Photography Drew Sawyer
Join us for a Skype conversation between Basma Alsharif and Drew Sawyer, the William J. and Sarah Ross Soter Associate Curator of Photography at the Columbus Museum of Art. Alsharif’s Home Movies Gaza (2013) is one of the featured works in As If Traveling Were the Way of the Clouds, an exhibition organized by History of Art Professors Kris Paulsen and Erica Levin -- on view in Hopkins Hall Gallery through April 19.
Alsharif is an Artist/Filmmaker born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents, raised between France and the US. Since receiving a Master of Fine Arts in 2007 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she developed her practice nomadically between Chicago, Cairo, Beirut, Sharjah, Amman, the Gaza Strip and Paris. Her work centers on the human condition in relation to shifting geopolitical landscapes and natural environments. Interested in what cannot ever be proven or explained, she uses photography, film, video, sound, language and performance to reveal the fallibility of our perception and of history.
Major exhibitions include: the Whitney Biennial, Le Prix Découverte des Rencontres d'Arles, les Module at the Palais de Tokyo, Here and Elsewhere at the New Museum, the Jerusalem Show, Yamagata Documentary Film Festival, the Berlinale, the Sharjah Biennial, Videobrasil, and Manifesta 8. She received a jury prize at the Sharjah Biennial 9, the Marion MacMahon award at Images, and was awarded the Marcelino Botin Visual Arts grant. Alsharif is represented by Galerie Imane Farés in Paris, distributed by Video Data Bank and Arsenal, and is now based in Los Angeles.
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