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Biography | Hamdi Attia
Thursday 12 February 2009
Hamdi Attia, b. 1964 in Egypt. Lives and works in Cairo and Chicago. He studied Fine Arts in Cairo, Roma and Philadelphia.
Attia participates in diverse international exhibitions, including the Canaries Islands Biennial in 2006 and Cairo Biennial in 1997. He represented Egypt at the Venice Biennial in 1995, taking the top pavilion prize with Akram Al-Magdoub.
A version of his work "World Map" was exhibited at L’appartement 22 in 2007. His work engages an experimental vocabulary, using video, mapping as well as drawings and sculpture. Currently Attia is working in a painting project connecting his practice from early 1990s and 2000s, challenging his art and its reception in Egyptian society.