Encompassing drawing, spatial installations and film, Alia Farid's work explores the correlations between the shaping of environment and perception.

Farid’s work has been presented in several solo exhibitions, including Formas caídas, NC-arte, Bogotá, Colombia (2018) and Between Dig and Display, Galerie Imane Farès, Paris (2017). Among her group exhibitions are Imagined Borders, 12th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2018); Enchanted Bodies/Fetish for Freedom, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy (2018); Gaudiopolis – Attempts at a Joyful Society, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany (2018); Kenosis, Fotonoviembre: Festival Internacional de Fotografía de Tenerife, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (2017); 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo (2017); Incerteza Viva, 32nd Bienal de São Paulo (2016) and Building Imaginary Bridges Over Hard Ground, Marker 2015, Art Dubai (2015).

Farid has received a Visual Arts Production Grant, Arab Fund for Culture and Arts (AFAC), Beirut (2018) and an Art Jameel Commission, Dubai (2018). She has participated in residencies at marra.tein, Beirut (2016); Cité internationale des arts, Paris (2015); Edgware Road Project, Serpentine Gallery Centre for Possible Studies, London (2015); Davidoff Art Initiative, Altos de Chavón, La Romana, Dominican Republic (2015) and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha (2014).

She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico, San Juan (2006); Master of Science in Visual Studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, US (2008) and Master in Museum Studies and Critical Theory from Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2012).

Born in 1985 in Kuwait, she currently lives and works between Kuwait and Puerto Rico.

SAF participation:
Sharjah Biennial 14

Sharjah Biennial 14

Farid, Alia

At the Time of the Ebb (2019)

Through videos, drawings, installations and public interventions, the work of Alia Farid explores contemporary urban life against the background of the complex colonial histories of Kuwait and Puerto Rico, her two countries of origin.