Biography

Iman Issa's precise compositional language –marked by familiar geometric shapes, clean lines and adaptions of museological display –mine the latent meaning and transformational potential in aesthetic forms.

Her work has been included in recent solo and group exhibitions at Modern Art, New York; Modern Art Oxford; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; 21er Haus, Vienna; MACBA, Barcelona; Perez Museum, Miami; M HKA, Antwerp; and Tensta Konsthall, Spånga, Sweden. the Berlin Biennale (2014); MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium (2014); Tensta Konsthall, Spånga, Sweden (2013); New Museum, New York (2012); KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin (2011); Sculpture Center, New York (2011) and the Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo (2011). Her publications include Common Elements, published by the Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2015) and Thirty-three Stories about Reasonable Characters in Familiar Places published by the SculptureCenter, New York, 2011.

Issa was awarded Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise (2017), Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2015), the HNF-MACBA Award (2012) and the Abraaj Group Art Prize, UAE (2013). She currently teaches at the Cooper Union School of Art.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 12 and 13.