13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World, 2011

Basim Magdy
13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World, 2011
Super 8 film transferred to HD video
5 minutes, 16 seconds
installation view
Photo by Alfredo Rubio


Basim Magdy is particularly interested in constructing narratives that explore the space between reality and fiction and what this means for science, history, global culture and the dissemination of knowledge.

Recent exhibitions include the Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2013, solo); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011); Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany (2011); Makan, Amman, Jordan (2010); Kunsthalle Wien, Austria (2010); MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA (2010); DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey (2010); Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel/Muttenz (2009, solo); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Vigo, Spain (2008); Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (2008, solo); Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France (2007) and Art in General, New York (2004).

In 2012, he was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize, presented by PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11 and 13