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
This catalogue accompanied Sharjah Biennial 11.