Although Mohamed Ali Fadlabi has lived in Norway for the past decade, his work maintains its roots in African culture, tempered by irony and postcolonial theoretical discourse, as he seeks to seduce the viewer with a series of culturally defunct frames of reference.

In 2008, he founded the gallery One Night Only, in Oslo, which presents a new exhibition every Monday. Fadlabi’s work has been shown throughout Oslo, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (2012), Kunsthall (2011), Kunstnerforbundet (2011), UKS (2010) and National Gallery (2007), as well as in Europe and Sudan.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11


Fadlabi, Mohamed Ali

The Prediction Machine

The Prediction Machine asks questions about Western norms in art, the meaning of Europe today and the persistent division between what’s designated the West and the non-West.