Basim Magdy 

Born 1977, Assiut, Egypt. Lives and works in Basel, Switzerland

Education

2000 Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Cairo, EG (BFA Painting)

Awards and Prizes

2016 Deutsche Bank "Artist of the Year 2016" 
2015 Winner of the Experimental Award at the Curtas Vila do Conde - International FilmFestival, Portugal 
2014 Winner of the NEW:VISION Award, CPH:DOX Film Festival, Copenhagen 
2014 Winner of the Abraaj Art Prize, Dubai 
2012 Shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev 

Upcoming Shows

2020 Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (curated by Jana Johanna Haeckel)
2020 Basim Magdy: Asleep in Another Dimension, MuHKA, Antwerp (curated by Nav Haq)
2020 Nature of Robotics, an Expanded Field, ArtLab, EPFL, Lausanne (curated by Giulia Bini)
2020 The Swamp Thing: Critic(s) and Poetic(s) from Aberration, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (curated by Núria Montclús Carazo) 
2020 Zoo Cosmos , Casa Conti - Ange Leccia (curated by Fabien Danesi)
2020 3rd Industrial Biennal, Labin, Croatia (curated by Branka Benčić, Gerald Matt, Ksenija Orelj and Christian Oxenius)
2020 Infinities, Goulburn Regional Gallery, Goulburn, Australia(curated by Lauren Reid)

Solo Shows

2019 M.A.G.N.E.T, MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology,Lisbon (curated by Inês Grosso and Irene Campolmi)
2019 A Peacock and a Hippo Walk into anExistential Debate, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse,Mulhouse, France (curated by Sandrine Wymann)
2019 An Escalator Descending TowardsMysterious Time Machines, artSümer, Istanbul 
2018 Two Ghosts Discuss Invisibility inFront of a Mirror (with MagdyEl-Gohary) Gypsum Gallery, Cairo 
2018 Pingpinpoolpong, or How I Learned toLaugh at Failure, South London Gallery (SLG),London (curated by Rachael Harlow)
2018 Basim Magdy: To Hypnotize Them withForgetfulness, University Galleries at Illinois State University, Normal, USA (curated by Kendra Paitz)
2018 Collection Focus: Basim Magdy - TheDent, ProjectSpace Art Jameel, Dubai 
2017 It All Started with a Map and a Pictureof Scattered Little Houses, Mathaf, Qatar (curated by Laura Barlow)
2017 The Stars Were Aligned for a Century ofNew Beginnings, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK (curated by Lucy Badrocke)
2017 Only Stone, Bronze and the Sky ShallOutlive All the Rest, hunt kastner,Prague 
2016 The Stars Were Aligned for a Century ofNew Beginnings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA (curated by Omar Kholeif)
2016 No Shooting Stars, Jeu de Paume, Paris (curated by Heidi Ballet)
2016 No Shooting Stars, CAPC Musée d'artcontemporain de Bordeaux (curated by Heidi Ballet)
2016 The Stars Were Aligned for a Century ofNew Beginnings, MAXXI NationalMuseum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome (curated by Britta Faerber and Anne Palopoli)
2016 The Stars Were Aligned for a Century ofNew Beginnings, Deutsche Bank "Artist of theYear 2016", Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin (curated by Britta Faerber)
2016 Some Become Part Time Singers and SomeKeep Pretending, Z33 House for  ContemporaryArt, Hasselt, Belgium (curated by Ils Huygens),
2015 The Ones Who Refuse to Forget, artSümer, Istanbul 
2015 The Relentless Repetition of Reality, The GreenParrot, Barcelona (curated by Rosa Lleo and João Laia)
2015 Great Tricks From Your Future, D-CAF Festival,Cairo (curated by Mai Abu ElDahab)
2015 The Many Colors of the Sky RadiateForgetfulness, Cecilia Brunson Projects, London (curated by Regine Basha)
2014 Measuring the Last Breaths of Timeon a Fading Scale, GypsumGallery, Cairo, Egypt 
2014  An Absent Population Laughs at itsHaunting Withdrawal, Art in General, New York (curated by Anne Barlow)
2014 Our Shadows Gasped at the Sight ofTheir Own Multiplying Shadows, State of Concept, Athens  (curated by Iliana Fokianaki)
2014 Crystal Ball - IndieMovingImage2014 - ZDB - Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon
2013 A Steady Progress of Nothingness, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York 
2013 A Future of MundaneMiracles, Hunt Kastner, Prague, Czech Republic (curated by Marketa Stara)
2013 Basim Magdy, Espace Croisé – Centre dʼArt Contemporain, Roubaix, France (curatedby Mo Gourmelon) 
2013 Confronting the Monster in a Monster Costume, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (curatedby Jean-Paul Felley and Olivier Kaeser) 
2013 How to Build an Invisible Monument, Coburn Gallery, Colorado College, ColoradoSprings, USA (curated by Jessica Hunter Larsen) 
2012 When Thought Evades the Great Thinker, .artSümer, Istanbul2011 Pie in the Sky – with Flaka Haliti, Platform Sarai, Frankfurt (curated by Didem Yazici) 
2010 One Day We Will Shine Like The Stars, KÖR Kunsthalle Wien public space Karlsplatz,Vienna (curated by Katarzyna Uszynska) 
2009 Pray For Me, Fondazione Teseco Per lʼArte, Pisa, Italy (curated by Stefano Coletto) 
2009 1968: Memorial to a Rising Continent, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, USA 
2009 Last Good Deed, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland (curated by SabineSchaschl) 
2008 On A Better Day Than This, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt 
2008 Blank Light, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland (with Jérôme Leuba) 
2007 Brief Encounters with Semi-Fictional Worlds, Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum,Alexandria, Egypt
2007 The Common Deceit of Reality, Okay Mountain, Austin, USA (curated by Regine Basha) 
2007 Lost Arks, Uszynska Schaufenster, Vienna (curated by Katarzyna Uszynska) 
2007 Gazing at the Miracle of Civilization, ARCO Projects, Madrid, Spain 
2006 In the Grave of Intergalactic Utopia, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, USA 
2005 Your New Life with Your Old Enemies, ObjectNotFound Project Space, Monterrey,Mexico 
2005 Current Whereabouts Unknown, Tyler Drosdeck and Basim Magdy, NewmanPopiashvili Gallery, New York, USA 
2004 Dream on, Neue Kunst Halle St. Gallen, Fries 02, Switzerland (collaboration withMarianne Rinderknecht) 
2003 Two Days to Apocalypse, Falaki Gallery, Cairo 
2003 Dream on, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (collaboration with Marianne Rinderknecht) 
2003 Hero of the day, The Cold Room Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 
2002 Re-define, Basim Magdy and Karem Mahrous, The Townhouse Gallery of contemporaryart, Cairo, Egypt 
2001 The Future, The Townhouse Gallery of contemporary art, Cairo, Egypt 
2000 Paintings, The Townhouse Gallery of contemporary art, Cairo, Egypt


Group Shows:

2020 Water After All, MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (organized by Bana Kattan, former MCA Barjeel Global Fellow, Jack Schneider, MCA Curatorial Assistant, and Nina Wexelblatt, former MCA Curatorial Assistant)
2020 Unsere Gegenwart, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany (curated by Thomas Thiel)
2020 Andro Eradze / Basim Magdy, Kunsthalle Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia (curated by Irena Popiashvili)
2020 An Infinite and Omnivorous Sky, University Galleries at Illinois State University, Normal, USA (curated by KendraPaitz)
2020 Glitch, Tahrir Cultural Center, Cairo (curated by Shiva Balaghi)
2019 Eco-Visionaries, Royal Academy, London (curated by Mariana Pestana, Pedro Gadanho and Gonzalo Herrero Delicado)
2019 Gone Today, Here Tomorrow, AnnexM, AthensQuodlibet (curated by Eva Vaslamatzi)
2019 hunt kastner, Prague (curatedby Karel Cisar)
2019 Regular Insanity, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey(curated by Marcus Graf)
2019 Today is our Tomorrow, Publics, Helsinki (curated by Lucy Badrocke for Publics)
2019 New Order, Art and Technology in the 21st Century, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, NewYork (curated byMichelle Kuo)
2019 Futurs Incertain, Musée d'Art de Pully, Pully, Switzerland.(curated by Olivia Fahmy) 
2018 Transantiquity, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, Portugal (curated by Filipa Oliveira and GuilhermeBlanc)
2018 Anti - Athens Biennial, Athens (curated by Stefanie Hessler, Kostis Stafylakis and Poka-Yio)
2018 Revolutionize, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev (curated by Nathanja van Dijk and KaterynaFilyuk)
2018 The World on Paper Works from the Deutsche Bank Collection, Palais Populaire, Berlin
2018 À Cris Ouverts,Les Ateliers de Rennes - Biennale d'Art Contemporain, Rennes, France (curated by Céline Kopp and Étienne Bernard)
2018 Knock Knock, South London Gallery, London (curated by Ryan Gander and Margot Heller)
2018 What do you mean, here we are?, Mosaic Rooms, London (curated by Mariam Elnozahy and Fiona Fox)
2018 A Lesson Loosely Learned, Galeria Cavalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
2018 Fake It Till You Make It , MeetFactoryGallery, Prague (curated by insitu collective)
2018 Eco-Visionaries: Art and Architecture after the Anthropocene , MAATMuseum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon(curated by Pedro Gadanho and Mariana Pestana)
2018 Océans - Une vision du monde au rythme des vagues,  Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains Tourcoing, France (curated by Stefanie Hessler),
2018 Beaufort Triennale, Oostende, Belgium (curated by Heidi Ballet)
2018 The Truth About Fiction, Gypsum Gallery, Cairo, Egypt 
2017 WheredoIendandyoubegin - On Secularity - Göteborg Biennial (GIBCA),Gothenburg, Sweden (curated by Nav Haq)
2017 The New Parthenon, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa     
2017 A Tranquil Star, Malta Contemporary Art, Valletta (curated by Mark Mangion)
2017 No to the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects - Works from the Barjeel Collection, Hessel Museum- CCS Bard, Annandale on Hudson, USA (curated by Fawz Kabra)
2017 On Photography - Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen     
2017 Meeting Points 8: Both Sides of the Curtain, Beirut Art Center, Beirut     
2017 Watchlist , Signal, New York (curated by Goedele Bartholomeeusen & Kat Herriman)
2017 Tamawuj, Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah UAE (curated by Christine Tohme)
2017 Colori , Castello di Rivoli and GAM, Torino, Italy (curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Marcella Beccaria, Elena Volpato, Elif Kamışlı)
2017 The Written Language of Reality, Hessel Museum, CCS Bard, Annandale on Hudson,USA (curated by Marta Cacciavillani)
2017 Hors Pistes , Centre Pompidou, Paris (curated by GéraldineGomez)
2017 'Déplacements' – prologue, Independent Project, Brussels (curated by Lilou Vidal)
2017 Re-effected Matter, Gallery Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark (curated by Pernille With Madsen)
2016 Still Moving , OFFoff art cinema,Ghent, Belgium (curated by Godart Bakkers)
2016 Qalandia International, Ramallah, Palestine (curated by Beth Stryker and Sahar Qawasmi)
2016 Why are We Afraid of Sunsets?, Gdansk City Gallery, Gdansk, Poland (curated by Patrycja Ryłko)
2016 Third Nature: On Infrastructure, Alchemy and Its Futures, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York (curated byLaura Herman)
2016 Towards a New Shore, NC-Arte,Bogota (curated by Claudia Segura Campins)
2016 Mapping the Contemporary II, Whitechapel Gallery, London (curated by Omar Kholeif)
2016 Displacement, Galeri Akinci, Amsterdam
2016 Memory and Continuity – A Selection from the Huma Kabakçı Collection, Pera Museum, Istanbul 
2016 The Time is Out of Joint , Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces, Sharjah, UAE (curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh)
2016 Outside the Sentence There Was a City, Salt Ulus, Ankara, Turkey (curated by November Paynter)
2016 Ideologue, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, USA (curated by Becca Maksym)
2015 Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York (curated by Quentin Bajac, Roxana Marcoci and Lucy Gallun)
2015 Indie-Line, artSümer, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 Giving Up the Ghost, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow 
2015 Season in Hell, Gypsum Gallery, Cairo
2015 Grace of Intention: Photography, Architecture and the Monument, MoCP - Museum of  Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA (curated by Karen Irvine)
2015 The Verdant, Hacienda, Zurich (curated by Daniel Horn)
2015 Project 35: The Last Act, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2015 Welcome to the Jungle, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (curated by Filipa Ramos and Ellen Blumenstein)
2015 Back Talk Part 1: Death of the Artist, Platform Projects, Singapore 
2015 Displacement of All Places, Uqbar, Berlin (curated by Maja Ciric),
2015 Moving Image Department - Chapter 2, National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic (curated by Adam Budak and Jen Kratochvil)
2015 Art as a Verb , Artspace, Sydney, Australia (curated by Charlotte Day, Francis E. Parker and Patrice Sharkey)
2015 The Persistence of Objects, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Ireland (curated by The Common Guild)
2015 La carte postaler evisitée, La Compagnie, Marseille (curated by Caroline Hancock and Paul-Emmanuel Odin)
2015 Black Box 2.0, Aktionsart, Seattle (curated by Anne Couillaud and Julia Fryett)
2015 Outdoor I, WARM São Paulo, Brazil (curated by WARM São Paulo and João Laia)
2015 The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, HOME Manchester, Manchester (curated by Omar Kholeif and Sarah Perks)
2015 The New Museum Triennial: Surround Audience, New Museum, New York (curated byLauren Cornell and Ryan Trecartin)
2015 Art as a Verb, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, Australia (curated by Charlotte Day, Francis E. Parker and Patrice Sharkey)
2015 Lest the Two Seas Meet,  The Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (curated by Tarek Aboul Fetouh and Magdalena Lipska)
2014 Poutrincourt's lecture-voice has gotten quieter and quieter as history's approached its contemporary limit, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (curated by Theodor Ringborg)
2014 La Biennale de Montréal, L'avenir -(Looking Forward), Montreal, Canada (curated by Gregory Burke and Peggy Gale with Lesley Johnstone and Mark Lanctôt)
2014 Modest Muses, Tatra Museum, Zakopane, Poland (curated by Kasia Redzisz)
2014 On Site, NYU AD Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE (curated by Maya Allison)
2014 MEDIACITY Seoul Biennial 2014, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (curated by Chan-kyong Park)
2014 Fatamorgana, Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna, Italy (curated by Antonia Alampi)
2014 Art is a Verb, Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaI (curated by Charlotte Day, Francis E. Parker and Patrice Sharkey)
2014 Killed a Bull but I Couldn't be a Torero, Galleri KIT, Trondheim, Norway (curated by Mahmoud Khaled)
2014 Project 35 - Volume 2, DeVos Art Museum, Michigan, USA (curated by ICI Independent CuratorsInternational - selected by Nat Muller)
2014 The Space Between, Athens (curated by Locus Athens Maria-Thalia Carras & Olga Hatzidaki)
2014 La BoutiqueObscure, Espace Croisé, Roubaix, France (curated by Mo Gourmelon)
2014 Exhibition Nr: 23, Conceptual Art Centre Bukovje, Postojna, Sweden 
2014 The Elephant Test, Lothringer 13, Munich (curated by Dana Weschke and Jörg Koopmann)
2014 Vernacular Alchemists , Passerelle Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brest, France (curated by Etienne Bernard and Antoine Marchand)
2014 So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai
2014 Kill All Monsters, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland (curated by Reto Thüring, Charlotte Matter and Severine Fromaigeat)
2014 Zipora Fried / Basim Magdy / Nabil Nahas / Dani Tull - On Stellar Rays, New York
2014 Perpetually Transient, Kunst Raum Riehen, Basel (curated by Heidi Brunnschweiler)
2014 L’anti-Narcisse , CRAC Alsace, Altkirch,France
2014 Fatal Jump From a Stool, Trafo House of Contemporary Art, Budapest (curated by Bori Szalai)
2014 Mémoires Perdues, Europäische Kulturtage, Staadtmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany (curated by Jacob Birken)
2014 Garden and Spring, Abraaj Group Art Prize Exhibition, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE (Curated by Nada Raza)
2014 Platform 3, Bandung, Indonesia (curated by ICI Independent Curators International - selected by Nat Muller)
2013 Centro de Fotografia , Montevideo, Uruguay (curated by ICI Independent Curators International - selected by Nat Muller)
2013 Solar - High Line Art, The High Line,New York (curated by Cecilia Allemani)
2013 Project35 – Volume 2, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (curated by ICI Independent Curators International - Selected by Nat Muller)
2013 DissidentFutures, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA (curated by Betti- Sue Hertz)
2013 Picha Recontre, Lubumbashi Biennial, Democratic Republic of Congo (curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose)
2013 Biennale Jogja XII, Indonesia(curated by Agung Hujatnikajennong and Sarah Rifky)
2013 Mom, Am I Barbarian? 13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (curated by Fulya Erdemci)
2013 Nostalgia Nervosa, State of Concept, ReMap 4, Athens, Greece (curated by Iliana Fokianaki),
2013 Project35: Volume 2, VCU arts Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA, USA (curated by ICI Independent CuratorsInternational - selected by Nat Muller)
2013 Project35 Volume 2, Art Gallery of  Windsor,Windsor, Ontario, Canada (curated by ICI Independent Curators International- selected by Nat Muller)
2013 Future Generation Art Prize, A collateral event of La Biennale de Venezia, Venice, Italy (curated by Bjorn Geldhof)
2013 Homeworks, Askhal Alwan,Beirut, Lebanon (curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh)
2013 Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, UAE (curated by Yuko Hasegawa)
2013 Project 35 Volume 2, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario (group show organizedby ICI Independent Curators International) 
2013 Homeworks, Askhal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon (curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh) 
2013 Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, UAE (curated by Yuko Hasegawa 
2012 In the Wintry Thicket of Metropolitan Civilization, AR/GE Kunst Galerie Museum,Bolzano (group show curated by Luigi Fassi) 
2012 PhotoCairo 5, CIC – Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo (curated by Mia Jankowicz) 
2012 Future Generation Art Prize, PinchukArtCenter, Kiev, Ukraine (curated by BjornGeldhof) 
2012 In 15 Minutes Everyone will be in the Future, Contemporary Art Center, Plovdiv,Bulgaria (curated by Galina Dimitrova-Dimova and Dessislava Dimova) 
2012 Self Portrait, .artSümer, Istanbul2012, Dream City 3, Tunis, Tunisia (curated by Selma and Sofiane Ouissi) 
2012 Newtopia, the State of Human Rights, several locations in the city of Mechelen, Belgium(group show curated by Katerina Gregos) 
2012 Le Rencontres Internationales – Paris / Berlin / Madrid, Haus der kulturen der Welt,Berlin (curated by Nathalie Hénon and Jean-François Rettig) 
2012 La Triennale: Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (curated by Okwui Enwezor withMelanie Bouteloup, Abdellah Karroum, Émelie Renard, and Claire Staebler) 
2012 Transmediale. 12, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (curated by Marcel Schwierin /Maha Maamoun and Sarah Rifky) 
2011 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid – New Cinema and Contemporary Art,Centre Pompidou, Paris (curated by Nathalie Hénon and Jean-François Rettig) 
2011 Locus Agonistes – Practices and Logics of the Civic, Argos Art Center, Brussels(curated by Okwui Enwezor) 
2011 Futures Past, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark (curated by Ghost of aDream) 
2011 Rehearsal, Galeri NON, Istanbul (curated by Nazli Gurlek) 
2011 No Network, 1st Time Machine Biennial of Contemporary Art D. O. ARK Underground,Sarajevo/Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina (curated by Branislav Dimitrijevic) 
2011 Locus Agonistes – Practices and Logics of the Civic, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon(curated by Okwui Enwezor) 
2011 Space. About a Dream, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria, group show. (curated byCatherine Hug) 
2011 Serious Games, War – Media – Art, Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany(curated by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki) 
2010 An Exchange With Sol Lewitt, Mass MOCA – Massachusetts Museum of ContemporaryArt, North Adams, MA and Cabinet Space, New York, USA (curated by Regine Basha) 
2010 The Utopian Airport Lounge, Makan, Amman, Jordan (curated by Juliana Smith) 
2010 The Total Fuckinʼ Darkness Show!, Appartement, Berlin (curated by Jennifer Davy) 
2010 Street and Studio – From Basquiat to Seripop, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria.(curated by Catherine Hug and Thomas Miessgang) 
2010 Indefinite Destination, The Red House – Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, Bulgaria.(curated by Öyku Özsoy and Vessela Nozharova) 
2010 Ce Qui Vient (That Which Comes), Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale d’art contemporain,Rennes, France (curated by Raphaële Jeune) 
2010 As the land Expands, Al Riwaq Art Space, Kingdom of Bahrain (curated by November Paynter) 
2010 Why Not? The Palace of Arts, Cairo, Egypt (curated by Mohamed Talaat) 
2010 Cheat Codes: lessons in love, The Fine Arts Gallery at Vanderbilt University, Nashville,TN, USA.(curated by Amelia Winger – Bearskin) 
2010 Indefinite Destination, DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey. (curated by Öyku Özsoy and VesselaNozharova) 
2010 Cheat Codes: lessons in love, Antena, Pilsen, Chicago, USA. (curated by AmeliaWinger – Bearskin) 
2009 Scratch, ADN Galeria, Barcelona, Spain (curated by Miguel Ángel Sánchez and PierreOlivier Rollin) 
2009 Where Are You? Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt (curated byBeate Engel) 
2009 Tina B. on the Road, TINA B. Festival of Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic. 
2009 Obsession for Collection – a selection of works from the Lodeveans Collection,Summerfield Gallery, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham (curated by Bob Davison andStuart Evans)
2009 Alive!, LUXE Gallery, New York (curated by Stephan Stoyanov) 
2009 Fragile Monuments, Suzie Q Projects – Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich , Switzerland(curated by Eva Scharrer) 
2008 The World Needs a Narrative, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (curated byKevin Kavanagh and Jacqui McIntosh) 
2008 Fake, MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Leon, Spain. 
2008 Billboard Text Art: EMERGING WORDS, TINA B. Festival of Contemporary Art, Prague(curated by Grey Zone – Monika Burian, Adam Vackar, Marek Tomin, Kirsimaria Toronen Ripatti ) 
2008 Clinch / Cross / Cut, New Jerseyy, Basel, Switzerland 
2008 The Geopolitics of Animation, MARCO – Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo,Spain (curated by Juan Antonio Alvarez Reyes) 
2007 War, Peace and Ecstasy – Artissima Video Lounge, Turin, Italy (curated by CeciliaAlemani) 
2007 The Geopolitics of Animation, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo Art (CAAC),Seville, Spain (curated by Juan Antonio Alvarez Reyes) 
2007 The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe, Apexart, New York, USA
2007 The End Begins, The Gallery at The Hospital, London (curated by Gill Hedley from theLodeveans Collection) 
2007 Me Odio Y Quiero Comprar, Enrique Guerrero Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico. (curated byRuben Gutierrez) 
2007 Out of Place, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Beirut, Lebanon (curated by William Wells)
2007 Histoires Animées, Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing(Nord-Pas de Calais), France (Curated by Marta Gili, Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, LawrenceDreyfus, Neus Miró and Pascale Pronnier) 
2006 All about Lies, Apartment Project, Istanbul, Turkey 
2006 Històries Animades, Sala Rakalde, Bilbao, Spain (Curated by Marta Gili, Juan AntonioÁlvarez Reyes, Lawrence Dreyfus, Neus Miró and Pascale Pronnier) 
2006 Murals, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York2006 Històries Animades, Fundación “la Caixa “- CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain (Curated byMarta Gili, Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, Lawrence Dreyfus, Neus Miró and Pascale Pronnier) 
2006 Drawing Restraint, Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Canada 
2005 PhotoCairo3, The Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt. 
2005 Threat Zone, Triangle Project Space, San Antonio, Texas, USA (curated by Basim Magdy) 
2005 Lovely Shanghai Music, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China / Hanover Kunstverein, Hanover, Germany (curated by Team 404 and John Armleder) 
2005 Enemy Image, Momenta Art, New York, USA (curated by Elena Sorokina) 
2005 Toys, The Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt. (curated by Aleya Hamza) 
2005 Posted, Hiscox Art Projects, London, UK (curated by Sas Mackie) 
2005 Bling Bling Ka-Ching! Made in America, The Pickled Art Center, Beijing, China (curated by Koan Jeff Baysa and Ryan Harris) 
2004 Yellow Pages, MAMCO, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland(curated by Team 404 and John Armleder) 
2004 Re:source, Art in General, New York, USA 
2004 Recollection # 1, ObjectNotFound project space, Monterrey, Mexico2003 Yellow Pages, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland 
2003 Aponoumena, Collapsible Kunsthalle, MIART, Milan, Italy, (with Marianne Rinderknecht) 
2003 Work in progress, South African National Gallery (SANG) Annex, Cape Town, SouthAfrica 
2001 Al Nitaq Festival of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt

SCREENINGS:

2020 After Civilization, Maysles Documentary Center, Harlem, New York (programmed by Emily Apter)
2020 International Film Festival Rotterdam 
2019 Locarno Film Festival, Piazza Grande Section, Locarno, Switzerland 
2019 Modes 2, Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver,Canada
2019 Work Starts Now, Film programme, Life After,TallinnPhotomonth, Tallinn, Estonia (curated by Jesse Cumming)
2019 Today is Our Tomorrow, PUBLİCS, Helsinki, Finland 
2019 MEETINGS 2019, ET4U, Jutland, Vemb, Denmark
2019 Things to Come, Kurant VisningsromNOUABodø,Norway
2019 The Puzzle Without an Answer, The FlahertyNYC, Anthology Film Archives, New York (curated by Mary Helena Clark and Alexander Stewart)
2018 Film Screening and Rachael Harlow In Conversation withBasim Magdy, South London Gallery, London 
2018 The More Walnuts You Eat, The Smarter YouGet, MIT ListVisual Art Center, Cambridge, USA
2017 Basim Magdy Film Programme, Tramway, Glasgow 
2017 Transparency Machines (curated by Maria Morata), LaCasa Encendida, Madrid
2017 Ultramarine: Disfigured Mermaids, Berwick Film andMediaArts Festival, Berwick (curated by Ilona Jurkonytė) 
2017 On Artists’ Film: Video and CinemaLanguage (curated byAhmedShawky Hassan), Cimatheque, Cairo
2017 Moscow International Experimental FilmFestival (MIEFF)(organizedby Katya Chitova)
2017 Artist's Film Club: Basim Magdy +Q&A with Steven Cairns,ICA London
2017 A number of (non)essential ideas for(resisting)understanding in the work of Basim Magdy; and the world (curated andintroduced by Tara Judah), Arnolfini, Bristol
2017 Tiger Competition for Short Films, IFFR International FilmFestival Rotterdam
2017 Let Us Reflect Film Festival (curated by Gabrielle Le Bayonand IbaiHernandorena), Chapelle Saint-Jacques Centre d’Art Contemporain,Saint-Gaudens.  
2016 Basim Magdy, Home Artist Film Weekender (organized bySteven Cairns and Kadeem Oak), HOME Manchester
2016 Transparency Machines (curated by Maria Morata), Arts SantaMònica,Barcelona
2016 OLHO (curated by Vanina Saracino), Sao Paulo /BeloHorizonte / Rio de Janeiro
2016 Dust (curated by Steven Cairns), part of the filmprogram ofthe LiverpoolBiennial, Liverpool 
2015 The Reflection of the Mineral, The(Re)Action of the Image(curated by Juan Canela), Sining Makiling Gallery, University of thePhilippines-LosBanos, Philippines
2015 Video Program accompanying "TheCloser I Get to The EndThe More I Rewrite The Beginning" (curated by Suzy Halajian), HumanResources, Los Angeles, USA
2015 Projections - 53rd New York FilmFestival – NYFF (curated byAily Nash, Denis Lim and Gavin Smith), New York
2015 Ideas City Festival (organized by the New Museum), Basilicaof St.Patrick's Old Cathedral, New York
2015 We Can't Go Home Again (curated by Emilie Bujès and AnnaManubens),CAC, Vilnuis, Lithuania
2015 State of the Art, VIS VIENNAINDEPENDENT SHORTS(programmedby Elisabeth Kuntner), 12th International Festival for ShortFilm, Vienna
2015 Time Meant Nothing but the Slow Decay of Meaning(organized byCaroline Hancock and Paul-Emmanuel Odin),La Compagnie,Marseille 
2015 Screening of films by Basim Magdy (and conversation withLuke Collins), The Common Guild, Glasgow 
2015 Glow in the Dark (curated by Filipa Ramos and MariaPalaciosCruz), Winter Garden, Flat Time House, London
2015 Art of the Real (co-programmed by Dennis Lim andRachaelRakes), Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York
2015 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
2015 Courtisane Film Festival, Ghent, Belgium
2015 Tiger Shorts, the 44th edition of International FilmFestival Rotterdam 
2015 Shorts Special, the 44th edition of International FilmFestival Rotterdam 
2014 TheFilms of Basim Magdy, FIS - Film i Samtidkonsten,ZITA Movie Theater, Stockholm
2014 CPH:DOX Film Festival, NEW:VISION Award, Copenhagen (awardwinner)
2014 Shifts and Interruptions, screening program at theJerusalem Show
2014 The Old Spaghetti Factory, Museum of ContemporaryPhotography - MoCP,Chicago, USA
2014 Where is my Territory? (organized by Omar Kholeif),Whitechapel Gallery, London
2013 Basim Magdy, (screening and discussion)(organized by Stuart Comer), Tate Modern, London
2013 Romantic Malady, At Home with the Ludksis 10th Edition, RIOCinema, London 
2013 Close Encounters: Peripheral Images and Histories of thePresent 2, Film Festival Rotterdam 
2012 A State of Fluidity, Arab Shorts, Transmediale, Berlin
2011 A State of Fluidity, Arab Shorts, Goethe Institute,Cairo 
2011 Musée d’Art Contemporain de Baie Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada
2010 Others2Specify, White Box, New York 
2010 Questioning Narrative: In Conversation with Basim Magdy,BIO OKO(OKO CINEMA) in collaboration with FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art,Prague 
2010 By Other Means, Samuso: Space for Contemporary Art,Seoul,Korea 
2009 Last Stop for Love (curated by Amelia Winger-Bearskin),VirginiaCultural Center, Newseum Museum, Rosslyn, USA
2009 The Message, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE 
2009 Aspirations: The Fable, The Dream andThe Thousandth and OneNight, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
2008  NADA Video Nights (curated by November Paynter), John Connelly Presents, New York

Filmography:

M.A.G.N.E.T, 2019, Super 16mm film transferred to Full HD Color and B&W, 21 min., (commissioned by MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon)
New Acid, 2019, Super 16mm and computer generated textmessages transferred to Full HD, 14 min.18 sec. (commissioned by La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, France)
No Shooting Stars, 2016, Super 16mm and GIF animations transferred to Full HD, 14min. 25 sec. (co-commissioned by Jeu de Paume, Paris, Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques and CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux)
The Everyday Ritual of Solitude Hatching Monkeys, 2014, Super 16mm film transferred to Full HD,13 min. 22 sec. (commissioned by Art in General, New York in collaboration with HOME Manchester, UK)
The Many Colors of the Sky Radiate Forgetfulness, 2014, Super 16mm film transferred to Full HD, 11 min. 9 sec. 
The Dent, 2014, Super 16mm film transferred to Full HD, 19 min. 2 sec. (commissioned by the Abraaj Group Art prize 2014)
Crystal Ball, 2013, Double Super 8 transferred to HD video, 7min. 
Time Laughs Back at You Like a Sunken Ship, 2012, Super 8 film transferred to HD video, 9 min. 31 sec.
On The Good Earth, 2011, Super 8, Double Super 8 and iPhone videos transferred to HD video, 4 min. 37 sec.
13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World, 2011, Super 8 film transferred to HD video, 5 min. 16 sec. 
My Father Looks For An Honest City, 2010, Super 8 film transferred to HD video, 5min. 28 sec. 
A Film About The Way Things Are, 2010, Super 8 film transferred to video, 11min. 7 sec. 
Turtles All The Way Down, 2009, Super 8 film and DV on DVD, 10 min. 9sec. 
Maybe There is a Message, 2008, video, 6 min. 55 sec. 
Two Days to Apocalypse, 2003, Flash animation transferred to DVD, 3min. 29 sec.  

Instagram Takeovers of Art Institutions

2017 Arnolfini, Bristol, UK @arnolfiniarts
2017 MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago @mcachicago
2016 Jeu de Paume, Paris @jeudepaumeparis 

Collections

MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York
Guggenheim Museum, New York
MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
MoCP Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, France
FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
Castello di Rivoli - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino
Deutsche Bank Collection, Germany
Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel
Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam
Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah
Berjeel Foundation, Sharjah
Art Jameel Collection, Dubai 
Mathaf: Museum of Modern Arab Art, Doha
Koç Foundation Collection (ARTER), Istanbul
Huma Kabakçı Collection, Istanbul 


Selected Bibliography:

2020 Nazlı Yayla, "The loss of time and my waking life A conversation with Basim Magdy", Border_less, July 2020
2019 Anne Souter, "Technological Invention Is Not Necessarily the Answer to a Sustainable Future", Hyperallergic, December 26, 2019
2016 "Basim Magdy: The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago", Artforum, September 2016
2016 Hannah Schraven, "Basim Magdy / Deutsche Bank KunstHalle", Frieze d/e no. 25 Fall 2016
2016 Louisa Elderton, "Basim Magdy: The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings",ArtReview, September issue.
2016 Ive Stevenheydens, "Basim Magdy, Over de onmogelijkheid van tijd / About the impossibility of time", Metropolis M, 24 May 2016
2016 Oliver Koerner von Gustorf, "Permanent Presence", ArtMag by Deutsche Bank. Issue 10,April 2016.
2016 Amelia Wischnewski, "Die Zukunft von Gestern / The Future of Yesterday", Art 05/20162015 Kate Sutton, "Basim Magdy, ArtSümer, Istanbul", Frieze, Issue 175 November - December2015
2015 Ari Akkermans, "Beyond the triennial, three artists fight isolation in Istanbul", Hyperallergic. October 13, 2015
2015 Eleanor Clayton, "The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things", Art Monthly. Issue 338,July/August 2015
2015 Jelena Stojković, "Endframe: A World Within A World Within a World Within a World WithinAn Orange Coral Wall", British Journal of Photography, Issue 7834, April 2015
2015 Stephane Bailey, "Surround Audience: The New Museum Triennial", Leap 32. April 2015

2015 In Conversation: Basim Magdy and Xin Zhou, The Brooklyn Rail, April 2, 2015
2015 Jessica Loudis, "And the images circulate endlessly: The New Museum Triennial explorescontemporary digital life", Art Mag by Deutsche Bank. March 2015
2015 Andrew Stefan Weiner, "Surround Audience: New Museum Triennial 2015", Art Agenda.Feb 26, 2015
2015 Holland Cotter, "New Museum Triennial Casts a Wary Eye on the Future", The New YorkTimes. Feb 26, 2015
2015 Gowri Balasegaram, "Basim Magdy: The Many Colours of the Sky Radiate Forgetfulness",Droste Effect, Feb 3, 2015
2015 Tara Judah, "Basim Magdy Explores the Farthest Reaches of our Dream like Haze in'Waking Life'", Fipresci, the international federation of film critics. February 2015
2015 Regine Basha, "Basim Magdy: Optical Trauma", ArteEast, Winter 2015
2015 Erika Balsom, "Short Circuits: On shorts at the 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam",ArtForum February 03, 2015
2015 Stephanie Bailey, "The Space Between - One Athens", Art Papers. January 2015
2015 Daniel Horn, " Basim Magdy's "Measure the Last Breaths of Time on a Fading Scale", Art Agenda, January 8. 2015
2015 Gregory Volk, "Montreal Biennale", Art in America, January 2015
2014 Tom Morton, "Highlights 2014" Frieze Blog, December 18, 2014
2014 Anne Szefer Karlsen, "Out of Context", Billedkunst, no. 7, 2014
2014 Joseph Audeh, "The Jerusalem Show VII: Fractures", Art Asia Pacific. December 20142014 Hunter Braithwaite, "Between Two Tomorrows: The 2014 Montreal Biennale", The MiamiRail, Winter 2014
2014 Murtaza Vali, "Of Failures and Withdrawals: An Interview with Basim Magdy", Art inAmerica, December 3, 2014.
2014 James Lattimer, "CPH:DOX 2014. Degrees of the Documentary" Notebook I MUBI,December 2, 2014
2014 Ilaria Bombelli, "Fatamorgana", Art Agenda, December 1st, 2014
2014 “Basim Magdy”, The New Yorker, December 1st, 2014
2014 Antonia Alampi, “Basim Magdy”, Flash Art International no. 297. July / August / September.

2013 Alia Al-Sabi, "The Blurred and the Bizarre: Basim Magdy", Canvas, Volume 10, Issue 3,March / April 2014
2014 Stephanie Bailey, "Strange Fiction" Modern Painters, January 2014
2014 Noemi Smolik, "Basim Magdy - hunt kastner, Prague" ArtForum, January 2014
2013 Wassan Al-Khudhairi, "Another Side of Reality: An Interview with Basim Magdy" Art 21Magazine, October / November issue.
2013 Omar Kholeif, " Dancing with Barbarians - The 13th Istanbul Biennial" IBRAAZ, 30September 2013
2013 Hanno Rauterberg, "Sie werden dich beißen - Biennale in Istanbul" Zeit, 28 September2013
2013 Berin Golonu, "Istanbul Biennial Launches in an Uneasy City" Art in America, September12, 2013
2013 Jess Wilcox, "Home Works 6" Modern Painters. September 2013
2013 As told to Stephanie Bailey "Basim Magdy - 500 Words" Artforum.com, 04.09. 2013
2013 Stephanie Bailey, "Sharjah Biennial 11 - Towards a New Cultural Cartography", Leap. Issue21, June 2013
2013 Daniella Rose King, “Future Generation Art Prize 2013”. IBRAAZ, 29 July 2013
2013 Stephanie Bailey, “Art Basel Report Part II: LISTE 18 - The Kids Are Alright”, Ocula,17.6.2013
2013 Jennifer Higgie, "Sharjah Biennial 11" Frieze. Issue 156
2013 Karen Rosenberg, "Basim Magdy: A steady Progress of Time" New York Times. May 2,2013
2013 Fawz Kabra, "A Steady Progress of Nothingness - Basim Magdy at Newman Popiashvili"IBRAAZ, 22.4.2013
2013 Jens Emil Sennewald, “Paris: Basim Magdy” Kunst Bulletin 3/2013
2012 Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, “Photo Ops” Artforum.com 11.29.2012
2012 Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, “Daydream Nation” Artforum.com 10.8.2012
2011 Sam Steverlynck, “Arabic Autumn”, Agenda, September 2011
2011 Nancy Atakan, “Rehearsal”, Flash Art, October 2011
2011 Nat Muller, “Not Seeing What You Get: Basim Magdy’s First Day of Mischief Training”, De
Volkskrant, September 9, 2011
2011 Hortense Pisano, “Blut, künstlich wie Ketchup”, Artnet.de, 1 June 2001
2011 André-Louis Paré, “Ce qui vient, la 2e biennale de Rennes”, ESSE Art + Opinions, no. 71,Winter 2011
2009 Özge Ersoy, “Hybrid Models in Art Infrastructure: A Glimpse at the Artist Pension TrustDubai” RES, no. 4 September 2009
2009 Nat Muller, “Wie sich vor dem Epischen schützen?”, Springerin, 2/09
2009 Horace Brockington, “The Best of Cairo”, NY ARTS Magazine, Summer 2009
2009 Hans Rudolf Reust, “Fragile Monuments, Suzie Q Projects – Galerie Bob van Orsouw”. ArtForum, May 2009.
2009 Eva Scharrer, “Basim Magdy, Kunsthaus Baselland”, Kunstbulletin, 3, 2009
2008 Cathryn Drake, “Basim Magdy, Townhouse Gallery”, Art Forum, September 2008
2008 Karen N. Gerig, “Attack on the self-confidence”, Basler Zeitung, 21. February 2008
2008 Dietrich Roeschmann, “The Logic of Fear”, Kunstmagazin Regioartline, no. 2.2008, March

2007 Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, “Basim Magdyʼs art of the ambiguous and absurd”, The Daily StarLebanon, 3 July.
2007 Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, “Out of Place exhibition finds a temporary home in Beirut “, The DailyStar Lebanon, 12 April.
2007 Rachel Cook, “Basim Magdy: Mud Pools and how we got ourselves to look for BigfootHeaven”, Glasstire, May
2007 Victoria Ambrosini-Chenivesse, “Art, kitsch and nationalism in Egypt and Syria”, Art Press,issue 333, April
2007 Brian Kuan Wood, “Basim Magdy, In the Grave of Intergalactic Utopia”, Bidoun, issue 09,vol.1
2006 Nick Stillman, “Basim Magdy, Newman Popiashvili Gallery”, Art Forum, November
2006 Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, “La Ilusión de Vida”, NYArts Magazine, September/October2006 Rose Longhurst, «Sounds of Synthesis», Shanghai Star, 01.06.2006
2006 Anjali Gupta, “Threat Zone, San Antonio Review”, Art Papers, March/April
2006 Jennifer Davy, “Threat Zone” Artlies, winter issue
2005 Holland Cotter, «Art in Review» The New York Times, October 7
2004 Negar Azimi, “Aperto Cairo” Flash Art, October 2004, Vol. XXXVII, No. 238
2004 Ursula Badrutt Schoch, “ Unbehagen im Paradies” Tagblatt St. Gallen, 24 September
2004 Franklin Sirmans, “9th Cairo International Biennial” Art Asia Pacific, spring 2004, no. 402004 Mai Abu ElDahab, “Going Places” Bidoun Magazine, spring 2004, issue 00
2004 Lilly Wei, “The Cairo Effect” Art in America, May
2003 Dina Ramadan, «Remote Connection: Wasla Contemporary Art Workshop» Nka: Journal ofContemporary African Art, Spring/Summer
2003 Prita Meier, «Territorial struggles: contemporary art in Cairo», Nka: Journal ofContemporary African Art, Spring/Summer 2003
2003 Dina Ramadan, «Art in the midst of war» Cairo Times, volume 7, issue 6
2003 Scott Bailey, «Cairo review», Contemporary, April issue.
2003 Richard Woffenden, «Three Painters» Cairo Times, volume 6, issue 44
2001 Nigel Ryan, «A little Che» Al-Ahram Weekly, issue no. 558, 1-7 November
2000 Richard Woffenden, «Raw Distress» Cairo Times, volume 4, issue 30 

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