Ania Soliman

Birth placeWarsaw Birth date1970

Ania Soliman is an interdisciplinary artist based in Paris whose work is informed by her multicultural background (born in Poland, Soliman grew up between Iraq, Europe and the USA). She spent the first 16 years of her life in Cairo and Baghdad, before travelling to study in Paris, London, and in the US, where she attended Harvard and Columbia Universities, and the London School of Economics, as well as the Whitney Independent Study program.


Her work has been exhibited at the CCCB in Barcelona, the Helga de Alvear Foundation, Cáceres (2016-17), the Whitney Biennial, and the Artists Space in New York; she had solo shows at the Drawing Center (NY) (2000) and the Museum of Culture in Basel (2014). Among her most recent exhibitions, we find Blind Date at Sfeir-Semler Gallery in Beirut (2017), 1000m2 of desire. Architecture and sexuality, at the CCCB in Barcelona (2017), Idiosyncrasy: The anchovies dream of an olive mausoleum at the Helga de Alvear Foundation, Cáceres (2017), Art / Music / Dance at the Museum of Modern Art in Salzburg (2016), and at the Istanbul Biennial in 2015.

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