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Tarik Kiswanson

The genesis of Tarik Kiswanson’s work derives from heritage and tradition, using family heirlooms, collections of quotidian personal objects, and ethnographic museum collections in order to create, what he calls, ‘ambiguous objects’. Working with materials such as highly polished brass, aluminum, and steel, Kiswanson produces paradoxical sculptures that respond to their spatial environment and the observer’s proximity by quivering and vibrating. The fragility and subtlety of his work is evinced not only through the kinetic quality, but also through how it embodies a kind of “double vision”, which gestures aesthetically towards his Scandinavian and Arab heritage and opens up a multitude of interpretations.

Tarik Kiswanson (b. 1986, Sweden) lives and works in Paris and in 2014 he was awarded the Prix des Amis des Beaux-Arts - Prix Agnès B. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Fondation d‘entreprise Ricard, Paris; Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris. Selected exhibitions include MUDAM, Luxembourg; Musée Gallo-romain de Saint-Romain-en-Gal as part of the Biennale de Lyon; Collège des Bernardins, Paris; Swedish Institute, Paris; Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris; Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain, Sérignan; Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne; Fondation Albert Gleizes, Berryer, France; and Espace 251 Nord, Liège. He is currently in residence at ISCP - International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York.

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Tarik Kiswanson, exhibition view  Come, come, come of age.  at Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, 2018 
Photo: Aurelien Mole

Tarik Kiswanson, exhibition view Come, come, come of age. at Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, 2018
Photo: Aurelien Mole

Tarik Kiswanson, exhibition view  Come, come, come of age.  at Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, 2018 
Photo: Aurelien Mole

Tarik Kiswanson, exhibition view Come, come, come of age. at Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, 2018
Photo: Aurelien Mole

Tarik Kiswanson, exhibition view  Come, come, come of age.  at Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, 2018 
Photo: Aurelien Mole

Tarik Kiswanson, exhibition view Come, come, come of age. at Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, 2018
Photo: Aurelien Mole

Tarik Kiswanson,  Father Form , 2017 
Steel, 425 x 87 x 87 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Father Form, 2017
Steel, 425 x 87 x 87 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  Father Form , 2017 
Steel, 415 x 95 x 95 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Father Form, 2017
Steel, 415 x 95 x 95 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  Father Form , 2017 
Steel, 425 x 97 x 97 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Father Form, 2017
Steel, 425 x 97 x 97 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Performance, الزھور لوالدي Flowers for my father, installation view, 2017

Tarik Kiswanson, Performance, الزھور لوالدي Flowers for my father, installation view, 2017

Tarik Kiswanson,  The wait , 2017 
brass welded with silverware and steel 
158 x 40 x 40 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, The wait, 2017
brass welded with silverware and steel
158 x 40 x 40 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  The wait , 2017 
brass welded with silverware and steel 
128 x 40 x 40 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, The wait, 2017
brass welded with silverware and steel
128 x 40 x 40 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  Rite of the drifter , 2017 
brass, 300 x 40 x 75 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Rite of the drifter, 2017
brass, 300 x 40 x 75 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  ... of ..., at...h, at..., in... , Stars fall heavy heavily heavenly (the weavers’ machines), 2016 
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 268 x 210 x 13 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, ... of ..., at...h, at..., in..., Stars fall heavy heavily heavenly (the weavers’ machines), 2016
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 268 x 210 x 13 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  ... of ..., at...h, at..., in... , Flower in the crannied wall (the weavers’ machines), 2016 
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 261 x 228 x 11 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, ... of ..., at...h, at..., in..., Flower in the crannied wall (the weavers’ machines), 2016
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 261 x 228 x 11 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  ... of ..., at...h, at..., in... , 2016 
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 292,5 x 253,7 x 14 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, ... of ..., at...h, at..., in..., 2016
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 292,5 x 253,7 x 14 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, ONGOING REFLECTION – You, Me, So Many, 2016
exhibition view at Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France

Tarik Kiswanson,  ONGOING REFLECTION – You, Me, So Many , 2016 
exhibition view at Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France 
Photo: Vinciane Verguethen/Voyez-Vous’

Tarik Kiswanson, ONGOING REFLECTION – You, Me, So Many, 2016
exhibition view at Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France
Photo: Vinciane Verguethen/Voyez-Vous’

Tarik Kiswanson,  ONGOING REFLECTION – You, Me, So Many , 2016 
exhibition view at Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France 
Photo: Vinciane Verguethen/Voyez-Vous’

Tarik Kiswanson, ONGOING REFLECTION – You, Me, So Many, 2016
exhibition view at Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France
Photo: Vinciane Verguethen/Voyez-Vous’

Tarik Kiswanson,  ONGOING REFLECTION – You, Me, So Many , 2016 
exhibition view at Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France 
Photo: Vinciane Verguethen/Voyez-Vous’

Tarik Kiswanson, ONGOING REFLECTION – You, Me, So Many, 2016
exhibition view at Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France
Photo: Vinciane Verguethen/Voyez-Vous’

Tarik Kiswanson,  1917 , 2016 
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 265 x 144 x 18 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, 1917, 2016
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 265 x 144 x 18 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  1951 , 2016 
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 256 x 135 x 18 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, 1951, 2016
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 256 x 135 x 18 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  1974 , 2016 
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 253 x 136 x 18 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, 1974, 2016
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 253 x 136 x 18 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  2016 , 2016 
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 250 x 135 x 3 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, 2016, 2016
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 250 x 135 x 3 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  Volt , 2016 
Handwooven Copper, 221,5 x 239,5 x 16,5 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Volt, 2016
Handwooven Copper, 221,5 x 239,5 x 16,5 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  bird , 2016 
Brass, 64,8 x 21,6 x 8 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, bird, 2016
Brass, 64,8 x 21,6 x 8 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  Shifter , 2016 
brass, 275 x 25 x 25 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Shifter, 2016
brass, 275 x 25 x 25 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  Shifter , 2016 
copper, 300 x 23,5 x 23,5 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Shifter, 2016
copper, 300 x 23,5 x 23,5 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  Shifter , 2015 
highpolished brass welded with silver, 300 x 25 x 25 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Shifter, 2015
highpolished brass welded with silver, 300 x 25 x 25 cm