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Tarik Kiswanson

Tarik Kiswanson’s work encompasses sculpture, writing, performance, drawing, sound and video works. His fundamental question is ontological: it is inscribed in philosophical research into Being as being. Notions of rootlessness, regeneration, and renewal are recurring themes in his oeuvre. Born in Halmstad, Sweden in 1986 where his family exiled from Palestine, his artistic practice evinces an engagement with the poetics of métissage: a means of writing and surviving between multiple conditions and contexts. His various bodies of work can be understood as a cosmology of related conceptual families, each exploring variations on themes like refraction, multiplication, disintegration, levitation, hybridity, and polyphony through their own distinct language.

Tarik Kiswanson received his MFA from École National Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris (2014) and BFA from Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London (2010). He has recently presented his work at Centre Pompidou (2019), Ural Biennial (2019), Performa Biennial (2019) Lafayette Anticipations (2018), Fondation Ricard (2018) and the Gwangju Biennial (2018). His retrospective exhibition Mirrorbody is currently up at Carré d’Art – Musée d’Art Contemporain accompanied by a monograph published by Distanz. His upcoming solo exhibitions include M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Bonniers Konsthall, Hallands Konstmuseum, and MMAG Foundation in Amman.

 

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Mirrorbody

Distanz Verlag

ISBN: 978-3-95476-351-1

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Tarik Kiswanson

AS DEEP AS I COULD REMEMBER, AS FAR AS I COULD SEE

Jean Boîte Éditions

ISBN:978-2-36568-025-7

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