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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

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Tarik Kiswanson, Respite, 2021 
Resin, candle, 40 x 28 x 9 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Respite, 2021
Resin, candle, 40 x 28 x 9 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Assembled Opacity, 2021 
Inkjet on cotton, 245 x 140 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Assembled Opacity, 2021
Inkjet on cotton, 245 x 140 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Assembled Opacity, 2021 
Inkjet on cotton, 245 x 140 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Assembled Opacity, 2021
Inkjet on cotton, 245 x 140 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Passing, 2021 
Inkjet on cotton, 245 x 150 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Passing, 2021
Inkjet on cotton, 245 x 150 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Cradle, 2021 
Fiberglass, resin, 140 x 31,5 x 31,5 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Cradle, 2021
Fiberglass, resin, 140 x 31,5 x 31,5 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Assembled Opacity, 2021 
Inkjet on cotton, 245 x 150 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Assembled Opacity, 2021
Inkjet on cotton, 245 x 150 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  The Window , 2021 
Charcoal drawing on paper, 39,5 x 29 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, The Window, 2021
Charcoal drawing on paper, 39,5 x 29 cm

Tarik Kiswanson,  Mirrorbody , exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021. 
Photo: Vinciane Lebrun-Verguethen

Tarik Kiswanson, Mirrorbody, exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.
Photo: Vinciane Lebrun-Verguethen

Tarik Kiswanson,  Mirrorbody , exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson, Mirrorbody, exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson,  Mirrorbody , exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson, Mirrorbody, exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson,  Mirrorbody , exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson, Mirrorbody, exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson,  Mirrorbody , exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson, Mirrorbody, exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson,  Mirrorbody , exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson, Mirrorbody, exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson,  Mirrorbody , exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson, Mirrorbody, exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson,  Mirrorbody , exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson, Mirrorbody, exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson,  Mirrorbody , exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson, Mirrorbody, exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson,  Mirrorbody , exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson, Mirrorbody, exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson,  Mirrorbody , exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson, Mirrorbody, exhibition view at Carré d'Art de Nîmes, 2021.

Tarik Kiswanson, Passings, 2019 
inkjet print on cotton, embroidery, 220 x 130 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Passings, 2019
inkjet print on cotton, embroidery, 220 x 130 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, DUST, exhibition view at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, curated by Caroline Ferreira, 2019.

Tarik Kiswanson, DUST, exhibition view at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, curated by Caroline Ferreira, 2019.

Tarik Kiswanson,  AS DEEP AS I COULD REMEMBER, AS FAR AS I COULD SEE , 2018 
Exhibition view at Lafayette Anticipations, Fondation d'entreprise Galerie Lafayette, 2018. 
Photo: Martin Argyroglo

Tarik Kiswanson, AS DEEP AS I COULD REMEMBER, AS FAR AS I COULD SEE, 2018
Exhibition view at Lafayette Anticipations, Fondation d'entreprise Galerie Lafayette, 2018.
Photo: Martin Argyroglo

Tarik Kiswanson,  AS DEEP AS I COULD REMEMBER, AS FAR AS I COULD SEE , 2018 
Exhibition view at Lafayette Anticipations, Fondation d'entreprise Galerie Lafayette, 2018. 
Photo: Martin Argyroglo

Tarik Kiswanson, AS DEEP AS I COULD REMEMBER, AS FAR AS I COULD SEE, 2018
Exhibition view at Lafayette Anticipations, Fondation d'entreprise Galerie Lafayette, 2018.
Photo: Martin Argyroglo

Tarik Kiswanson,  The other side of the lip , 12th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea, curated by Jean de Loisy and Sungwon Kim, 2018.

Tarik Kiswanson, The other side of the lip, 12th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea, curated by Jean de Loisy and Sungwon Kim, 2018.

Tarik Kiswanson,  The other side of the lip , 12th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea, curated by Jean de Loisy and Sungwon Kim, 2018.

Tarik Kiswanson, The other side of the lip, 12th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea, curated by Jean de Loisy and Sungwon Kim, 2018.

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

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

Tarik Kiswanson, Mother form, detail, 2018 
stainless steel, 155 x 125 x 73 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, Mother form, detail, 2018
stainless steel, 155 x 125 x 73 cm

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

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

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

Tarik Kiswanson, Birth, detail, 2018, 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, Father Form, detail, 2017 
Steel, 415 x 95 x 95 cm

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

Tarik Kiswanson, The wait, 2017, installation view at carlier | gebauer, Berlin, 2018.

Tarik Kiswanson, The wait, 2017, installation view at carlier | gebauer, Berlin, 2018.

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,  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, 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 
Stainless Steel, 250 x 135 x 3 cm

Tarik Kiswanson, 2016, 2016
Stainless Steel, 250 x 135 x 3 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,  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, 2016 
copper, 300 x 23,5 x 23,5 cm

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