This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 56. NADIA KAABI-LINKE | KULA: BLACK DOVE.


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June 25, 12:54 PM GMT


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Lot Details



b. 1978


signed on the reverse

lignite grains and acrylic on paper on canvas

128 by 128cm.; 49⅝ by 50⅜ in.

Executed in 2017, this work is unique.

Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai

Nadia Kaabi-Linke studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tunis, and later at the Sorbonne University in Paris.

Kaabi-Linke’s body of work is related to places and their histories; it is as time-specific as it is site-specific. The installations and objects, as well as her pictorial works, are anchored in constellations of cultural, historical, social and political contexts and refer to a certain place or to coincidental events. Making use of many different media, artefacts, symbolisms and codes, her work is intertwined with socio-psychological topics: perception, memory, and geographically and politically constructed identities. 

Recent solo exhibitions include A Matter of Resilience, Darat Al Funun, Amman (2020); Impossible Ordinary, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (2018-19); VersiegelteZeit [Sealed Time], Kunstmuseum (2017-2018); Lost and Found, Experimenter, Kolkata (2016); Walk the Line, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas (2015); FAHRENHEIT311: Seven Legends of Machismo, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (2015); No Frills, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon (2015); The Future Rewound and The Cabinet of Souls, The Mosaic Rooms, London,  Stranded – Preso por fios, Centro de Arte Moderna da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2014); No One Harms Me, Experimenter, Kolkata (2013) and Black is the New White, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (2012).

Select group exhibitions include Clapping With Stones: Arts and Acts of Resistance, Rubin Museum of Art, New York (2019); Walking Through Walls, Gropius Bau, Berlin (2019); The Sensation of Space, The Warehouse, Dallas (2019); How To See (What Isn't There), Langen Foundation, Neuss (2018); Body Ego, Dallas Museum of Art, Lahore Biennale (2018); Inhabiting Territories, MOVIMENTA Biennale, Nice (2017); Witness, Karachi Biennale (2017); Borders of Visibility, 25th Slavonian Biennale (2016);  Songlines for a New Atlas, Kalmar konstmuseum, Sweden (2016); Social Calligraphies: East ̶ West, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2016); Between Structure and Matter: Other Minimal Futures, Curated by Prajit Dutta and Murtaza Vali, Aicon Gallery, New York (2016); But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, Curated by Sara Raza, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2016); Pushing the Boundaries –Connecting the World, VIII Tashkent Biennale of Contemporary Art, Tashkent (2016); Magic and Power - Of Magic Carpets and Drones, Marta Herford Museum (2016).

Kaabi-Linke has received a number of awards including the New Discoveries Prize at Art Basel Hong Kong (2014); the Abraaj Capital Art Prize (2011); First prize in UmbauStadt art and Urban Architecture Competition, Berlin, Germany (2010) and the Jury Prize at the Alexandria Biennale (2009).

Her works are part of several public and private collections including the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Solomon R. Guggenheim , New York; The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; Sharjah Art Foundation; Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka; Burger Collection, Hong Kong; Jameel Art Collection; Fondation Villa Datris pour la Sculpture Contemporaine, France; Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah; ARTER Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul; JP Morgan Chase Art Collection, New York; The Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation, Lebanon; Kamel Lazaar Collection, Tunis and Ministère de la Culture et de la Sauvegarde du Patrimoine, Tunis.

Kaabi-Linke currently lives and works in Berlin.