Ibrahim Quraishi

“A body without organs is a violin without strings.”

Antonin Artaud

Ibrahim Quraishi, Islamic Violins, 2008
Ibrahim Quraishi, Islamic Violins, 2008
(ed II: 2012) performance and photograph (2016), 70 x 50 cm © the artist, courtesy taswir projects

Ibrahim Quraishi

Ibrahim Quraishi works with different mediums like photography, photo painting, video, film, installation and performative works.

Defined by a nomadic existence, but currently based between Amsterdam and Berlin, Quraishi often divides his time in multiple cities while escaping the conventional rules of engagement in researching, teaching and creating works for spaces and institutions like: Kochi-Muziris Biennale (Kerala, India); Antidote Art & Design Platform, Dubai; National Museum Singapore; Manifestly Present / Parallel Event, Manifesta 9 Genk (Belgium); X Baltic Triennial (Vilnius); Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna); 4th Baku Biennale; Japan Foundation, Tokyo; Galerie Crone, Berlin; Asia Society, New York; Africa Center, Cape Town; Galerie Lumen Travo, Amsterdam; MassMoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art); The Kitchen, New York; ArtCena, Rio de Janeiro; Al Hamra (Lahore); amongst other places.

Quraishi is currently a member of the Fine Arts Faculty at Gerrit Rietveld Acadamie Amsterdam, Netherlands Film Academy Amsterdam and he has also been teaching at the Hogeschool Voor De Kunsten (Art University of Amsterdam) Amsterdam since 2007.

Most recently, Ibrahim Quraishi was Artist in Residence at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center & ArteEast, New York, developing his upcoming project and he is the upcoming Artist in Residence (2014-2016) at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston Texas.