Osman Yousefzada


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Dimensions 42.5 x 35 cm

About the work

Osman’s practice revolves around modes of storytelling, merging autobiography with fiction and ritual. His work is concerned with the representation and rupture of the migrational experience and makes reference to socio-political issues of today. These themes are explored through moving image, installations, text works, sculpture, garment making and performance.

Career Highlights

Solo exhibitions


Welcome! A Palazzo for Immigrants Fondazione Berengo, Palazzo Franchetti Venice, Venice, Italy

Where it Began, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, UK

Queer Feet Charleston, Sussex Modern, UK


Embodiments of Memory British Ceramics Biennale, UK

Rituals and Spells Cromwell Place, London, UK


What is Seen & What is Not, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK


Being Somewhere Else Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Migrant Festival, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Group exhibitions


More Immigrants Please – Artichoke

New Contemporaries – Camden Art Centre, London

Vadehra Gallery, New Delhi

Art Bomb Factory Marleybone, London

Terra, Couvent des Jacobins, Burgundy France

Like Paradise, Claridges Art Space, London

Life is More Important Than Art, Whitechapel Gallery, London

One That Includes Myth, Goodman Gallery, London

Brink, Royal College of Art, London

Alea Iacta Est, Vistamare, Milan


‘Spaces of Transcendence’ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Glasstress, Berengo Fondazione, Venice


Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Malevich Symposium: The Power of Sound, 180 Strand, London

A Rich Tapestry: Curated by Jonathan Watkins & Ayesha Khalid, Lahore Biennale, Lahore new commission for ‘Huis-Clos (No Exit)’

Between the Sun and the Moon, Lahore Biennale, Lahorecollaboration with Haroon Mirza on ‘A belief is not the truth because the truth is unbelievable’


Nightfall, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels


Volcano Extravaganza, Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli performance with Cecilia Bengolea and Haroon Mirza

Total Anastrophes, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka

The Fabric of India, Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio Toured by V&A Museum

← Joel Wyllie

Sketch for Blanket Syndrome

Osman Yousefzada →


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