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

2024

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

2023

Embodiments of Memory British Ceramics Biennale, UK

Rituals and Spells Cromwell Place, London, UK

2022

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

2018

Being Somewhere Else Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Migrant Festival, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Group exhibitions

2023

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

2022

‘Spaces of Transcendence’ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Glasstress, Berengo Fondazione, Venice

2020

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’

2019

Nightfall, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels

2018

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

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