Osman Yousefzada


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Dimensions 57 x 38.5 cm
Nominated by Rana Begum

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, Lahorec ollaboration with Haroon Mirza on ‘A belief is not the truth because the truth is unbelievable; (2019)

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