Basma Al-Sharif

Basma Al-Sharif is an Artist/Filmmaker of Palestinian origin, raised between France, the US and the Gaza Strip. She has a BFA and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Basma developed her practice nomadically and works between cinema and installation centering on the human condition in relation to shifting geopolitical landscapes and natural environments. Major exhibitions include: Solo shows at CCA and MOCA Toronto, Modern Mondays at MOMA, the Whitney Biennial, les Rencontres d’Arles, les Module at the Palais de Tokyo, Here and Elsewhere at the New Museum, Al Riwaq Biennial Palestine, The Berlin Documentary Forum, the Sharjah Biennial, and Manifesta 8. Basma is represented by Galerie Imane Farés in Paris, distributed by Video Data Bank and Arsenal, and is based in Berlin. 

Basma Al-Sharif is featured in the “Semipublic Intellectual” issue of the Quarterly Journal.

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Still from We Began by Measuring Distance, 2009
19:06, Color, Stereo, 4:3, DV video
Image courtesy of the artist

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Still from Everywhere was the Same  •  2007

Still from Everywhere was the Same

11:38, Color, Stereo, 4:3, DV video

2007  •  Image courtesy of the artist

Still from Everywhere was the Same  •  2007

Still from Everywhere was the Same

11:38, Color, Stereo, 4:3, DV video

2007  •  Image courtesy of the artist

Still from We Began by Measuring Distance  •  2009

Still from We Began by Measuring Distance

19:06, Color, Stereo, 4:3, DV video

2009  •  Image courtesy of the artist