Is It Morning For You Yet?58th Carnegie International


Monira Al Qadiri

Monira Al Qadiri (b. 1983, Dakar; lives in Berlin) is a Kuwaiti visual artist born in Senegal and educated in Japan. In 2010, she received a Ph.D. in inter-media art from Tokyo University of the Arts, where her research was focused on the aesthetics of sadness in the Middle-East stemming from poetry, music, art and religious practices. Her work explores unconventional gender identities, petro-cultures and their possible futures, as well as the legacies of corruption. She is currently based in Berlin.

She has held solo exhibitions at Haus der Kunst, Munich (2020), Kunstverein Gottingen, Gottingen (2019), The CIRCL Pavilion, Amsterdam (2018), Sursock Museum, Beirut (2017), Gasworks, London (2017), Stroom Den Haag, the Hague (2017), and Sultan Gallery, Kuwait (2014). Collective exhibitions include: Guangzhou Image Triennial Guangzhou, China (2021), Sunrise | Sunset Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2021), Our World is Burning, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2020), Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars, MoMA PS1, New York (2019-20), Future Generation Art Prize, Kiev (2019), Antikino, Berlinale Forum Expanded, Berlin (2019), Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane (2018), Lulea Biennial, Sweden (2018), Athens Biennial, Athens (2018), Crude, Jameel Arts Center, Dubai (2018), among others.