Ania Soliman

1970 Warsaw, PL – Paris, FR, and New York, NY, US 

Ania Soliman is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York whose work is informed by her multicultural background. She spent the first 16 years of her life in Cairo and Baghdad, before travelling to study in Paris, London, and in the US, where she attended Harvard and Columbia Universities as well as the Whitney Independent Study program. In 2000, she had her first solo show. Ania Soliman has a research-based practice and works with different types of drawing (like the trace/the design/the diagram/the expressive mark), videos, text and installation. Her most recent project involved objects found in anthropology collections, with the structure of the collection itself as a topic of investigation. Her work was exhibited in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, at Artists Space in New York, and in solo shows at the Drawing Center (NY) and at the Museum of Culture in Basel.      

Selected solo exhibitions

Semiwild. Or Limited Desire, Museum der Kulturen Basel, CH, 2014
Ania Soliman – Biohazards
, The Drawing Center, New York, US, 2000

Selected group exhibitions

SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, 14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, TR, 2015
David Adamo – Ania Soliman, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, FR, 2010
Whitney Biennial 2010 - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, US, 2006
Salad Days 2006 ~Second Course~
, Artists Space, New York, NY, US, 2006
When Artists Say We
, Artists Space, New York, NY, US, 2006