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Installation view at Green Art Gallery, Dubai, 2019. Photo by Anna Shtraus.

Shadi Habib Allah’s practice ranges from film, sculpture and drawing to installation. While each projects defines its own terms based on research and physical engagement, a common thread is opening up suggestive modes of navigation across circulation networks of people, technologies, objects, images and economy to examine ideas of use and value and the structures that hold them in place.

Born in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1977, Shadi Habib Allah received a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2003 and an MFA from Columbia University in 2010.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Free Rein, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland (2019); Hammer Projects: Shadi Habib Allah, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2018); Put to Rights, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA (2018); Daga'a, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2017); Biscuits and Green Sox Maaike, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York (2017); 30KG Shine, Rodeo, London (2015).

Detail of Shadi Habib Allah,74 million million million tons, SculptureCenter, New York, 2018. Photo by Kyle Knodell

Recent group exhibitions include: BACA Projects: In Light of the Land and its Shadows, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2019); 74 million million million tons, Sculpture Center, New York, USA (2018); Tamawuj, Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE (2017); I can call this progress to halt, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA (2017); Black Box Screenings O Solitude, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium (2017); House of Commons, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2016); New Museum Triennial, New York, USA (2015); Empire State curated by Norman Rosenthal & Alex Gartenfeld, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy (2013); Frozen Lakes, Artists Space, New York, USA (2013); Nouvelles Vagues, curated by Jason Waite and Antonia Alampi, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2013).

He lives and works in New York.

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