Larissa Sansour 1973

Lives in London (UK). Works in London (UK).
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Montoro 12 Gallery

Larissa Sansour was born in 1973 in East Jerusalem, Palestine, and studied Fine Arts in London, New York and Copenhagen. Her work is interdisciplinary, immersed in the current political dialogue and utilises film, photography, installation and sculpture. Central to her work is the tug and pull between fiction and reality.

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Recent solo exhibitions include Turku Art Museum in Finland, Wolverhampton Art Gallery in the UK, Photographic Center in Copenhagen, Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Lawrie Shabibi in Dubai, and DEPO in Istanbul. Sansour’s work has featured in the Biennials of Istanbul, Busan and Liverpool. She has exhibited at venues such as Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; LOOP, Seoul; Al Hoash, Jerusalem; Queen Sofia Museum, Madrid; Centre for Photography, Sydney; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Townhouse, Cairo; Maraya Arts Centre, Sharjah, UAE; Empty Quarter, Dubai; Galerie Nationale de Jeu de Paume, Paris; Iniva, London; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China; Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark; House of World Cultures, Berlin, and MOCA, Hiroshima. Sansour currently lives and works in London, UK.

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Born in Jerusalem, (1973) Education 2000 MA in Fine Art, New York University, New York, USA 1999 Visiting student, The Royal Art Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark. 1998 Art History and Criticism. University of Baltimore, Maryland County, USA. 1995 BFA. Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 1992 Concentration in Figurative Art, Byam Shaw, London, UK. Filmography 2015 In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain, 29’ 2012 Nation Estate, 9’ 02’’, sci-fi, Beofilm/Redeye Film. 2012 Feast of the Inhabitants, 15’, experimental documentary. 2011 Trespass the Salt, 10’, 3-screen experimental documentary, with Youmna Chlala. 2011 Falafel Road, 60’, experimental documentary, with Oreet Ashery. 2009 A Space Exodus, 5’ 24’’, sci-fi, Beofilm. 2008 SBARA, 8’ 30’’, short film. 2007 Soup Over Bethlehem, 9’ 30’’, experimental documentary. 2006 Happy Days, 2’ 30’’, short film. 2005 Bethlehem Bandolero, 5’ 12’’, short film. Solo Exhibitions 2018 Sci-fi Trilogy, Dar El-Nimer, Beirut, Lebanon 2017 In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain, Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain, Montoro 12 Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK 2016 In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain, Nikolaj Kunsthal Copenhagen, Denmark In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain, The Mosaic Rooms, London, UK In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK. In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE. In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain, Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid, Spain. In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK. 2015 Nation Estate, Montoro 12, Rome, Italy. Nation Estate, Al Ma’mal, Jerusalem, Palestina 2014 Nation Estate, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK. Larissa Sansour, Gallery Dock, Bratislava, Slovakia. (upcoming) 2013 A Moon Without a People, Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid, Spain. Science Faction, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE. Nation Estate, Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland. 2012 Nation Estate, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France. Living the High Life, Centre of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2011 Falafel Road, Depo, Istanbul, Turkey. 2010 A Space Exodus, Jack the Pelican, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Intergalactic Palestine, La B.A.N.K, Paris, France. Ex-terrestrial, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden. Group Exhibitions 2017 Identity,Avesta Art,Sweden 2016 Abu Dhabi Art, with Lawrie Shabibi, UAE Technologies of Violence,Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain This Sea is Mine,Qalandiya International, Palestine Social Calligraphies: East West, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland For an Image, Faster Than Light,Yinchuan Biennale,Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan, China After the Last Sky, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin, Germany Blue Hour, XX Bienial of Visual Arts of Santa Cruz de Lasierra, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bolivia Beneath Our Feet and On the Surface of Things, New Rochelle, NY, USA Waste Lands, Es Baluard, Palma, Spain Ideologue, UMOCA, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The Future of Visions – Don’t Expect Anything, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Germany. Waste Lands, Es Baluard, Palma, Spain. Dans la Lune, le Bel Ordinaire, Billére, France. Cut with the Kitchen Knife through the Raw Future of 100 Years Before, Spatiu Intact, Cluj, Transylvania, Romania. Ingrediens -er, Varbergs Konsthall, Varberg, Sweden. La Palestine a l’IMA, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France. Imagine Science, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2015 Home Ground, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada Feminis Arte III, Centro Centro, Madrid, Spain Phase Space, Kings ARI, Melbourne, Australia Videorama, Werkleitz, Halle, Germany Space Between Our Fingers, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon Culture of Peace, Lajevardi Collection, Tehran, Iran Home Ground, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada Territory of Disused Body, Darb 1918, Cairo, Egypt La terre nous est ètroite, Le 19, Montbèliard, France. 2014 Science Fiction: New Death, FACT, Liverpool, UK. 5th Orient Art Express, Oujda, Morocco. The Public Domain, Delfina Foundation, London, UK. The Moving Museum, Istanbul, Turkey. Displacement, City of Women, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Simple Past, Present Futures, 104, Paris, France. The Sensory War: 1914-2014, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK. Future/Past, Reverse Gallery, Williamsburg, NYC, USA. How Green Was My Valley, White Box, NYC, USA. TIME::CODE, White Box, NYC, USA. 2013 Le Noir et le Bleu; MuCEM, Marseille, France. The Shadows Took Shape, Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, USA. An I for an Eye, Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC, USA. Beyond the Cloth, White Box, NYC, USA. Palestine, Contemporary Arts Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. Horizon 4, Cultural Centre Bruges, Bruges, Belgium. I exist (in some way), The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK. 2012 Come Together, Edge of Arabia, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK. Alienation, Maraya Arts Centre, Sharjah, UAE. I’m Not There, CIC/Townhouse, Cairo, Egypt. Beyond the Last Sky, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia Cultural Olympiad, London, UK. Subversion, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK. Women on the Verge, The Empty Quarter, Dubai, UAE. Somehow, somewhat in the middle of things, LhGWR, The Hague, Netherlands 2011 LIVING, Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark. Incheon Women Artists’ Biennial, South Korea. A Window to the World, Hiroshima MOCA, Hiroshima, Japan. The Changing Room: Arab Reflections on Praxis and Times, Spazio Qubi, Torino, Italy. It’s All True, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, USA. What Is Contemporary Art?, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark. Brief Histories, American University of Sharjah, UAE. Videonale, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany. 2010 The Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK. The Land Between Us, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK. Public Discourse Sphere, LOOP, Seoul, South Korea. The 2nd Antakya Biennial, Antakya, Turkey. Borderlines, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE. Une vidéothèque éphémère, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France. Die Obskuren Objekte Meiner Begierde, Ernst Hilger Gallery, Vienna, Austria. CAVE, Contemporary Arab Video Encounter, Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, UAE. Unpossessing Femininity, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria. Rage and Resistance, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany. No More Bad Girls? International Contemporary Art Foundation, Bergen, Norway. Theatre of Peace, NGBK, Berlin, Germany. Progress Report, Iniva, London, UK. Fall Out, Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark. 2009 What Keeps Mankind Alive, 11th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey. Palestine: La Création dans tous ses états, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France. Paris Photo, Carousel du Louvre, Paris, France. Earth and Above, Mejan Labs, Stockholm, Sweden. Palestine, La Création dans tous ses états, National Museum of Bahrain, Bahrain. The Other Shadow of the City, Al Hoash, Jerusalem, Palestine. The Other Shadow of the City, The National Museum, Damascus, Syria. New Entries, PhotoCairo, Brandts Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark. 2008 PhotoCairo 4, Cairo, Egypt. Farewell to Post-Colonialism, The Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China. Sea Art, Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea. Expose, In/Scene, Al Hoash Gallery, Jerusalem, Palestine. Within the Region, The 3rd Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Seville, Spain.. Intimate Narratives, MASARAT, Les Halles, Brussels, Belgium. Culture Capital Exhibition, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Algiers, Algeria. My Favorite Pastime, WL Project, Blue Lotus Gallery, Hong Kong. FIGUR, Lauritz Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark. The Skagen Painters – In a New Light, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.