Susan Hefuna

Biography

SUSAN HEFUNA
Born 1962
Lives and works in Cairo, Düsseldorf, NYC

SELECTED GROUP AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017
    • ′ToGather′, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, Great Britain (solo)
  • 2017
    • ′ToGather′ (Performance), MIF (Manchester International Festival) in cooperation with Wayne Mc Gregor Dance Studio, Manchester, Great Britain
  • 2017
    • ′10th anniversary of the Contemporary Drawing Prize of the Fondation d’art contemporarain Daniel & Florence Guerlain′, Exhibition, Pompidou, Paris, France
  • 2017
    • ′Walk the Distance and Slow Down′, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO, USA
  • 2017
    • ′Angst Eats Soul′, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
  • 2017
    • ′Drawing Biennial 2017′, The Drawing Room, London, UK
  • 2017
    • ′Public View′, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK
  • 2017
    • ′Susan Hefuna – Cityscapes′, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (solo)
  • 2017
    • ′The Creative Act: Performance • Process • Presence′, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 2017
    • ′Escape Attempts′, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 2016/2017
    • ′Sol LeWitt – A tribute′, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2016/2017
    • ′Social Calligraphies′, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2016
    • ′Rhona Hoffman 40 Years, Part 2′, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2016
    • ′Rhona Hoffman 40 Years, Part 1′, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2016
    • ′Built, World′, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, USA
  • 2016
    • ′ZIMMER MIT AUSSICHT | ROOM WITH A VIEW′, KEHRER Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2016
    • ′CHERS AMIS′, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  • 2016
    • ′But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise′, Guggenheim, New York City, USA
  • 2016
    • ′Cross-border: Video works by contemporary female artists′, Pātaka Art + Museum, New Zealand
  • 2016
    • ′Memory and Continuity′, A Selection from the Huma Kabakc Collection Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2016
    • ′do it بالعربي′, Bait Al Shamsi, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE
  • 2016
    • ′Susan Hefuna: CROSSROADS 2002–2016′, Pi Artworks Istanbul/London, London, UK
  • 2015
    • ′Walls and Margins′, Maraya Art Centre – Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • 2015
    • ′Susan Hefuna: Afaz′, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
  • 2015
    • ′Ortstermin mit Leoni Wirth′, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • 2015
    • ′Imagining Space: Constructions of Text and Geometry′, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
  • 2015
    • ′The strange and the familiar′, Castle Wofsberg, UBS Arts Forum, Switzerland (solo)
  • 2015
    • ′We the people′, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • 2015
    • ′Common Grounds′, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
  • 2015
    • ′Contemporary Art of the middle East′, LACMA, LA, USA
  • 2015
    • ′Extending the Line′, IDEA Space, Colorado College, USA
  • 2015
    • Group Show, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, USA
  • 2015
    • Drawing Biennial, The Drawing room, London, UK
  • 2014
    • ′Material Gestures: Cut, Weave, Sew, Knot′, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
  • 2014
    • ′Here and Elsewhere′, New Museum, NYC
  • 2014
    • ′Susan Hefuna-Cairoscapes′, PiArtworks, London (solo)
  • 2014
    • ′Susan Hefuna-Buildings′, Osthaus Museum, Hagen (solo)
  • 2014
    • ′BeYond NoThing′, PiArtworks, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
  • 2014
    • ′Another place: Susan Hefuna′, Bait Al Serkal, SAF Art Space, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE (solo)
  • 2014
    • ′Area Code′, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2014
    • ′Abstract Drawing′, Drawing Room, London
  • 2014
    • ′Susan Hefuna′, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago (solo)
  • 2013
    • ′Pi Housewarming′, PiArtworks Gallery, London
  • 2013
    • ′THE SEVEN VALLEYS′, Rose Issa Projects, London
  • 2013
    • ′NOTATIONSNOTATIONS′, The Drawing Center, NYC (solo)
  • 2013
    • ′Susan Hefuna′ – Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris (solo)
  • 2013
    • ′SUSAN HEFUNA: RASM OF WOOD, SILVER AND GOLD (solo)
      Rose Issa Projects, London
  • 2013
    • ′Safar/Voyage′, The University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology, Vancover,
      Canada
  • 2012–2013
    • ′Encounter′, Katara Arts Center, Qatar, Doha
  • 2012
    • ′Systems and Patterns′, International Centre of Graphic Arts of Ljubljana
  • 2012
    • ′Sydney Biennale′, Sydney
  • 2012
    • Susan Hefuna, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago (solo)
  • 2012
    • ′On the Edgware Road′, Serpentine Gallery, London
  • 2011
    • ′Wunder′, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg Susan Hefuna-Istanbul, Pi Artworks, Istanbul (solo)
  • 2011
    • ′Typo Kunst′, Museum für Druckkunst, Leipzig
  • 2011
    • ′The Art of Writing′, ArtForum, Kurhaus Kolonade, Wiesbaden
  • 2011
    • ′Contemporary Eye: Crossovers′, Pallant House Gallery, West Sussex
  • 2011
    • ′Cairo Dreams 2011′, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai (solo)
  • 2011
    • ′Project Europa′, Columbia University, New York
  • 2010
    • ′Edgware Road@Cairo 2010/1431′, The Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (solo)
  • 2010
    • ′Mapping Wien′, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna (solo)
  • 2010
    • ′On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century′, Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • 2010
    • ′Wien 2010/1431′, Belvedere, Vienna (solo)
  • 2010
    • ′Arabicity′, Beirut Exhibition Centre, Beirut
  • 2010
    • ′Ana: Of Dreams, Patience and Realisations′, Rose Issa Projects, London (solo)
  • 2010
    • ′Imagining the (im)possible′, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • 2010
    • ′Knowledge is Sweeter Than Honey′, MUMOK, Vienna (solo)
  • 2010
    • ′Susan Hefuna, Bharti Kher, Fred Tomaselli: Between the Worlds′, Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland
  • 2010
    • ′7 x Ana′, Freud Museum, Vienna (solo)
  • 2010
    • ′Susan Hefuna – Drawings′, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (solo)
  • 2009
    • ′Taswir: Pictorial Mappings of Islam and Modernity′, Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin
  • 2009
    • ′Hefuna/Hefuna′, Gallery Volker Diehl, Berlin (solo)
  • 2009
    • ′Fare Mondi′, 53rd Venice Biennial, Venice
  • 2008
    • Seville Biennial
  • 2008
    • ′Museum as Hub: Antikhana′, New Museum, New York
  • 2008
    • ′Susan Hefuna′, ACAF, Alexandria, Egypt (solo)
  • 2008
    • ′Word Into Art′, The British Museum, Dubai
  • 2008
    • ′Patience is Beautiful′, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai (solo)
  • 2007
    • 2nd Riwaq Biennale, Riwaq, Palestine
  • 2007
    • 9th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE
  • 2007
    • ′Susan Hefuna′, The Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (solo)
  • 2006
    • ′From Egypt with Love′, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai
  • 2006
    • ′Regards des Photographes Arabes Contemporains′, GL Strand Museum, Copenhagen
  • 2006
    • ′Nomads of Nowadays′, Lazina Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland
  • 2006
    • ′Lasting Foundations′, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit
  • 2006
    • Sofia Biennale, Bulgaria
  • 2006
    • ′19 Views–Contemporary Arab Photography′, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo of Seville
  • 2006
    • ′Neterotopia′, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  • 2005
    • ′Regards des Photographes Arabes Contemporains′, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
  • 2005
    • ′Zelle 05: Kreuzungen′, Kloster, Alzella;
  • 2005
    • Biennale Prague, National Gallery, Prague
  • 2004–2005
    • ′Contrepoints′, The Louvre, Paris
  • 2004
    • ′Präsenz des Performativen in Skulptur, Malerei, Fotografie′, Neue Galerie am Joanneum, Graz
  • 2004
    • ′Wiesbadener Fototage′, Wiesbaden, Germany ArteEast, New York
  • 2004
    • ′Susan Hefuna: xcultural codes′, The Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (solo)
  • 2004
    • ′Susan Hefuna′, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool (solo)
  • 2004
    • ′Susan Hefuna′, Stadtgalerie, Saarbruecken (solo)
  • 2004
    • ′Susan Hefuna′, Kunstverein, Heidelberg (solo)
  • 2003
    • Photo Cairo, Cairo
  • 2003
    • ′Rencontres′, Photo Biennale Bamako, Mali
  • 2003
    • ′Fantaisies du Harem et les Nouvelles Shéhérazades′, Museum de l’Histoire Naturelle de Lyon
  • 2003
    • ′Via Fenestra′, St. Marienkirche, Frankfurt/Oder
  • 2003
    • ′DisORIENTation′, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
  • 2003
    • ′Fantasies de l’Harem i Noves Xahrazads′, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona
  • 2003
    • ′Shatat: Scattered Belongings′, Colorado University Galleries, Boulder
  • 2002
    • ′Four Women, Four Views: Made in Egypt′, The Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
  • 2002
    • ′Susan Hefuna–Ventanas La Vida en el Delta′, Vacio 9 Gallery, Madrid (solo)
  • 2001
    • ′Vor-Sicht/Rueck-Sicht′, 8 Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach
  • 2001
    • ′Unpacking Europe′, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
  • 2001
    • Al Nitaq, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2000
    • ′Susan Hefuna′, Kunstverein, Lippstadt (solo)
  • 2000
    • ′Susan Hefuna′, The Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (solo)
  • 2000
    • ′Susan Hefuna–Navigation Xcultural′, National Gallery, Cape Town (solo)


AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

  • 2013
    • Daniel and Florence Guerlain contemporary drawing award, Paris
  • 2001–2002
    • Artist in Residence, Delfina Studios, London
  • 1997
    • International award, Cairo Biennale
  • 1994
    • Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
  • 1991
    • Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg
  • 1989
    • Cairo Biennale


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2015
    • Common Grounds catalogue, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Published by Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3775739672
  • 2014
    • Buildings, Osthaus Museum Hagen, Editor Tayfun Belgin, Published by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3868285604
  • 2014
    • Pars Pro Toto, Volume III, Editor Hans Ulrich Obrist, Published by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3868283273
  • 2014
    • Universe-in-universes, ′Traces of you′ by Bettina Matthes
      > http://universes-in-universe.org/deu/nafas/articles/2014/susan_hefuna
      > https://www.facebook.com/nafas.art
  • 2012
    • ′Susan Hefuna: A Still point in the turning world′, by Sarah P. Hanson, Modern Painters (November issue, New York)
  • 2011
    • ′Susan Hefuna: Zeichnen zur Zeit′, by Reinhard Ermen, Kunstforum International (issue 208, Germany)
  • 2011
    • ′Susan Hefuna – I Love Egypt!′, by Rose Issa, Nafas Art Magazine (November issue)
  • 2011
    • ′Susan Hefuna: Istanbul′, by Tayfun Belgin, catalogue for the Pi Artworks Gallery, Istanbul
  • 2011
    • ′Cairo Dreams′, by Bettina Matthes, catalogue for the Third Line Gallery, Dubai
  • 2010
    • ′Susan Hefuna: Everything is Drawing′, cover story by Mark Rappolt, Art Review (issue 46, London)
  • 2010
    • ′Susan Hefuna: Corporeal Map′, article by Bettina Mathes, Flash Art (Nov/Dec issue No 275, Milan)
  • 2010
    • ′On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century′, by Cornelia H. Butler and Catherine de Zegher (The Museum of Modern Art, New York; ISBN-10: 0870707825; ISBN-13: 978-0870707827)
  • 2010
    • ′Susan Hefuna, Bharti Kher, Fred Tomaselli: Zwischen den Welten / Between The Worlds′, by Helen Hirsch et al (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg; ISBN-10: 3868281762, ISBN-13: 978-3868281767)
  • 2010
    • ′Susan Hefuna: Mapping Wien′, catalogue edited by Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna
  • 2009
    • ′Susan Hefuna: Creating the Dream Space′, cover story by Aida Eltorie, Contemporary Practices magazine (Dubai) 2007 ′Mind The Gap – Susan Hefuna′, article by Lisa Ball-Lechgar, Canvas magazine (Dubai)
  • 2009
    • ′Serpentine Gallery Manifesto Marathon′, by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Martin Puchner (Buchhandlung Walther Konig & Co, Cologne; ISBN-10: 3865606946, ISBN-13: 978-3865606945)
  • 2009
    • ′Susan Hefuna: Pars Pro Toto I′, edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist (in English and Arabic; Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg; ISBN-10: 3939583766, ISBN-13: 978-3939583769)
  • 2009
    • ′Susan Hefuna: Pars Pro Toto II′, edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist (in English and Arabic; Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg; ISBN-10: 3868280553; ISBN-13: 978-3868280555)
  • 2009
    • ′Making Worlds: 53rd International Art Exhibition: La Biennale di Venezia′, edited by Daniel Birnbaum (Marsilio, Venice; ISBN-10: 8831796968, ISBN-13: 978-8831796965)
  • 2008
    • ′Transversal BIACS3 – Youniverse′, catalogue edited by Juan Antonio Sánchez and Vincent Morales for the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville (Centro de Iniciativas Culturales de la Universidad de Sevilla [Cicus]; ISBN-10: 8447212408, ISBN-13: 978-8447212408)
  • 2007
    • ′Sharjah Biennial 8: Art, Ecology, and the Politics of Change′, catalogue (Sharjah Biennale, Sharjah, ISBN-10: 9948043286, ISBN-13: 978-9948043287)
  • 2005
    • ′A Second Sight: International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Prague′, catalogue (National Gallery, Prague)
  • 2004
    • ′Susan Hefuna: Xcultural Codes′, by Hans Gercke (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, ISBN-10: 393663615X, ISBN-13: 978-3936636154)
  • 2003
    • ′DisORIENTation: Contemporary Arab Artists from the Middle East′, catalogue for the House of World Cultures, Berlin (Haus der Kulturen der Welt; ISBN-10: 3980885127, ISBN-13: 978-3980885126)
  • 2003
    • ′Bamako 03: Contemporary African Photography′, catalogue for Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine de Bamako (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona i Institut d’Edicions de la Diputació de Barcelona, Barcelona; ISBN: 84-7794-975-1)
  • 2003
    • ′Fantaisies du harem et nouvelles Schéhérazades′, by Patricia Almarcegui, Rose Issa, Sophie Makariou, Fatema Mernissi, and Amina Okada, catalogue for the Museum d’Histoire Naturelle de Lyon (French Edition: Somogy, Paris; ISBN-10: 285056687X, ISBN-13: 978-2850566875; Spanish Edition – Fantasies De L’harem I Noves Xahrazads – Centre de Cultura Contemporánia de Barcelona, Barcelona; ISBN-10: 8477949034, ISBN-13: 978-8477949039)
  • 2003
    • ′Via Fenestra: St Marienkirche Frankfurt′, by Jacek Barski (Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder)
  • 2001
    • ′Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach: Vor-Sicht / Rück-Sicht′, by Thomas Deecke and Markus Bulling (Stadt Fellbach; ISBN-10: 3980598497, ISBN-13: 978-3980598491)
  • 2001
    • ′The Ethics of Being Alien: The Art of Susan Hefuna: The Discreet Charm of Assimilation′, by Leonhard Emmerling, NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, (Fall/Winter issue, Duke University Press)
  • 2001
    • ′Susan Hefuna: Celebrate Life′ by Tracy Murinik, NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art (Spring/Summer issue, Duke University Press) Deutsche National Bibliothek: www.dnb.de
  • 2001
    • ′Unpacking Europe: Towards a Critical Reading′, catalogue by Salah Hassan, Iftikhar Dadi, Leslie Adelson Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (NAI Publishers, Rotterdam; OCLC Number: 606838600)
  • 2000
    • ′Susan Hefuna: Navigation Xcultural′, by Leonhard Emmerling, Marilyn Martin, Tayfun Belgin (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg; ISBN-10: 3933257344, ISBN-13: 978-3933257345)
  • 2000
    • ′Susan Hefuna′, catalogue for the Kunstverein Lippstadt, edited by Tayfun Belgin (Gesamther Stellung Plitt, Druck & Verlarg, Oberhausen; ISBN: 3-9806707-3-2)


COLLECTIONS

Susan Hefuna’s works are collected by several international
public institutions, including:

The British Museum, London, UK
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Collection HH Sheika Salama, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi, UAE
DIFC, Dubai, UAE
Farjam Collection, Dubai, UAE
Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE
Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
MoMA Museum, USA
CU Galleries, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Art Institute, Chicago, USA
LACMA, LA, USA
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
Christian Dior Couture’s collection, Paris, France
Institute Du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
Daniel and Florence Guerlain collection, France
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Groupe Lhoist collection, Limelette, Belgium
Burger Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Neue Galerie am Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Daimler Contemporary, Berlin Germany
Huma Kabakci collection, Istanbul, Turkey
Papko Art collection, Istanbul, Turkey