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Kader Attia, Artist with a Focus on Colonialism, to Helm 2022 Berlin Biennale

The 2022 edition of one of Germany’s top art exhibition will be organized not by an art historian or a curator but an artist. Kader Attia, an artist who has earned international acclaim for his work focused on the lingering legacies of colonialism, will helm the next Berlin Biennale, due to open in 2022. He is the first artist to curate the biennial since 2016, when the collective DIS organized a polarizing edition focused largely on art about digital technologies.
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Kader Attia Named Curator of 2022 Berlin Biennale

Interdisciplinary French-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been chosen to curate the Twelfth Berlin Biennale, scheduled to take place in 2022. The appointment was revealed on social media; no venues have yet been announced for the event, nor has Attia issued an official statement. He is the first solo artist to helm the biennial since the 2012 edition, which was curated by Polish artist Artur Żmijewski; last year’s edition, one of the few such events to take place in 2020, was curated by an intergenerational group of female-identifying South American curators: María Berríos, Renata Cervetto, Lisette Lagnado, and Agustín Pérez Rubio. Attia was selected by an international committee including artist Yael Bartana; KW Insititute director Krist Gruijthuijsen; and Gabi Ngcob, who curated the biennial’s 2017 iteration.
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