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Born in Germany, 1962
Lives and works in Cairo, Dusseldorf and New York
Selected exhibitions
2017
10th anniversary of the Contemporary Drawing Prize of the Fondation d’art contemporarain Daniel & Florence Guerlain, Exhibition, Pompidou, Paris, France
Walk the Distance and Slow Down, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO, USA
Angst Eats Soul, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
Drawing Biennial 2017, The Drawing Room, London, UK
The Creative Act: Performance • Process • Presence, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2016
Sol LeWitt – A tribute, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
Susan Hefuna, Crossroads 2002-2016
Built, World, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, USA
CHERS AMIS, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise, Guggenheim, New York City, USA
Cross-border: Video works by contemporary female artists, Pātaka Art + Museum, New Zealand
2015
Walls and Margins, Maraya Art Centre – Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
We the people, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Common Grounds, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
Drawing Biennial, The Drawing room, London, UK
2014
Susan Hefuna-Cairoscapes, PiArtworks, London
PiArtworks, London
Susan Hefuna-Buildings, Osthaus Museum, Hagen
BeYond NoThing, PiArtworks, Istanbul
Another place: Susan Hefuna
Bait Al Serkal, SAF Art Space. Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
Area Code, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Kansas City, Missouri, USA
2013
Notations, Susan Hefuna and Luca Vegetti, Drawings and Dance performance
Drawing Center, NYC
Susan Hefuna-Vantages, MAD Museum, NYC
2012
Susan Hefuna-Vantages, MAD Museum, NYC
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
I Love Egypt, a temporary learning Camp at Speakers’ Corner, London 2011. Comissioned by Serpentine Gallery, London and Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
Susan Hefuna-Istanbul, Pi Artworks, Istanbul
Cairo Dreams 2011, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai
2011
Susan Hefuna, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art,Missouri USA
2010
Edgware Road@Cairo 2010/1431, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
Ana: Of Dreams, Patience and Realisations, Rose Issa Projects, London Drawings, Gallery Paul Kasmin, New York City
2009
Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin
2008
Patience Is Beautiful, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai ACAF, Alexandria
2007
Knowledge Is Sweeter Than Honey, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo ANA/ICH, Kunstkasten, Winterthur
2004
Xcultural codes, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool
2002
Ventanas La Vida en el Delta, Vacio 9, Gallery, Madrid
2000
Kunstverein, Lippstadt Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
Navigation xcultural, National Gallery, Cape Town
Selected group exhibitions
2013
Nouvelles Vagues – Champs Elysées, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Safar/Voyoage, MOA, Museum of Antropology, Vancouver
Cross- border, ZKM, Karlsruhe
Encounter, Katara Arts Center, Quatar, Doha
2012
"Systems and Patterns", International Centre of Graphic Arts of Ljubljana
Sydney Biennale, Australia
On the Edgware Road, Serpentine Gallery, London
2011
Wunder, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Typo Kunst, Museum für Druckkunst. Leipzig
The Art of Writing, ArtForum, Kurhaus Kolonade, Wiesbaden
Contemporary Eye: Crossovers, Pallant House Gallery, West Sussex, UK
Project Europa, Columbia University, NYC
2010
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), NYC
ARABCITY, Beirut Exhibition Centre, Beirut
Imagining the (im)possible, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Susan Hefuna – Bharti Kher - Fred Tomaselli - Between the Worlds, Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland
2009
Jameel Prize, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Fare Mondi, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Taswir - Pictorial Mappings of Islam and Modernity, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
2008
Biacs3, Seville Biennial, Seville
Museum as Hub: Antikhana, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
2007
The second Riwaq Biennial, Riwaq 8th Sharjah Biennial, Dubai
2006
Neterotopia, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2005
Regards des Photographes Arabes Contemporains, GL Strand Museum, Copenhagen 9 views, Contemporary Arab Photography, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville
Zelle 05: Kreuzungen, Kloster, Alzella
Biennale Prague, National Gallery, Prague
2004
Contrepoints, Louvre, Paris Neue Galerie am Joanneum, Graz
2003
Rencontres, Photo Biennale, Bamako
Fantaisies du harem et nouvelles Schehrazade, Musée de l’histoire naturelle, Lyon
DisORIENTation, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2002
Mapping the process, Sharon Essor Gallery, London
4 women - 4 views made in Egypt, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
2001
Vor-Sicht/Rueck-Sicht, 8 Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach
Unpacking Europe, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Al Nitaq, Cairo, Egypt
Selected bibliography
2010
Susan Hefuna, Bharti Kher, Fred Tomaselli – Between the worlds, Kunstmuseum Thun, Kehrer Verlag, Thun
2009
Fare Mondi, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Pars Pro Toto II, ed. Hans Ulrich Obrist, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg
2008
Pars Pro Toto, ed. Hans Ulrich Obrist, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg
You Universe, Seville Biennial, Seville
Hans Ulrich Obrist Interview with Susan Hefuna, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg
Serpentine Gallery Manifesto Marathon, Walther König, London
2005
Zelle 05: Kreuzungen, Kloster Altzella, Altzella
International Biennial of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague
2004
Contrepoint – L’ Art contemporain au Louvre, Paris
xcultural codes, ed. Heidelberger Kunstverein and others, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg
2003
Photo Cairo, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
Rencontres, Photo Biennale, Bamako, Mali, Eric Koehler, Paris
Fantaisies du harem et nouvelles Schéhérazade, Musée d’histoire naturelle, Lyon
Via Fenestra, Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/ Oder
DisORIENTation, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, vice versa, Berlin
Fantasies de l’harem i noves Xahrazads, CCCD, Centre de Cultura Contemporània, Barcelona
Susan Hefuna – grid – intercultural codes, Kunstverein Pforzheim, Pforzheim
2002
Susan Hefuna. Ventanas. La Vida en el Delta, Vacio 9 Gallery, Madrid
Photographie à la carte!, Centre PasquArt, Biel, Pro Helvetia, Zurich
4 women – 4 views, made in Egypt, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Pro Helvetia, Zurich
2001
Vor-Sicht / Rück-Sicht. 8. Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern Salah Hassan / Iftikhar Dadi
Unpacking Europe. Towards a Critical Reading, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Nai, Rotterdam Leonhard Emmerling
The Ethics of being Alien, In: NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, issue 15, fall / winter Tracy Murinik
Celebrate Life, In: NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, issue 14
2000
Susan Hefuna, Kunstverein Lippstadt, Plitt, Oberhausen
Susan Hefuna – navigation xcultural, National Gallery, Cape Town, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg
1999
Susan Hefuna, Akhnaton Galleries, Cairo, Oberhausen
1998
Cairo Biennial, Cairo
1994
Susan Hefuna, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg
1992
Susan Hefuna, Akhnaton Galleries, Cairo
Medien-Biennale Leipzig, Digital Work, Leipzig
1991
Multimediale II, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe

Susan Hefuna’s work in public collections (selection):
British Museum, London, UK
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Collection HH Sheika Salama, Abu Dhabi, UAE
DIFC, Dubai, UAE
The Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi, 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
The Guggenheim, NYC, USA
CU Galleries, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Art Institute, Chicago, USA
LACMA, USA
Dior collection, Paris, France
Foundation Louis Vuitton, 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
MLP collection, Heidelberg, Germany
Daimler Contemporary, Berlin Germany
Huma Kabakci collection, Istanbul, Turkey
Öner Kocabeyoğlu collection, Istanbul, Turkey