Beirut - Paris

ali.cherri@gmail.com



Galerie Imane Farès

​41, rue mazarine / 75006 paris

contact@imanefares.com

Ali Cherri is a video and visual artist based in Beirut and Paris.

His recent exhibitions include Phantom Limb at Jameel Arts Center Dubai, Immortality at the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art Russia, An Opera For Animals at Parasite Hong Kong and Rockbund Art Museum Shanghai, But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise at Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan and Guggenheim New York, Somniculus at Jeu de Paume, Paris and CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain Bordeaux, Statues Also Die at Museo Egizio, Milan and General Rehearsal at Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia.

His work has been exhibited in several international exhibitions, among them Anarchéologie Centre Pompidou – Paris (2017); Lyon Biennial (Sept. 2017); Le MACVAL, France (2017); Guggenheim New York (2016); MAXXI, Rome (Nov. 2017); Aichi Triennial, Japan (2016), Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Italy (2016); Le Centquatre Paris (2016); Sharjah Art Space (2016), MACBA, Spain (2015); Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, Poland (2015); Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Spain (2015); Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea (2014).

He is the recipient of Harvard University’s Robert E. Fulton Fellowship (2016) and Rockefeller Foundation Award (2017), The Abraaj Group Art Prize  (2018 - shortlisted)
His films have been shown in International Film Festivals including New Directors/New Films MoMA NY; Cinéma du Réel, Centre Pompidou; CPH:DOX (winner of NewVision Award); Dubai International Film Festival (winner Best Director); VideoBrasil (Southern Panorama Award); Berlinale; Toronto International Film Festival & San Francisco International Film Festival amongst other.

 

​SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2017. Somniculus - Jeu de Paume - Paris, France 

2017. Somniculus - CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux - France 

2017. Dénaturé - Galerie Imane Farès, Paris, France 

2017. From Fragment to Whole - Jönköping County Museum - Sweden 

2016. A Taxonomy of Fallacies, Sursock Museum - Beirut, Lebanon 

2014. Bird’s Eye View, CAP Kuwait Art Center - Kuwait 

2014. On Things that Move, Galerie Imane Farès - Paris, France 

2012. Bad Bad images, Galerie Imane Farès - Paris, France

2011. A fleur de peau, Galerie Regard Sud - Lyon, France

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS - Presentations (selection)

2019.

GAÏA Que deviens-tu ? Maison Guerlain, Paris, France

Le vent et les oiseaux m'encouragent, Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval, Hauterives, France

Water Blues, Parades for FIAC - Paris, France

Water Blues, Silencio - Paris, France

Phantom Limb, Jameel Arts Center, Dubai, UAE

Immortality, Ural Industrial Biennal, Yekaterinburg, Russia

A hymn to those that disappear, Monitor, Izmir, Turkey

La Vitrine, Beirut Art Residency, Beirut, Lebanon

Climbing Through the Tide, B7L9 Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis, Tunisia 

An Opera for Animal, ParaSite, Hong Kong 

La Roseraie du Val-de-Marne, Commande Le MacVal, France 

Liquid Horizons, Tranzit.sk, Bratislava, Slovakia

Out Off Nature, Arsenal - Berlin, Germany 

Gabès Cinéma Fen, Gabès, Tunisia

2018.

General Rehearsal, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow Russia 

Forum do Futuro, Porto, Portugal 

Master Class, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, USA 

Prospectif Cinema, Centre Pompidou, Paris France 

Statues Also Die - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo & Museo Egizio, Torino, Italy 

Guggenheim Exhibition, Galleria d’Arte Moderna - Milan, Italy

Fast Forward Festival - Onasis Foundation, Athens, Greece 

March Meetings, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

Abraaj Art Prize, Dubai, UAE 

Le Grand Monnayage, 8ème biennale de Melle, France 

Artist’s Talk, ThalieLab, Bruxelle, Belguim 

Le Musée Imaginaire, Jaou Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

2017 .

13th Sharjah Biennial, Act II, Fruit of sleep, Sursock Museum, Lebanon 

Mondes Flottants, 14th Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France 

Home Beirut. Sounding the Neighbors - MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy 

Where History Begins, Void - Derry, Irland

Tous, des sang-mêlés - Le MACVAL - Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France 

Anarchéologies, Centre Pompidou, Paris France 

Dust In Our Eyes, Twin Gallery, Madrid, Spain 

2016 .

Rainbow Caravane - Aichi Triennial, Aichi - Japan 

The End of the World, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prate Italy
But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise, Guggenheim New York

THE DIGGER, New Directors/New Films, MoMA - New York, U.S.
The Time is Out of Joint, Sharjah Art Space, Sharjah, U.A.E.
THE DIGGER, Cinéma du Réel, Centre Pompidou (Competition) - Paris, France
THE DIGGER, Ann Arbor Film Festival (Competition) - Michigan, U.S. 

Lest the Two Seas Meet, Gwangju Museum of Art - Gwangju, Korea 

THE DIGGER, Imagine Science, NYU Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. (Scientist Award) 

Matérialité de l’Invisible, Le Centquarre - Paris, France
THE DIGGER, Rotterdam International Film Festival - The Netherlands

2015 .

CPH:DOX - Copenhagen International Documentary Festival, THE DIGGER  (NEW VISON Award

Desires and necessities New incorporations, MACBA - Barcelona, Spain 

Home Works 7, Ashkal Alwan - Beirut, Lebanon 

kurz / dust, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle - Warsaw, Poland 

A Space is a Space is a Space, Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ - Berlin, Germany 

Moving Image, Malmö Konsthall, Germany 

The Migrant (Moving) Image - Rotterdam, Holland 

Southern Panorama, VideoBrasil - São Paulo, Brazil (Award for The Disquiet

La città che sale / The City Rises - BID PROJECT SPACE, Milan, Italy 

Bruges Triennial - Bruges, Belguim 

Space Between Our Fingers - Apexart exhibition, Beirut 

Lest the Two Seas Meet, Warsaw Museum of Modern Art - Poland 

Mare Medi Terra Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma - Spain 

The Skin Off Our Time, CACSA: Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia - Adelaide, Australia 

Open Rhapsody: A Journey into Photography and Video Collections, Beirut Exhibition Center - Lebanon 

Du paradis à l’enfer… Tapis volants et drones, Villa Empain - Fondation Boghossian - Brussels, Belguim

2014 . 

Songs of Loss and Songs of Love, Gwangju Museum of Art - South Korea 

Helsinki Photography Biennial (Commissioned project) - Helsinki, Finland 

Indie-Lisboa, International Independent Film Festival (Competition) - Lisbon, Portugal 

Ann Arbor Film Festival (Competition) - Michigan, USA 

ZKM - Center for Art and Media - Karlsruhe, Germany 

A-I-R Laboratory - Centre for Contemporary Art (Residency) - Warsaw, Poland 

AFAC Film Festival - Beirut, Lebanon 

Afteratlas exhibition (Georges Didi-Huberman and Arno Gisinger) - Beirut Art Center, Lenanon


2013 .

Dubai International Film Festival - UAE 

Yallay Art Space, Archi-Texture - Hong Kong 

VideoBrasil, Southern Panorama - São Paulo, Brazil 

University of California - Santa Cruz, Unfixed Itineraries - Santa Cruz, USA 

Beirut Art Center, Dream-Machine - Beirut, Lebanon 

Toronto International Film Festival - Toronto, Canada 

Art Gallery of South Australia, Shifting Sands - Sydney + Adelaide, Australia 

International Documentary and Short Film Festival - Kosovo 

Yapi Kredi Cultural Center, Transition Project - Istanbul, Turkey 

Home Works 6 Exhibition, Ashkal Alwan - Beirut, Lebanon 

Le Sept/Cinq, Collections / Collection - Paris, France 

Alwan Film Festival - New York, USA 

Art Dubai - Dubai, UAE 

The Hatch, Selected artist at Art Dubai - UAE 

Art Paris Art Fair - Paris, France 

San Francisco International Film Festival - USA 

Oberhausen International Film Festival - Germany 

Berlin International Film Festival - Germany 

Rotterdam International Film Festival - The Netherlands

2012 .

MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York

Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Doha, Qatar
Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
FIDMarseille, Marseille France
Beirut Art Fair, Beirut Exhibition Center, Lebanon
Beirut II, CAP (Contemporary Art Platfom), Kuwait
Dégagements...la Tunisie 1 an après, Institut du Monde arabe, Paris
41st Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam


2011 .

Southern Panorama, VideoBrasil – SECS, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Makan Art Space, Amman, Jordan
Beirut Ô Beirut, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Exposure, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut, Kunsthalle, Vienne, Autriche
1 an déjà, Galerie Imane Farès, Paris, France


2010 .

Co_incidences, Galerie Imane Farès, Paris, France
Artist to artist 2010, The Delfina Foundation, London, UK


2009 .

Fiction in Action, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
A Fantasy For Alain Kaprow Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt


2008 .

Home Works IV: A Forum on Cultural Practices, Beirut, Lebanon
Esto no es una exposición at Huarte Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Espagne


2007 .

Pavilion of Lebanon - Venice Biennale, Italy
Port Izmir Festival, Izmir, Turkey
Beirut Stories, Majestic Petra Festival, Jordan
Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburg, UK
Festival Paris Cinéma, Paris, France
In Focus, Tate Modern, London, UK
Mostravideo, Instituto Itaú Cultural Belo Horizonte, Brazil
The Karma of War, SUNY Stony Brook, NY, U.S.A.
Image-thought, Belo Horizonte, Brazil


2006 .

Out of Beirut, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK
Kunst-Werke Berlin E.V., Institute For Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Kasa Galerie, Istambul, Turkey
Dictionary of War, Munich, Germany


2005 .

Manifesta - Amsterdam, Holland
VideoBrazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
18ème Instants Video: De la puissance de la mémoire, Soirée présentée par: magazine Bref
Video libanaise: entre fiction et réalité, Théâtre Le TARMAC de la Villette, Paris
Diskurs 05, European festival for young performing arts, Giessen, Germany
Festival des Instants Video Numériques et Poétiques, Marseille, France
Home Works III : A Forum on Cultural Practices, Beirut, Lebanon
KunstFilmBiennale Köln, Germany
Medien und Architektur Biennale Graz, Austria
 

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