Ibrahim El-Salahi


Ibrahim El-Salahi '
Vision of the Tomb' 1965, Museum for African Art, New York 
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Ibrahim El-Salahi was born in Omdurman, Sudan in 1930 and now lives and works in Oxford.

One of the most significant figures in African and Arab Modernism, Ibrahim El-Salahi’s ground-breaking work established a new visual vocabulary in Sudan, which arose from his own pioneering integration of Islamic, African, Arab and Western artistic traditions. His work has been shown at such venues as PS1, New York; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; and Haus der Kunst, Munich. He is represented in numerous private and public collections including the MoMA, New York; New National Gallery, Berlin; and Tate, London. He received the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship; the Order of Knowledge, Arts and Letters, Sudan; and the Honorary Award, Prince Claus Fund for Culture and  Development.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2016

Salon 94, New York, USA

The Armory Show, New York, USA

 

2015

Vigo Gallery, London, UK

Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey

Frieze, New York, USA

Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, UK

 

2014

Skoto Gallery, New York, USA

Vigo Gallery, London, UK

 

2012

Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist, Sharjah Museum, UAE/ Katara Curial Village foundation in Doha, QAT/ TATE London, UK

 

1992

Savannah Gallery, London

Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

 

1990

Iwalewa Haus der Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth

 

1984

Iwalewa Haus der Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth

 

1978

Maison de la culture, Reims

 

1974

Art Gallery, N.C.C.A.L, Kuwait

 

1972

Galerie Agysimba, Berlin

 

1969

Nommo Gallery, Kampala Camden Arts Centre, London

Institut français, Khartoum

 

1967

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

 

1965

Museum of Modern Art, New York

 

1963

Academy of Fine Art, Washington

Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Galerie Daberkow, Frankfurt am Main

 

1961

Mbari Gallery, Ibadan

 

1960

Grand Hotel Exhibition Hall, Khartoum

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Kaleidoscope, Modern Art Oxford, UK

 

2012

Meem Gallery, Dubai, UAE

 

2011

Interventions: a dialogue between the modern and contemporary /Mathaf – Arab Museum of Modern Art/ Doha

Summer Show, Skoto Gallery, New York

 

2004

Iwalewa Reload, Iwalewa Haus der Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth

 

1995

Seven Stories About Modern Art in Africa, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

 

1979

Moderne Kunst aus Afrika, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Berlin

 

1968

Sudanese Perspectives: A Selection of Contemporary Art, Middle East House, Washington

 

1965

New York World’s Fair, Sudan Pavillion, New York

 

 

 

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