Iman Issa

Adjunct Instructor - Film/Video

Iman Issa (born 1979, Cairo) is an artist based in Cairo and New York. Her group and solo exhibitions include Trapped in Amber: Angst for a Reenacted Decade, UKS, Oslo (2009), 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008), Cairoscape, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin (2008), Making Places, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (2008), Look Around, Arte Ricambi, Verona (2008), Memorial to the Iraq War, ICA, London (2007), Philip, Project Art Center, Dublin (2006), and Mediterraneo, MACRO, Rome (2004). Her video work has been screened at several venues including Tate Modern, London, Spacex, Exeter, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, and Bidoun Artists Cinema.

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