b. 1962, Egypt
Susan Hefuna, b.1962, New York, lives and works in Cairo, Egypt; Dusseldorf, Germany and New York, USA.
Major exhibitions include; Reflections, Contemporary Art of Middle East and North Africa, The British Museum, London, UK (2021 – upcoming); Susan Hefuna: Crossroads (solo), Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany (2020); Susan Hefuna: Thought (solo), Pi Artworks London, London Collective on Vortic Collect, UK; Global(e) Resistance, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2020); Textiles (solo), Pi Artworks London, UK (2019); Climbing Through the Tide, Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis, Tunesia (2019); But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, Galleria d'Arte Moderna Milano, Italy (2018); Long Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition, Katonah Museum of Art, New York, USA (2018); TOGATHER (solo), Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, UK (2017); Sol LeWitt - A tribute (group), Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag, The Netherlands (2016); Imperfect Chronology, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2016); Susan Hefuna: Crossroads 2002-2015 (solo), Pi Artworks London, UK (2016); But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise, Guggenheim New York, USA (2016); The Strange and the Familiar (solo), UBS Schloss Wolfsberg, Switzerland (2015); Contemporary Art of the Middle East, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA (2015); Susan Hefuna: Another Place (solo), Sharjah Art Foundation, Bait Al Serkal, Sharjah (2014); Buildings (solo), Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany (2014); Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York, USA (2014); Nouvelles Vagues- Champs Elysees, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2013); On the Edgware Road, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (2012); Edgware Road@Cairo 2010/1431 (solo), The Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (2010); On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2010); Fare Mondi, 53rd Venice Biennial, Italy (2009); and The Jameel Art Prize, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK (2009).
Public collections include; Tate Modern, London, UK; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, UAE; Guggenheim NY, USA; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA; LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), CA, USA; The Louvre Museum, Paris, France; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE; Barjeel Art Foundation Collection, UAE, British Museum, UK and Victoria and Albert Museum, UK.
Hefuna's work is documented in a three volume publication, Pars Pro Toto, by curator Hans Ulrich Obrist released in 2008-2014.