In partnership with BMW Middle East, this month’s Art Dubai portrait tells the background story of Tunisian artist Nadia Kaabi-Linke, known for her time and site specific works, across a range of media.
The art of Nadia Kaabi-Linke is related to places and their histories; it is as time-specific as it is site-specific. Across her work are constellations of cultural and historical, social and political contexts that refer to certain places or to coincidental events. Making use of many different media, artefacts, symbolisms and codes, her work is intertwined with socio-psychological topics: perception, memory, and geographically and politically constructed identities.
Kaabi-Linke was born in Tunis in 1978, and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tunis, and later at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Kaabi-Linke currently lives and works in Berlin. She is represented by Lawrie Shabibi Gallery (Dubai) and Experimenter (Kolkata).
Art Dubai Portraits is a film series that provides a short perspective into the lives and workspaces of artists that are connected to the fair through its programming or participating galleries. The Art Dubai Portraits are supported by BMW and produced in collaboration with Forward James Filmmakers.