Installation view: Anna Boghiguian

Installation view:
Anna Boghiguian
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Rivoli Torino, 2017
September 19 – January 7, 2018
Photo Renato Ghiazza

Anna Boghiguian was born in 1946 in Cairo, Egypt. She studied political science at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and Arts and Music at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. In September of this year, her extensive solo exhibition opened in Castello di Rivoli. Beginning of 2017 she had a solo show in INDEX - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation and 2016 in Carré d’Art in Nimes. In recent years, her works have been part of numerous international group exhibitions, including Centro dos de Mayo, Madrid (2016), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2015), the Armenian Pavillion at the Venice Biennial (2015), Istanbul Biennial (2015), New Museum, New York (2014), São Paolo Biennial (2014) and Documenta 13, Kassel (2012). Her works are part of important international collections as MoMA, New York; Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi, The Art Institute of Chicago; Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Torino, among others.


Born in Cairo, Egypt 


Selected Solo Exhibitions


Anna Boghiguian, Bait Al Serkal, Sharjah Arts Square, Sharjah, UAE

Anna Boghiguian, Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli
Woven Winds, INDEX-The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm
Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection, MoMA, New York

A Walk in the Unconscious, Carré d'Art, Nimes, France

Cities by the Rivers, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Montreal

Anna Boghiguian, I heard of myths but I understood I have to free myself from it but how, when, and where, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut

Unstructured Diary for an Autobiography, daad gallery, Berlin

A Poet on the Edges of History, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin

A Journey to Cavafy’s Alexandria, Benaki Museum, Athens

Hand in Hand, Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul

Péres, Kasr el Basha and Centre Culturel Français, Gaza, PLE & CCF of Amman

Safar Khan Gallery, Cairo 

Poemata Constantin Cavafy Handpainted books, Cavafy House, Alexandria

drawings and painting on Constantin Cavafy, Espace Karim Francis, Cairo 

from wax images to Indian tales , Mashrabiya Gallery, Cairo

Paradise lost, Dare-Dare, Montreal


Selected Group Exhibitions


The Restless Earth, La Triennale di Milano, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milano

THE UNFAITHFUL REPLICA, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid
SITE Sante Fe, USA

Positions #2, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Venice Biennial, Armenian Pavilion, Venice
Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
Sharjah Biennial, UEA
Gallery 3010, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut
How to (…) things that don’t exist – an exhibition developed out of the 31st São Paulo Biennial, Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

Tagore's Post Office, nGbK, Berlin
Anna Boghiguian – Taysir Batniji, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut
Here and Elsewhere,
New Museum, New York
Biennial de São Paulo, Brazil
1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art,
Cartagena, Colombia

Anna Boghiguian, INIVA, London
Cross-border. Künstlerinnen der Gegenwart aus dem arabischen Mittelmeerraum, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany  

dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel 

Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah 

11th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul 

In the Middle of the Middle – curated by Catherine David, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut 

Biennale of Thessaloniki with Catherine David, Thessaloniki, Greece 

Contemporary Arab Representation, Rotterdam; Barcelona; Umea, Sweden; Granada, Spain 

Rare books library - a collection of artist books, American University, Cairo 

Cavafy, Gallery Athanor, Marseille

Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto 

Festival des Allumées, Nantes, France 





Les images de ganges par fata morgana, Institute du monde arabe children's books, Paris, France
A series of exhibitions on artist books, France  

Bibliotheque national les manuscript arabe, Paris, France
Rare books library, artist books American University, Cairo, Egypt 

Les Images du Nil, Poem and Watercolour, Fata Morgana, limited edition of 30 books, Montpellier, France 

Constantine P. Cavafy's poems - Fata Morgana, handpainted books. Limited edition 



Works in public collections:


Neue Galerie Kassel, Germany; Institut du monde arabe Paris, France; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, UAE; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France; Musée Carre d'Art, Nîmes, France.