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Tarek Al-Ghoussein Biography

Tarek Al-Ghoussein was born in Kuwait in 1962. He received his BFA (Photography) from New York University in 1985 and his MA (Photography) from the University of New Mexico in 1989. As a Kuwaiti of Palestinian origin, much of Tarek’s work deals with how his identity is shaped in a context of inaccessibility and loss. His work explores the boundaries between landscape photography, self-portraiture and performance art.

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Tarek is currently a Professor of Visual Art at the NYU Abu Dhabi. His solo shows include Al Sawaber, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2017); K Files, CAP Kuwait, Kuwait (2017); K Files and Sawaber Series, Nevada Museum of Art, USA (2016); K Files, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2014); E Series, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece (2011); A Retrospective: Works from 2003–2010, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE (2010).

His work has been shown in group shows including Negotiating The Future: 6th Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung City, Taiwan (2017); The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, UAE (2017); Presence: Reflections on the Middle East, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Center for Visual Art, CO, USA (2017); View from Inside: Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mix Media, Emirates Palace Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2015); FotoFest 2014 Biennial, The 15th International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art, Houston, USA (2014); How Green Was My Valley, Whitebox Art Space, New York, USA (2014); Lost in Landscape, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy (2014); Photoquai, Photography Biennial, Paris, France (2013); The Blue Route, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium (2013); From Palestine with Hope, Art Space, London, UK (2013); Safar/Voyage, Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, Canada (2013); Mind and Body, DUCTAC, Dubai, UAE (2013) and The National Pavilion of Kuwait 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2013).

Tarek’s works are collected by museums worldwide including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Freer I Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian, Washington D.C.; Nevada Museum of Art; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; British Museum, London; the Royal Museum of Photography in Copenhagen; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; the Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; the Sharjah Biennial Collection, UAE; the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, UAE; and the New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Tarek lives and works in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Text courtesy The Third Line.

Farah Al Qasimi, Curtain Shop (2019) (detail). Archival inkjet print. 102 x 76 cm. Courtesy The Third Line. 

Tarek Al-Ghoussein Featured Artworks

Sawaber 3052 by Tarek Al-Ghoussein contemporary artwork
Tarek Al-GhousseinSawaber 3052, 2015–2016Digital print
100 x 150 cm
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Al Sawaber 3525 by Tarek Al-Ghoussein contemporary artwork
Tarek Al-GhousseinAl Sawaber 3525, 2015–2017Digital print
100 x 150 cm
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Al Sawaber 3525 by Tarek Al-Ghoussein contemporary artwork
Tarek Al-GhousseinAl Sawaber 3525, 2015–2017Digital print
100 x 150 cm
The Third Line Enquire about this work

Tarek Al-Ghoussein Current Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, There Is Fiction In The Space Between at The Third Line, Dubai
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23 March–31 May 2020 Group Exhibition There Is Fiction In The Space Between The Third Line, Dubai

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