Mounir Fatmi constructs visual spaces and linguistic games that aim to free the viewer from their preconceptions of politics and religion, and allows them to contemplate these and other subjects in new ways. His videos, installations, drawings, paintings and sculptures bring to light our doubts, fears and desires.They directly address the current events of our world, and serve to both clarify the origins and symptoms of global issues, as well as speak to those whose lives are affected by specific events.
Mounir Fatmi’s work has been exhibited in the Migros Museum für Gegenwarskunst, Zuerich, Switzerland, the Museum Kunst Palast, Duesseldorf, Germany, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo Japan. He also recently participated in the Gwangju Biennial, Korea, and the 2nd Seville Biennial, Spain.
In 2006 he was awarded the Grand Prize at the 7th Dakar Biennial, and his work will be included in the 2007 1st Luanda Triennial in Angola, 8th biennial of Sharjah and the 52nd biennial of Venice.
In 2008, he was part of the program Paradise Now! Essential French Avant-Garde Cinema 1890-2008 at the Tate Modern in London. He participated in the exhibition Flow, at the Studio Museum Harlem, in New York and at the exhibition Traces du Sacré, at the Centre Georges Pompidou, in Paris.