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Voice-Over: Zineb Sedira
On view through January 30, 2022
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)
Scottsdale, Arizona

London-based French-born Algerian artist Zineb Sedira has been mining her relationship to memory, post-coloniality, and transnational identity in her artistic practice for over 25 years. Born in Paris in 1963 to Algerian immigrant parents and raised in what is considered the “racial other” suburbs (banlieus) of Paris, Sedira went on to graduate from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and the Slade School of Art in London, where she was influenced by Stuart Hall, British cultural studies and the Black Arts Movement.

In her solo-exhibition “Voice-Over,” Zineb Sedira creates a new iteration for SMoCA of “Standing Here Wondering Which Way to Go,” an installation first shown at the Jeu de Paume in Paris in 2019. Sedira will be the first artist of African descent to represent France at the 2022 Venice Biennale.

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[Image: Installation view of Zineb Sedira, “The End of the Road,” 2010 , on view May 8, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022 at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). Photo credit: Claire A. Warden]