Kader Attia (b. 1970, France), grew up in both Algeria and Paris, and reflects on aesthetics and ethics of different cultures. He explores the repercussions of Western modern cultural hegemony and colonialism on non-Western cultures, investigating identity politics of historical and colonial eras, from tradition to modernity, in the light of our globalized world, of which he creates a genealogy. He was recently part of the Biennale of Dakar, dOCUMENTA(13), ‘Performing Histories’ at MoMA, and nominated to Duchamp price.
Attia's work is part of the exhibition Finnish Landscapes - Contemporary Art at Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, curated by Joanna Warsza.