Kader Attia

Kader Attia Lives and works in Berlin. Born in 1970 into an Algerian family in Paris, Kader Attia studied both Philosophy and Fine Art in Paris.
Attia gained international recognition at the 50th Venice Biennale (2003) and at the Lyon Biennale (2005), where he exhibited the work ‘Flying Rats’, an installation of life-size, birdseed sculptures of children being devoured by a flock of pigeons.
Recent exhibitions include La Force de l’Art, the Paris Triennial and the Havana Biennale. In 2010, Attia will take part in the Sydney Biennial and the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship Program amongst other projects. Attia is also one of the winners of the 2010 Abraaj Capital Art Prize, an award granted specifically to artists working in the Middle East, North Africa or South Asia.