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Ahlam Shibli
1970, Palestina
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Ahlam Shibli was born in 1970 in Palestine where she is currently based. She works there and at the places where she takes photographs.
Through a documentary aesthetics, the photographic work of Ahlam Shibli addresses the contradictory implications of the notion of home. It deals with the loss of home and the fight against that loss, but also with restrictions and limitations that the idea of home imposes on individuals and communities marked by repressive identity politics.
*Death*, Shibli’s latest photographic series, shows the efforts of Palestinian society to preserve the presence of those who lost their lives fighting against the occupation. The series contains a broad representation of the absent ones through photographs, posters, graves and graffiti displayed as a form of resistance against the colonial regime.

Ahlam Shibli’s works have been exhibited internationally and different publications have been devoted to them, among them Lost Time (Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2003), Trackers (Kunsthalle Basel and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2006), Trauma (Peuple et Culture Corrèze, Tulle, 2010), Go there, Eat the mountain, Write the past (Darat al Funun—The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman, 2011) and Phantom Home (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Jeu de Paume, Paris, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto and Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern).

10 years old

2007-2017: a history of the world told through the images of the Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Modena Collection

March 11 - April 30, 2017

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Strange Worlds

Works from the collection

July 9 - September 6, 2015

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Three True Stories

Zanele Muholi, Ahlam Shibli, Mitra Tabrizian

20th April | 23rd June 2013

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Breaking News

Contemporary photography from the Middle East and Africa

27th November | 13th March 2011

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Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.53), 2005
from the series “Trackers”
digital print
37 x 55,5 cm
© the artist

Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.54), 2005
from the series “Trackers”
digital print
37 x 55,5 cm
© the artist

Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.38), 2005
from the series”Trackers”
digital print
37 x 55,5 cm
© the artist

Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.37), 2005
from the series “Trackers”
digital print
37 x 55,5 cm
© the artist

Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.36), 2005
from the series “Trackers”
gelatin silver print
37 x 55,5 cm
© the artist

Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.40), 2005
from the series “Trackers”
gelatin silver print
37 x 55,5 cm
© the artist

Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.35), 2005
from the series “Trackers”
digital print
37 x 55,5 cm
© the artist

Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.34), 2005
from the series “Trackers”
gelatin silver print
37 x 55,5 cm
© the artist

Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.2), 2005
from the series “Trackers”
digital print
60 x 90 cm
© the artist

Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.55), 2005
from the series “Trackers”
digital print
37 x 55,5 cm
© the artist

Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.85), 2005
from the series “Trackers”
gelatin silver print
37 x 55,5 cm
© the artist

Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.83), 2005
from the series “Trackers”
digital print
37 x 55,5 cm
© the artist

Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.84), 2005
from the series “Trackers”
digital print
37 x 55,5 cm
© the artist

Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.82), 2005
from the series “Trackers”
digital prints
37 x 55,5 cm
© the artist

Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.41), 2005
from the series “Trackers”
digital print
90 x 60 cm
© the artist

Ahlam Shibli
Untitled (Trackers no.39), 2005
from the series “Trackers”
gelatin silver print
37 x 55,5 cm
© the artist