Hamdi Attia

Egypt 1964. Lives and works in Chicago.

Hamdi Attia’s experimental approach explores associations and misrepresentations, and calls critical attention to the artist’s role within society. In the collaborative and multistage project World Map, developed since 2004, Hamdi Attia analyzes the construction of geographic realities and proposes what comes across as a projection of other possibilities. In Archipelago, A World Map, the visual elements are inspired by the fluidity of transitional geopolitical realities that are simultaneously ultra-controlled.

In 2013, Attia created and installed Archipelago, A World Map III on the boundary wall of the Headquarters of The Khalid Shoman Foundation.