Renowned artist and photographer Youssef Nabil and PAMM Assistant Curator Jennifer Inacio sat down in conversation to discuss the artist's previous works and his video I Saved My Belly Dancer (2015).
Youssef Nabil is a renowned artist and photographer, born in Cairo, Egypt in 1972, he lives and works in New York. He has been showing his work internationally in solo exhibitions at venues including The Villa Medici, Rome; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City; Savannah College of Art and Design, GA; Nathalie Obadia Gallery, Paris; The Third Line Gallery, Dubai; Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris and Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles.
Group exhibitions at venues including The Centre Pompidou, Paris; The British Museum, London; Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA; Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver; La Maison Rouge, Paris; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle; Galeria Leme, São Paulo; Aperture Foundation, New York; Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki; North Carolina Museum of Art; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Biennale of the Visual Arts of Santa Cruz; Kunstmuseum, Bonn; Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla and Centre de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona.
Nabil's work is part of various international public collections including Collection François Pinault, Paris; LACMA Museum, Los Angeles; The Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris; Sindika Dokolo Foundation, Luanda; the joint collection of The British Museum and The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; the Guggenheim Museum, Abu Dhabi;The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York and Pérez Art Museum in Miami.
Three monographs have been published on Youssef Nabil's work – Sleep in My Arms (Autograph ABP and Michael Stevenson, 2007), I Won't Let You Die (Hatje Cantz, 2008) and Youssef Nabil (Flammarion, 2013)