Anna Boghiguian (b. 1946, Cairo) grew up in Cairo and studied economics and political science at the local American university. She moved to Montreal to study art and music. Boghiguian’s work first came to international attention in 2012 at dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel. In 2015 Boghiguian received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale. Subsequently invited to exhibit at numerous international museums and art institutes, she has shown work at the biennials in Sharjah (2011), Istanbul (2015), Venice (2015), Santa Fe (2016), Sydney (2019) and at Manifesta 13 in Marseille (2020). Over the past five years, Anna Boghiguian has created solo exhibitions for Carré d’Art, Nîmes (2016), Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2017), New Museum, New York (2017), Museum der Moderne, Salzburg (2018); Tate St. Ives (2019) and The Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Belgium (2021). A solo exhibition of her work was presented very recently at Kunsthaus Bregenz (2022).
Her work is included in the collections of, among others, Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; and the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum, both in New York.
To the Lighthouse, 2019
Acrylic on metal
17 parts : 21.4 x 797 cm / 8.4 x 313.8 inches 6 parts : 45 x 13.5 cm / 17.7 x 5.3 inhes
The Dinner Table, 2023
Acrylic, wax, glitter on vegetal fiber cloth and cut-out paper
In search of a brush, 2023
Acrylic and glitter on cut-out paper, metal and wooden base
Paper cut-out dimensions : 153 x 112 cm / 60.2 x 44 inches
Conversations with Clarice Lispector around «The Passion According to G.H.», 2019
Cutting and mixed media on paper, wooden base and metal