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    Sale 2836

    Two in One; Contemporary Art from Witte de With & de Appel

    20 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 91

    Charif Benhelima (BELGIAN, B. 1967)

    Child I, II, III and IV (from the series Welcome to Belgium)

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    Charif Benhelima (BELGIAN, B. 1967)
    Child I, II, III and IV (from the series Welcome to Belgium)
    each signed 'Charif Benhelima' (on the backing), and dated and inscribed with title '2004' (on the frame)
    four fiber prints mounted on aluminum
    each: 27 x 20 cm.
    Executed in 2004. This work is a special benefit edition. (4)

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    Charif Benhelima lives and works in Antwerp and Berlin. His Polaroids and analog photography present highly personalized images that investigate notions of time, identity, memory/oblivion, document, and truth. Nominated for the Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography in 2008 (Harvard University/Peabody Museum), Benhelima's diverse aesthetic, formal, and conceptual research nevertheless composes a coherent and singular oeuvre. In 2005, Benhelima's work was shown at Witte de With as part of the group exhibition Monopolis - Antwerp, organized in collaboration with three contemporary art centres in Antwerp: MuHKA, Extra City, and Objectif Exhibitions. Solo exhibitions include Welcome to Belgium, Museum of Modern Art, Oostende (1999); Today's Heroes, Flanders House, London (2003); I was, I am - 1999-2002, Gallery Kusseneers, Antwerp (2004); Semites, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2005); Harlem on my mind, V-editie, Antwerp (2007); Roots I, Crown Gallery, Brussels (2008) and Roots II, The Bag Factory, Johannesburg (2009). Selected group shows include Mimsis, Extra City, Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp (2008); Ns, Museu da Repblica, Rio de Janeiro (2008); A Story of the Image: Visual Art as Visual Culture, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore (2009); Fading, Musee d'Ixelles, Brussels (2009); and upcoming Belgian SpotCentre for Culture and Contemporary Art, Bangkok (2010).

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