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Runa Islam (BANGLADESHI, B. 1970)


Runa Islam (BANGLADESHI, B. 1970)
aluminium and perspex lightbox
14 x 36.5 x 6 cm.
Executed in 1997. This work is number eight from an edition of fifty.
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Runa Islam studied at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (1997-1998) and Royal College of Art, London (2002-2004). Her film and video installations use overlapping layers of narrative to explore notions of truth and fiction, subjectivity and authorship. Islam installs her films in architectural configurations, frequently using two or three screens as a framing device. She has had solo exhibitions at White Cube, London (2001, 2005); MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2003); Camden Arts Centre, London (2005); UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2005); Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Malaga (2005); Serpentine Gallery, London (2006); Kunsthalle Bergen (2007); and MUMOK, Vienna (2008). She has participated in many group exhibitions including The British Art Show 5, Hayward Gallery touring exhibition (2000); Century City, Tate Modern, London (2001); Rapid Eye Movement, MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2003); Poetic Justice, 8th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2003); 51st Venice Biennial, Venice (2005); Around the World in Eighty Days, ICA, London (2006); and Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2007). In 2008 she was nominated for the Turner Prize.

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