Munem Wasif

Munem Wasif’s photography and film investigates complex social and political issues with a humanistic language, by getting close to the people, physically and psychologically, and dealing with multiple questions and contradictions. He is especially interested in the concepts of “documents” and “archives,” and how such concepts influence how politically and geographically complex issues are addressed. Wasif’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Whitechapel Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Gwangju Biennial, Singapore Biennial, and Sharjah Biennial. Wasif was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany (2020–21). He was a regular curator for the Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography (editions VIII–X) and will co-curate the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie in Mannheim in 2024.

Last updated 2 Feb 2024