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The 50 Most Exciting Artists in Europe Right Now, Part I

Kader Attia (born 1970 in France. Lives and works in Berlin and Algiers)

Attia’s explorations of the impact of Western culture and colonialism this year nabbed him the Marcel Duchamp Award and a show (alongside the final four nominees) at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Next year sees solo outings at MCA Sydney, and The Block Museum in Illinois, and gallery shows in NY and San Gimignano. It was his “bar and agora” La Colonie: a space dedicated to ideas, discussion and the breaking of bread that Attia opened with his partner Zico Selloum during FIAC, that secured him a place in our hearts in 2016.