Mounir Fatmi, Maximum Sensation 52, 2010,
Skateboard and prayer rugs, 10 x 21 x 83 cm. Courtesy the artist and Lawrie Shabibi
Mounir Fatmi, Maximum Sensation 52, 2010, Skateboard and prayer rugs, 10 x 21 x 83 cm. Courtesy the artist and Lawrie Shabibi  

Mounir Fatmi constructs visual spaces and linguistic games to address prominent forces such as power, politics and religion. His work deals with the desecration of religious objects, deconstruction and the end of dogmas and ideologies. Fatmi is particularly interested in the idea of the death of the object of consumption; an idea he applies to photocopier machines, antenna cables and VHS cassettes, as well as obsolete languages and political movements.

He is the recipient of the Cairo Biennial Prize (2010), the Uriöt Prize, Amsterdam and the Grand Prize Leopold Sedar Senghor of the 7th Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar (2006). His work is held in several collections including Fondation Louis Vuitton Pour la Création, Paris; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; MMP+, The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts, Marrakech; Museum of the ONA Foundation, Casablanca; Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Rijksakademie Collection, Amsterdam; Koč Foundation, Istanbul and the Brooklyn Museum, New York.