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Zineb Sedira Holds First US Solo-Exhibition "Voice-Over" at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Zineb Sedira, “Standing Here Wondering Which Way to Go”, 2019 (Detail of the installation “Way of Life”). © Zineb Sedira/ ADAGP, Paris, 2019.

In Voice-Over, her first  solo-exhibition in the United States, the French-Algerian artist Zineb Sedira will create a new iteration for Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art of Standing Here Wondering Which Way to Go, an installation first shown at the Jeu de Paume in Paris in 2019. 

Zineb Sedira  has explored her relationship to memory, post-coloniality, and transnational identity in her artistic practice for over 25 years. 

The installation presented in Phoenix is inspired by the 1969 Pan-African Festival of Algiers—a key historical event that marked Algeria’s important role in various liberation movements in Africa along with a worldwide 1960s political, anti-imperialist, utopian consciousness—and the eponymous William Klein documentary film of the event.

Zineb Sedira will be the first artist of African descent to represent France at the 2022 Venice Biennale.

Voice-over is curated by French-American curator Dr. Natasha Boas.


See the inspiration behind Sedira's installation by catching the virtual screening of William Klein's Algiers Pan-African Festival Fri, May 7 - Sun, May 9, 2021 here

Learn more about Zineb Sedira and Voice-Over in this interview hosted by French-American curator Dr. Natasha Boas