Born in Senegal, raised in Kuwait by resistance fighters during the invasion, and currently based in New York, Fatima Al Qadiri is a brilliantly inquisitive and conceptually inclined visual artist, curator and electronic composer.
She makes art and music inspired by cultures from around the world, all while retaining a sharp, sensitive touch. In her music she displays a remarkable ability to draw from and switch between several dance-music modes.
Her releases range from juke to ‘90s-era Gregorian trance, from hip hop and dubstep to electro-tropicalia. Her EP ‘Genre-Specific Xperience’ was accompanied by music videos involving religion, technology, and the isolation of the Internet made in collaboration with other artists. Al Qadiri has recently connected with Kode9’s Hyperdub label, where she released the album ‘Asiatisch’ in 2014, mixing Chinese, Kuwaiti and western influences.
Al Qadiri has performed and exhibited at Sonar, ICA, Rotterdam Film Festival, Triennale di Milano, Share Conference, Marrakech Biennale, Sultan Gallery, New Museum, Pitchfork Presents AlteredZones, MoMA P.S.1, Performa, Art Dubai, Tate Modern, The Kitchen and The Armory amongst other events and spaces. She’s written for influential art and fashion journals Bidoun, Frieze and DIS.