Bani Abidi

The Artist Who


This book is not yet published, but will be available from December 2022.

ISBN: 9783775752886 Category:

Hatje Cantz Verlag


One of Pakistan’s most notable contemporary artists, Bani Abidi creates videos and multimedia works that interweave autobiographical fiction with socio-political commentary and satire. Her practice explores the sobering realities of the political conditions, bureaucracy, and urban infrastructure in Asia, exposing the absurdities emerging from the dysfunctionalities of everyday life. The Artist Who is the first monograph to look at the work of this Berlin-based Pakistani artist. Envisioned as an artist project, the publication explores notions of humor, playfulness and experimentation by engaging with forms of writing, design, printing, and assembly. Containing a documentation of artworks created over two decades as well as archival material and a rich selection of texts, it represents the wide range of relationships Abidi has fostered during this period.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 20 x 32 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 25 December 2022
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Bani Abidi, Hoor Al Qasimi, Saira Ansari, Sarnath Banerjee, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar, Natasha Ginwala, Abeera Kamran, Omar Kasmani, Adnan Madani, Huma Mulji, Hemant Sareen, and Adania Shibli
Dimensions 20 x 32 cm
Weight 300 g


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