Lida Abdu (Afghanistan)

Kabul, 1973.
Born in Afghanistan a few years before the Soviet invasion, she lives and works in Los Angeles and Kabul. The first artist of her country to represent Afghanistan at the 51st edition of the Venice Biennale in 2005, she was then selected to participate in numerous other Biennales: São Paulo Biennial 2006; Gwangju Biennial 2006; Moscow Biennial 2007; Sharjah Biennial 2007; Göteborg Biennial 2007. Her work has also been presented at: Istanbul Modern; Kunsthalle Vienna; Museum of Modern Art Arnhem, Netherlands; Miami Central; ICA Toronto; ZKM Karlsruhe; Capc Bordeaux; CAC Centre d’Art Contemporain de Brétigny; Frac Lorraine, Metz; Musée Chagall, Nice; Tate Modern, London; MOMA, New York; Location One, New York; OK Centrum for Contemporary Art, Linz; Western Front Exhibitions, Vancouver; Centre A, Vancouver; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Royal Academy of Arts, London; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne; Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem; Louis Vuitton Espace, Paris; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris. She has won the Taiwan Award (2005), the Premio Pino Pascali and the Prince Claus Award (2006), as well as the UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts (2007).
Her work appears in numerous public and private collections, including the Frac Lorraine - Metz, GAM - Torino, the Fondation Louis Vuitton - Paris and the MOMA - New York.