ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, 09|17|2011 – 02|05|2012
Yara El-Sherbini
* 1978 in London (GB), lives and works in London

Artist Statement

Yara El-Sherbini’s work challenges the boundaries of traditional exhibition spaces and uses humor to engage viewers in a playful process through which social and political systems of power and influence are poignantly exposed. Language as an imperfect tool, which is often used to manipulate knowledge and to shape social consciousness, is a recurring theme in her work, while familiar formats such as popular games and socially interactive settings are devices El-Sherbini often uses to invite the viewer to look at contemporary society in a new light.

A Rather Trivial Pursuit

A Rather Trivial Pursuit, 2008
participative Mixed-Media-Installation, 10 × 30 × 30 cm, produced in collaboration with The Delfina Foundation, courtesy La Caja Blanca