‘s photography and film investigates conceptions of ‘documents’ and ‘archives’ and their corresponding influence on politically and geographically complex issues. Expressionistic in style and long term in method, Wasif often experiments beyond tradition, testing the possibilities of fiction through a familiar documentary language.
2017 Jomin o Joban
, Project 88, Mumbai (IN). 2016 Land of Undefined Territories
, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka. 2015 In God We Trust
, 247 Gallery, Paris. 2012 Salt Water Tears
, Musée du sel, La Réunion (FR). 2010 Salt Water Tears
, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL). 2009 Salt Water Tears
, Prix Pictet, Mall Gallery, London.
2021 Land of Undefined Territories, Listening to the stones, Kunsthaus Dresden (DE). Seeds Shall Set Us Free II, Staple: What’s on your plate, Hayy Jameel, Jeddah (SA). 2020 Seeds Shall Set Us Free II, You and I don’t live in same planet, Taipei Biennale, Taipei (TW). 2019 Seeds Shall Set Us Free II, Cosmopolis #2: Rethinking the Human, Centre Pompidou, Paris. Spring Song, Homelands: Art from Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, Kettle Yard, Cambridge (UK). Machine Matters, Leaving the Echo Chamber, Sharjah Biennial 14, Sharjah (AE). Land of Undefined Territories, Undefined Territories. Perspectives on Colonial Legacies, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona (ES). 2018 Kheyal, 9th Asia Pacific Triennale of Contemporary art, Qagoma, Brisbane (AU). Machine Matter, A beast, a god, and a line, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw. Seeds Shall Set Us free, Bearing Points, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka. 2017 Land of Undefined Territories, Prix Pictet Space, V&A Museum, London. 2016 Land of Undefined Territories, The Eighth Climate (What does art do?), Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (KR). Land of Undefined Territories, An atlas of mirrors, Singapore Biennale, Singapore. 2016 In God We Trust, You Cannot Cross the Sea Merely by Staring at the Waves, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna.
Homelands: Art from Bangladesh, India & Pakistan
, exh.-cat., Kettle's Yard, Cambridge 2020.
Omer Kholeif, Making New Time
, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah 2019.
Wasif Munem, Belonging
, edition, Clémentine de la Féronnière, Paris 2013.
Wasif Munem, Larmes salées / Salty Tears
, Images Plurielles, Marseille 2011.
Wasif Munem, Kamra 1 & 2
, with Tanzim Wahab, Kamra, Dhaka 2011–2013.