Ania Soliman is an Egyptian/Polish/American artist who grew up in Baghdad and is currently based in Paris.
Her research-based practice focuses on relationships, both real and imaginary, between nature and technology. Anchored in line drawing and using processes of mapping, tracing, coloring, lettering, effacing, and embellishing, she transforms source materials into layered works that often represent conflicting ideas working themselves out.
Her visually diverse but conceptually related bodies of work respond to the experience of living in digital space—mapping its discontinuities, subliminal networks, cultural mashups, and viral repetitions.
Recently, under the impact of the pandemic, she has begun working with more personal narratives, everyday experience, and social media, connecting her research interests to the experience of growing up between the Middle East and Cold War Poland.
Ania Soliman’s work has been exhibited at the Kunstaus Bregenz (2020), the Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2018), the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg (2016), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp (2015), the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015), the Museum der Kulturen in Basel (2014), the Whitney Biennial (2010), and the Drawing Center in New York (2000 and 2020), among other venues. She studied at Harvard College and Columbia University before participating in the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2010, she was awarded the Laurenz-Haus residency in Basel.