The Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award Exhibition
Alia Farid is the recipient of the Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award 2023. Here she is at the opening of her exhibition Elsewhere at Chisenhale Gallery in London in November 2023.
Photo: Genevieve Reeves / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
Alia Farid is the third recipient of The Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award. The Kuwaiti-Puerto Rican artist works with a variety of different media, including textiles, film and sculpture.
Alia Farid's complex work mediates between the past and the present and, in a poetic processing, draws out omitted histories that push against standard narratives. She explores questions of conflict and control and how power and violence are inflicted on nature and people.
We are proud to welcome Alia Farid into the Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award Programme and present her work in Norway and the Nordic for the first time.
Alia Farid (b.1985) lives and works in Kuwait and Puerto Rico. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from la Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico (San Juan), a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the Visual Arts Program in MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies and Critical Theory from the Programa d’Estudis Independents MACBA (Barcelona). Farid is a 2023-24 Radcliffe Institute Fellow.