Hamdi Attia was born in Egypt in 1964. He lives and works between the United States and Egypt.
Attia studied fine arts in both Cairo and Rome and received his MFA at the University of Pennsylvania. His work examines the relationship between cartography, geography, the body, and power. It engages an experimental vocabulary using video and mapping as well as drawings and sculpture. The noble failure of trying to make sense of contemporary life reproduces itself in his practice, creating a successful platform for anti-idealism. Given the tools of this platform, Attia is interested in reconfiguring romanticized sociopolitical, cultural, or personal products and thoughts by addressing how they diverge and overlap. A part of his research focuses on analyzing the construction of geographic realities and addresses the translation of a fictional world into political geography as an object of the all-powerful gaze of the cartographer. By making maps of an imaginary parallel world, he is addressing the arbitrary nature of maps, borders, and the modern nation-state.
The following conditions of sale describe the relationship between the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA and the buyers, prospective buyers, and bidders for the Keyword: Palestine II Art Exhibition and Auction which will begin on March 2nd, 2020, and end on December 31st, 2020. By using this website to buy, bid, or inquire about any artwork, you agree to be bound by these conditions.
When you place a bid on any artwork, you are accepting personal liability for the purchase price, any applicable taxes, any and all shipping and packing costs, and all other applicable charges. Any artwork bought by residents of the District of Columbia will be subjected to a 6% sales tax on the market value of the artwork. All U.S. resident buyers can claim tax deductions on amounts that exceed the market value of the artwork. Market value of artwork is their starting value.
Bid winners can pick up the artwork they bought from the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA or have the Institute arrange for shipment, however, reiterating, that the buyer is responsible for all packing and shipment costs.
There will be ten (10) bidding cycles. Each cycle will close on the last day of the month at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (USA) at which time the highest bidder for the art will be notified of their winning bid.
Please note that all bids are final once submitted and may not be cancelled or modified by you, except with our express written consent under circumstances that we consider appropriate at our sole discretion. Please also note that all sales are final.