Interview: Ibrahim Quraishi

Ibrahim QuraishiIbrahim Quraishi is a conceptual artist, writer, director and choreographer. A graduate from Columbia University, and a former student of Edward W. Said, he has been collaborating with artists as diverse as DJ Spooky, Vijay Iyer, Komar & Melamid, and Valery Gergiev. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, as well as multiple Rockefeller Fellowships and Arts International Grants.

In this interview we talk with Quraishi about his installation Islamic Violins, his contribution to DJ Spooky’s recent book Sound Unbound, and his interest in exploring film work.

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One Response to “Interview: Ibrahim Quraishi”

  1. KadmusArts Artist News » Blog Archive » Quraishi’s Explosive Violins
    June 22nd, 2009 12:53
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    [...] Conceptual artists Ibrahim Quraishi is presenting a mini version of the performance installation ‘Islamic Violins’ at the CBK Dordrecht, The Netherlands on June 26th. The piece, like much of Quraishi’s work deals with politically charged topics, and in this case the piece is charged with small explosives. Ibrahim Quraishi KadmusArts Podcast with Ibrahim Quraishi [...]

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