Zineb Sedira’s art is one of rare generosity. Using her own history of migration as the starting point for each artistic journey she embarks upon, Sedira conveys the political through the personal.
Born in Paris to Algerian parents who immigrated to France in the early 1960s, she moved to London in 1986, when she was in her early 20s and remains there today. The experience of immigration and travel so deeply embedded in her family’s personal history has since informed the artist’s work. A Brief Moment, her current exhibition at Jeu de Paume, is a testament to this autobiographical approach. Encompassing various media, such as film, video, installation, and photography, the exhibition showcases works from 1998 to the present, including a large, site-specific installation that Sedira created especially for the show.