Kader Attia’s videos, installations, photographs and drawings are mostly inspired by his own life experience, and thus often refer to the difficult task of bridging different cultures. Frequently executed with objects dissociated from their original function, his work questions, in a rather direct fashion, the notions of uprooting, identity and religion as withdrawal into an exclusive community. Moreover, Attia continues his exploration of the myths and the poetry of emptiness/void.
He has also taken part in various biennales among which; the 50th Venice Biennale, the 8th Lyon Biennale, the Havana Biennale and the Sydney Biennale in 2010. Kader Attia was one of the winners of the Abraaj Art Capital Prize in 2009.