"2021 National Gallery Artist in Residence: Ali Cherri" by Priyesh Mistry

2021 National Gallery Artist in Residence: Ali Cherri Priyesh Mistry, Daniel Herrmann, Martin Roberts

Publication date:
22 Feb 2022
National Gallery London
120 pages: 267 x 229mm
70 color illus.

The National Gallery’s second Artist in Residence is Ali Cherri (b. 1976), the Lebanon-born artist based in Beirut and Paris. Known for his sculptures, films and installations, Cherri is interested in the aesthetics, practices and politics associated with the museum classification and collecting of objects, animals, images, and their narratives. 
The first survey of Cherri’s work in English, this book will give an overview of the artist’s archaeological approach to the heritage of objects by investigating their relationships to history, society and nature. It will introduce Cherri to a broad audience and document his journey from the beginning of his residency to the production and display of the final work at the National Gallery in the autumn of 2021, followed by the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in spring 2022.

Priyesh Mistry is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Projects at the National Gallery, London. 

The National Gallery, London 
(February 15, 2021–May 8, 2022)

The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry