Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
Bani Abidi is a contemporary artist whose recent group exhibitions include: 8th Berlin Biennial Berlin; Documenta 13, Kassel; No Country: Art from South and South East Asia, Guggenheim Museum, NY; The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. Her work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; The British Museum, London, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka and the Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas amongst others.
Memorial to Lost Words
In memory of more than a million Indian soldiers who served in the Great War (1914-1918) but are remembered–if ever–only for their valor and loyalty to the British crown. 70,000 Indian men died in the war and to date have not even made it as a footnote in the Imperial War Museum’s World War I exhibit. Abidi gleans from historical archives of letters and folk songs, in trying to imagine the complex world of longing, loss and displacement as was actually experienced by these young men.