In his practice, Shadi Habib Allah (b. 1977, Jerusalem, Palestine; lives and works New York) is interested opening up suggestive modes of navigation across circulation networks of people, technologies, objects, images and economy to examine ideas of use and value and the structures that hold them in place. Working across film, sculpture and drawing to installation, each project defines its own terms based on research and physical engagement. He received an MFA from Columbia University (2010), following a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (2003).
His work has been exhibited at the Palestine c/o Venice at the Venice Biennale (2009), Art Statements Art Basel 43 (2012), and the New Museum Triennial (2015) amongst others. Exhibitions include ‘Biscuits and Green Sox Maaike’ at Reena Spaulings, New York (2016); ‘30KG Shine’ at Rodeo Gallery, London (2015); ‘Empire State’, curated by Norman Rosenthal & Alex Gartenfeld, at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome and at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2013); ‘Frozen Lakes’, at Artists Space (2013), New York; and ‘Nouvelles Vagues’, curated by Jason Waite and Antonia Alampi, at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013). His Films have screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Courtisane Festival Belgium and the 40th Norwegian Film Festival.
He was twice awarded 2nd Prize for the Young Artist Award from the A.M. Qattan Foundation, and has attended residencies at Cittadelarte, Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, Italy), Gasworks and Delfina Foundation (London, UK). He was nominated for the Luma Award 2011 and was the 2012 recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award.