Alia Syed lives between London and Glasgow. She has been making experimental films for over 25 years and was shortlisted for the Jarman Award in 2015. Syed’s films have been shown at numerous institutions around the world including, Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2012 -13, 5th Moscow Biennale (2013); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010); Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2009); XV Sydney Biennale (2006); Hayward Gallery, London (2005); Tate Britain, London (2003); Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, Scotland (2002) Syed’s films have also been the subject of several solo exhibitions at Talwar Gallery in New York and New Delhi.
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