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Dictators North by Northwest 3 parts make a hole La distinction ... Reality time 4 UnDerPresSUre Parle moi je t'écoute Fashion is art As it might, could, did happen Was Bourguiba, then Ben Ali, next? Multiplying the tenses Layered tense Pictures I wish I had

Sami Ben Larbi

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Born in 1972, Reims, France

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


2008   MFA in Sculpture/ Extended Media at VCU, Richmond, USA
2004   BFA in Ceramics, University of USAshington, Seattle, USA
1992   Baccalaureate in Math and Biology Paris, France

Solo Exhibitions:

2011   North by Northwest Erased and Reshot Oberhafen Kantine, Berlin, DE
2011   Place setting, TÄT, Berlin, DE
2008   Three Parts make a Hole, Terminal, Richmond, USA
2008   Multiplying the tenses,Kompact Living Space, Berlin, DE
2007   Pictures I wish I had, Page Bond Gallery Gallery, Richmond, USA
2007   Installation Parle moi je t'ecoute, Richmond, USA
2006   Installation Are We There Yet ?, Lawrimore Projects, Seattle, USA
2001   Installation Un De R Pres S Ure, Seattle, USA
2000   Installation Hart Gallery, CMA gallery, UW, USA
1999   Performance Easy Baby, CMA Gallery, UW, USA

Group Exhibitions:

2007   Company Picnic, Metro Space Gallery, Richmond, USA
2007   Introducing the Commonwealth Bricoleurs, Charlottesvile, USA
2007   Us and them, PlaySPACE, San francisco, USA
2006   Miami Aqua Art, Miami, USAL
2006   This is Gallery, Lawrimore Projects, Seattle, USA
2005   Ergonomicon, Consolidated works, Seattle, USA
2004   Presence, Bumbershoot festiUSAl, Seattle, USA
2003   YSA, HoUSArd House, Seattle, USA
2003   Fashion is Art, Bumbershoot festiUSAl, Seattle, USA
2001   Annual Ceramic Group Show, Seattle, USA
2000   Art Drill 2/2, group show, Consolidated Works, Seattle, USA
2000   Art Drill 1/1, group show, Seattle, USA
2000   Juried Group Show, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, UW, USA
2000   Ceramic group show, Emily Carr School of Design, Vancouver, BC
2000   Annual Ceramic Group Show, CMA Gallery, Seattle, USA
1999   Juried Group Show, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, UW, USA
1999   Annual Ceramic Group Show, CMA Gallery, UW, USA


2006   Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, New York, USA
2006   GAP grant, Artist Trust, Seattle, USA
2004   Artist Trust/WSAC Fellowship, Seattle, USA
2004   Seattle Arts and Cultural Affairs grant, Presence, Seattle, USA
2003   The Stranger Genius AUSArd, runner-up, Seattle, USA
2003   EDGE program, Artist Trust, Seattle, USA
2001   Dean's list, University of USAshington
2000   Winner, Noritake Scholarship
2000   Dean's list, University of USAshington (2)
1999   Dean's list, University of USAshington (2)
1999   1st Place, Juried Group Show, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, UW
1999   Winner, Noritake Scholarship
1998   Dean's list, University of USAshington (2)


2007   Curious,VCU press, 2007
2006   This is Gallery, Artweek, p. 22 Dec 06-Jan 07
2006   Wurm, Turns the absurd on its head, Seattle PI, 12-01-2006
2006   Studio, VCU Arts, Fall 2006, p. 4
2006   GAP profile, Artist Trust Recipient profile, 2006
2003   Genius AUSArds, The Stranger,Vol 13 No. 4, Oct 4-9 2003
2003   Fashion Statements, Seattle P-I, Section E, p. E1-E2, 08-29-2003
2003   Fashion is Art, Exhibition catalogue, Thread
2001   Emily Hall, Bio: Art, The Stranger, Vol 10 No. 34, May 10-16 2001


2007    Artist talk, Off Grounds Gallery, Charlottesville, USA
2006   15 works by 10 artists, Henry Art Museum, Seattle, USA