The artists developed the project during a residency at Townhouse. Oliver Chanarin looks back on the project and on their experience of being in residence at Townhouse in 2010.
About Oliver Chanarin
Oliver Chanarin (born 1971, London, UK) works with Adam Broomberg (born 1970, Johannesburg, South Africa) as Broomberg & Chanarin. They live and work between London and Berlin. They are professors of photography at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) in Hamburg, Germany. They founded and contribute to the MA in Photography & Society at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague. Together they have had numerous solo exhibitions including At The Centre Georges Pompidou (2018), the Hasselblad Center (2017), Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2015); Jumex Foundation, Mexico City (2014); Mostyn, Llandudno, UK (2014); Townhouse, Cairo (2010) and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2006). Their work is held in major public and private collections including Tate, MoMA, Yale, Stedelijk, the V&A, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Baltimore Museum of Art. Major awards include the ICP Infinity Award (2014) for Holy Bible, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2013) for War Primer 2.