Tarik Kiswanson

Museo Tamayo, Mexico

Curator: Magalí Arriola, invited to France by Trampoline in 2022

Tarik Kiswanson



Trampoline is pleased to support the solo exhibition of Tarik Kiswanson at Museo Tamayo in Mexico in 2023, titled Nido. This support follows a series of artist encounters organised for the Museo Tamayo’s director Magalí Arriola, through Trampoline’s professional invitation programme in 2021-22.


The work of Tarik Kiswanson (Halmstad, Sweden, 1986) explores moments and spaces of transition that often become milestones in human lives : the passage from childhood to adolescence, the displacement from one context to another, the fluctuation of territories and geopolitical borders, as well as transformative phenomena such as nomadism, diaspora and migration.


A child of emigrants from Palestine, the Paris-based artist addresses concepts such as otherness, transparency and opacity, drawing from Édouard Glissant’s postcolonial writings and his poetics of miscegenation. Like the silhouettes of children in his drawings that seem to fumble for the edges of the spaces that contain them, Kiswanson’s work emerges from one place to another, in an attempt to expand the uncertain boundaries between identity and difference.

Nido, Tarik Kiswanson, Museo Tamayo, 2023. Photo: GLR Estudio. Courtesy Museo Tamayo