Biography


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Bouchra Khalili is a Moroccan-French artist. Born in Casablanca, she later graduated in Film & Media Studies at Sorbonne Nouvelle and Visual Arts at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy. She lives and works in Berlin and Oslo.

Encompassing film, video, installation, photography, printmaking, and publishing, Khalili’s practice explores imperial and colonial continuums as epitomized by contemporary forced illegal migrations and the politics of memory of anti-colonial struggles and international solidarity. Deeply informed by the legacy of post-independence avant-gardes and the vernacular traditions of her native Morocco, Khalili’s approach develops strategies of storytelling at the intersection of history and micro-narratives. Combining documentary and conceptual practices, she investigates questions of self-representation, autonomous agency, and forms of resistance of communities rendered invisible by the nation-state model.

Khaliliʼs work has been subject to many international solo exhibitions, including recently at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2019); Museum Folkwang (2018); Jeu de Paume National Gallery, Paris (2018); Secession, Vienna (2018); Wexner Center for the Arts (2017); MoMa, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); MACBA, Barcelona (2015); PAMM, Miami (2014-2013), among others.

Her work was also included in collective exhibitions and biennales, such as  documenta 14 and the Milano Triennale (2017); Telling Tales, MCA, Sydney (2016); The Future of History, Kunsthaus, Zurich (2015); Positions, Vanabbe Museum (2014); Here and Elsewhere, New Museum (2014); The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale (2013); “Intense Proximity: La Triennale”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012); and the 10th Sharjah Biennial (2011); among others.

A nominee of the Guggenheim’s Hugo Boss Prize (2018) and the Artes Mundi Prize (2018), she was awarded in 2019 the Columbia’s Institute for Ideas and Imagination Fellowship. She’s was also the recipient of Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute Fellowship (2017-2018), Ibsen Awards (2017), Abraaj Art Prize, (2014), Sam Art Prize (2013), DAAD Artists-in-Berlin (2012), Vera List Center for Art and Politics Fellowship (New York, 2011-2013); among others.

Among her affiliations: she is a Professor of Contemporary Art at The Oslo National Art Academy, and a founding member of La Cinémathèque de Tanger, an artist-run non-profit organization based in Tangiers, Morocco.


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Bouchra Khalili est une artiste franco-marocaine née à Casablanca et basée à Berlin et Oslo.
Élevée entre la France et le Maroc, elle a étudié le cinéma à la Sorbonne Nouvelle et est diplômée de l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy.

Son travail en film, vidéo, installation, photographie et sérigraphie, articule langage, oralité, subjectivité et explorations géographiques. Chacun de ses projets peut s’envisager comme une plateforme depuis laquelle des membres de minorités peuvent articuler, proposer, mettre en oeuvre et partager, stratégies et discours de résistances élaborés depuis les marges.

Son travail a fait l’objet de nombreuses expositions personnelles, dont récemment : 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2019); Museum Folkwang (2018); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2018); Secession, Vienne (2018);
Wexner Center for the Arts (2017); MoMa, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); MACBA, Barcelona (2015); PAMM, Miami (2014-2013), parmi d’autres.
Elle a participé à de nombreuses expositions internationales, telles que documenta 14 (2017); Milano Triennale (2017); Telling Tales, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2016); The Future of History, Kunsthaus, Zurich (2015); Positions, Vanabbe Museum (2014);  “Here & Elsewhere”, New Museum, New York (2014); “The Encyclopedic Palace”, 55ème Biennale de Venise (2013); “La Triennale”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); 18ème Biennale de Sydney (2012); et la 10ème Biennale de Sharjah (2011).

Nominée pour le “Artes Mundi Prize 2018” et le Guggenheim’s “Hugo Boss Prize 2018”, e
lle a reçu plusieurs prix et distinctions, dont : “Radcliffe Institute Fellowship”, Harvard University (2017-2018); “Ibsen Awards”, Ibsen National Theater, Norway, 2017; “Abraaj Group Art Prize”, (2014)”; “Prix Sam pour l’Art Contemporain”, 2014, Sam Art Projects, Paris; “DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program” (2012); “Vera List Center for Arts and Politics Fellowship” (The New School, New York, 2011-2013); “Villa Médicis Hors-les Murs” (2010); “Videobrasil Residency Award” (2009); “Image-Mouvement” (CNAP, Paris, 2008); “Prix Louis Lumière” (Bureau du Film Documentaire, Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, France, 2005).