Yto Barrada

Biography

Yto Barrada (1971–) is a Franco-Moroccan artist who lives and works in New York. Using photography, sculpture, publishing, and installation, she is conducting a twofold exploration of Moroccan identity and the apparatuses of archival collection and display. Her work, which combines documentary strategies with a meditative approach to images, has been shown internationally in both solo and group exhibitions at, for example, the Aspen Art Museum (Colorado, 2017); Performa 17 (New York, 2017); the Centre Pompidou-Metz (2017); The Power Plant Gallery (Toronto, 2016); and Manifesta 11 (Zürich, 2016). In 2016, she was awarded the Tiger Prize for the best short film at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and was a finalist for the Marcel Duchamp Prize. Her works can be found in many collections, including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art of New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Kunsthalle Basel, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. She is represented by the Sfeir-Semler Gallery (Beirut, Hamburg), Galerie Polaris (Paris) and Pace London (London).

Exhibition

MOMENTA | Biennale de l'image. What Does the Image Stand For?
2017.09.07 - 10.15

Focusing on the theme What Does the Image Stand For? proposed by guest curator Ami Barak, the 2017 edition of MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image will be presented in collaboration with VOX and Galerie de l’UQAM…

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