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Mohamed Bourouissa

Born in Blida, Algeria, 1978

Education
Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France, 2008-2010
École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Unversité Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France, 2004

Lives and works in Paris, France

One-Person Exhibitions

2021
HARa!!!!!!hAaaRAAAAA!!!!!hHAaA!!!, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London, UK

2020
Nasser, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany
LINK, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
Brutal Family Roots, kamel mennour, Paris, France
Brutal Family Roots, curated by Emanuele Guidi, ar/ge kunst, Bolzano, Italy

2019
Pour une poignée de Dollars, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2018
Hustling, kamel mennour, London, UK
Urban Riders, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
La fureur du Dragon, Studio 13/16, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2017
Périphérie, Musée National Eugène Delacroix, Paris, France
Urban Riders, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Tijdgenoten #1, De School, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Horseday, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hustling, Basis, Frankfurt, Germany

2015
Hustling, kamel mennour, Paris, France

2014
Some Copyright Options, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Capsule 2, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

2013
All-in, Frac Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
All-in, kamel mennour, Paris, France
L’Utopie d’August Sander, Marseille-Provence 2013, Marseille, France

2012
L'Utopie d'August Sander, Galerie Édouard Manet, Gennevilliers, France
L'Utopie d'August Sander, Art-Cade - Galerie des Grands Bains Douches de la Plaine, Marseille,
France
Le Miroir (The Mirror), presented by Savannah College of Arts and Design, La Galerie Pfriem, Lacoste, France

2011
Périphériques, École des Beaux-Arts de Calais, Calais, France

2010
Temps mort, kamel mennour, Paris, France
Périphéries, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Temps mort, Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France
Tense Territories, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland 

2008
Périphéries, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
Heimat, Breda Photo 2008, Breda, Netherlands
Teenage Wildlife – Périphérique, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Krakow Photomonth Festival, Pauza Gallery, Krakow, Poland
Galerie Municipale du Le Château d’Eau, Toulouse, France

Group Exhibitions

2021
Wear the Right Thing, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Doha, Qatar
How Will We Live Together?, Biennale Architettura, Venice, Italy
Höhenrausch - Like in Paradise, OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz, Austria
Sweat, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
New Grit: Art & Philly Now, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Le Déracinement, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
kamel mennour, Paris, France
The Space Between Classrooms, curated by Alia Farid, Swiss Institute, New York, NY

2020
5,471 miles, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA 
Aperto, Montpellier, France
22nd Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Hamdoulah ça va!, curated by Mohamed Bourouissa, DaDa, Marrakech, Morocco
20:20 Twenty Years of Celebrating Contemporary Art, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
2020 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize Exhibition, The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK; traveling to Deutsche Börse headquarters, Eschborn/Frankfurt, Germany
Curated by Vienna, curated by Séamus Kealy with Tilo Schulz (Scrum), Galerie Mario Mauroner, Vienna, Austria 
Street. Life. Photography – Seven Decades of Street Photography, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

2019
Street. Life. Photography, Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna, Austria
Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tell me about yesterday tomorrow, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism, Munich, Germany

2018
Prix Marcel Duchamp 2018, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Take Me (I’m yours), French Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
The Conscientious Objector, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA
[Space] Street. Life. Photography. Seven Decades of Street Photography, House of Photography, Hamburg, Germany
Expérience Pommery #14: L'esprit souterrain, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
Beautiful world, where are you?, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Par amour du jeu, Magasins Généraux, Pantin, France
The Hobbyist, En quête de passion, Église des Trinitaires, Arles, France
Le Commerce de la parole # 2, Atelier Blanc à Villefranche-de-Rouergue et Moulin à Saint Rémy, France

2017
Take Me (I'm Yours), Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy
Once Upon a Time…The Western: A New Frontier in Art and Film, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
Popcorn: Art, design and cinema, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Étienne, France
How To Live Together, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Mix it – Pop Music and Video Art, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany

2016
D’une méditerranée, l’autre, Regional Funds of Contmpeorary Art PACA, Marseille, France
Black Cowboy, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Social calligraphies East-West, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Todo Abierto: Une exposition sur l’amitié Franco-Cubaine, Friche de la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
Etcetera: Un rituel civique, Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
La métis du renard et du poulpe, Cabane Georgina, Marseille, France
Panorama de la production vidéographique des artistes contemporains de l'Algeria et de sa diaspora 2001 - 2015, Dazibao, Montreal, Canada

2015
Between Dissent and Discipline: Art and Public Space, Moderna Museet Malmö & Inter Arts Center, Malmö, Sweden
Paris Champs et Hors champs, Alliance Française, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Biennale de Lyon, La vie Moderne, Lyon, France
Clefs d'une passion, Accrochage 3, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
Nel Mezzo del Mezzo, Museo Riso, Palermo, Italy
Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
Fusion, Knust X Kunz, Munich, Germany
Touchstone Display, Le Miroir, Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK
Dessine moi une vidéo, Galerie Karima Celestin, Marseille, France
To What End ?, Camera Austria, Graz, Austria
Utopian Days, Fairy Tales, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Léa Habourdin et Thibault Brunet, Les Immobiles, Carte Blanche PMU 2014, Le Bal, Paris,
France
Othello et Desdémone, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
Cannibal Manifesto: Mimesis as Resistance, KARST, Plymouth, UK
PhotoMed, Sanary-sur-Mer, France 

2014
The Divine Comedy, MMK Museum für Modern Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Correo, Venice, Italy; Hayward Gallery, London, UK; National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Mirror, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
Paris champ & hors champ, Galerie des bibliothèques de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Afterimage, Galleria Civica, Trento, Italy
Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
La Photographie performe, Centre Photographique d'Île-de-France, Pontault-Combault, France
The Sea is my Land, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
Banlieu is Beautiful, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2013
Retour du monde, public commissions around the Paris tramway, Mamco, Genève, Suisse
L’Utopie d’August Sande”, Marseille 2013, Marseille, France
L’usine ne fait pas les nuages, Talmart Galerie, Paris
A corps perdu, curated by Marc Donnadieu, Backslash Gallery, Paris, France
L’image pensée, kamel mennour, Paris, France
False Fakes”, Centre de la photographie, Geneva, Switzerland
Everywhere but Now, 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Metropolis: Reflections on the modern city”, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham,
UK
Beloufa Binet Bourouissa, Galleria Zero, Milan, Italy
Les Inconnus dans la Maison, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, Rennes, France
Power, Prix Pictet, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey
Power, Prix Pictet, Hungarian House of Photography, Budapest, Hungary
Ici, ailleurs, for the Marseille-Provence 2013, Tour Panorama, Friche de la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
Festival Hors Pistes, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2012
Peripheral Stages: Mohamed Bourouissa and Tobias Zielony, MAXXI–National Museum of 21st
Century Art, Rome, Italy
Prix Pictet, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Will Art Become Our Story ?, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland
Voice of Images, Palazzo Grassi, Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy
Lux perpetua, kamel mennour, Paris, France
Temps mort, FOKUS Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
Live Cinema/Peripheral Stages Mohamed Bourouissa and Tobias Zielony, Philadelphia Museum
of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Snapshots of a Generation, Wentrup, Berlin, Germany
ILLUMInations, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
L’art est un sport de combat, video program with Légende, Museum of Fine Arts, Calais, France
Nouveaux Tableaux Parisiens, Pavillon Carré de Baudoin, Paris, France

2010
Alternatives to memories, Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes, France
Là où nous sommes, Maison d’art Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne, France
Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, UK
Passages Afrique et créations, Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France
Street Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil
6th Biennale de Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Dynasty, Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, Paris, France and Palais de Tokyo,
Paris, France
Panorama 12, Le Fresnoy–Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, France

2009
Biennial of Contemporary Art, Algiers, Algeria.
Mohamed Bourouissa and Matthieu Pernot, National Museum of History of Immigration, Paris,
France
Arab Cosmovisions, Casa Árabe, PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain
Younger than Jesus, New Museum, New York, NY
Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany
Panorama 11, Le Fresnoy–Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, France

2008
Urbanités, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
Iconoclastes: Les Territoires de l’Esprit, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Portrait et Paysage du XXIème siècle, Brussels, Belgium

2007
Generations, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Belgium
Les Recontres d’Arles, Arles, France

2006
Lianzhou Foto, Lianzhou, China
Périphéries, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

2005
Bercy, Points de vues d’Ecoles, Bercy Village, Paris, France

2004
Il fait beau plusieurs fois par jours, Saint-Lunaire, France
Système T, Sélection officielle, 2ème Journée du film court Paris I, Cinéma La Clef, Paris, France

2003
Regards sur la danse, Espace Lhomond, Paris, France

Awards and Residencies

2020
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

2018
Finalist for Prix Marcel Duchamp

2014
Artist-in-Residence, Aria, Algiers, Algeria 

2013
Artist-in-Residence, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

2012
Artist-in-Residence, Art-Cade – Galerie des Grands Bains Douches de la Plaine, Marseille, France.

2010
Prix Fondation Blachère, Apt, France

2008
Artist-in-Residence, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Artist-in-Residence, Maison de France, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2007
Nominated for Prix Pictet, London, UK
Artist-in-Residence, Galerie Municipale du Château d’Eau, Toulouse, France
Prix Studio Collector, for the film Temps Mort, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France
1st prize, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France

Commissions

2009-2013
Mission Artistique Tramway T3, Paris, France
Nathalie Viot, chargée de mission, directrice artistique associée projet T3

2006
Commande du Parc Naturel Régional des Landes de Gascogne, Saint-Macaire, France 

Film and Video Screenings

2017
Horseday, Le Bal, Paris, France
Horseday, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

2016
Horseday, Le Bal, Paris, France

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

2017
Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders. Philadelphia, PA: Barnes Foundation, 2017.

2014
Temps Mort. Paris: Kamel Mennour; Paris: Études Studio, 2014.

Selected Articles and Reviews

2021
Lloyd, Joe. “Mohamed Bourouissa – Interview: ‘I See Art as a Playground.’” Studiointernational.com, March 30, 2021.
Rappolt, Mark. “Mohamed Bourouissa: We're Here, Right Now.” ArtReview (March 2021): 40-49.
Sisley, Dominique. “Helmut Lang and Mohamed Bourouissa Capture the Young Creatives of Paris.” Anothermag.com, February 5, 2021.
Soukni, Radia. “Mohamed Bourouissa Creates Images against Racial Stereotypes.” Frieze.com, February 3, 2021.
Kuper, Simon. “Mohamed Bourouissa’s Work Reflects a New Art and a New France.” Ft.com, January 22, 2021.

2020
McNamara, Rea. “Reflecting on a Year of Vulnerability, Discontent, Hiatus, and Refusal.” Hyperallergic.com, December 30, 2020.
Bukuts, Carina. “On Our Radar: 7 Exhibitions to See in Europe this Winter.” Frieze.com, November 27, 2020.
Ajudua, Christine. “Africa’s Contemporary Art World Is Finding a Home in Marrakech.” CNTraveler.com, February 19, 2020.
“Art Industry News: Billionaire Art Collector Steve Cohen Agrees to Buy the Mets (It’s a Baseball Team) + Other News.” Artnet News, September 15, 2020.
Baker, Tora. “See the Diverse Work of Four Shortlisted Artists for This Year's Photography Foundation Prize.” CreativeBoom.com, January 30, 2020.
Byrt, Anthony. “22nd Biennale of Sydney.” Artforum (May/June 2020).
Cowan, Katy. “Mohamed Bourouissa Scoops Top Prize for an Installation First Shown across an Entire French Supermarket.” CreativeBoom.com, September 14, 2020.
“French-Algerian Artist Mohamed Bourouissa Takes Home Top Photography Prize.” ArabNews.com, September 15, 2020.
Jansen, Charlotte. "Ones to Watch: The Rising Art Stars of 2020." Elephant.art, January 2, 2020. 
Jones, Jonathan. “Anish Kapoor Shines in Norfolk and a Load of Men Are Dismantled – the Week in Art.” TheGuardian.com, July 10, 2020.
"Mohamed Bourouissa “Brutal Family Roots” at Ar/ge Kunst, Bolzano." MousseMagazine.it, November 2020. 
O'Hagen, Sean. "Mohamed Bourouissa, Photographer of the Dispossessed, Wins Deutsche Börse Prize." TheGuardian.com, September 14, 2020. 
Palumbo, Jacqui. "Mohamed Bourouissa Wins Prestigious $39k Photography Prize." Cnn.com, September 17, 2020. 
"Photographer Mohamed Bourouissa Wins 2020 Deutsche Börse Prize." Artforum.com, September 17, 2020. 
Scovell, Lucy. "London Art Exhibitions to See This Summer." CultureWhisper.com, July 16, 2020. 
Selvin, Claire and Tessa Solomon. “ARTnews in Brief: Jova Lynne Rejoins Mocad as Senior Curator—and More from September 14, 2020.” ARTnews, September 14, 2020.
Shurvell, Joanne. “London’s Major Museums and Galleries Reopen with Timed Visits and Social Distancing.” Forbes.com, July 1, 2020.
Warner, Marigold. “Mohamed Bourouissa: “Photography Is a Way to Leave a Mark of My Generation.” bjp-online.com (British Journal of Photography), September 14, 2020.
Westall, Mark. “The 2020 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize Exhibition.” FadMagazine.com, January 18, 2020.

2019
Basualdo, Carlos. “Bourouissa’s Method.” ArtAsiaPacific 113 (May/June 2019): 113-118.
Furtado, Will. “Mohamed Bourouissa Links Architecture and Psychology in Abandoned Kindergarten.” Contemporaryand.com, April 16, 2019.
Grounlund, Melissa. “Sharjah Biennial 14: ‘Leaving the Echo Chamber.’” Art-Agenda.com, March 18, 2019.
Jaggi, Maya. “Sharjah Biennial: Where Hidden Stores Become Public Displays.” Financial Times, March 26, 2019.
Yerebakan, Osman Can. “Highlights from the 14th Sharjah Biennial.” Galerie Magazine, March 15, 2019.

2018
Cole, Jess. “The Community Garden in Liverpool Built as a Site for Resilience.” Dazed Digital, July 20, 2018.
Cooke, Rylie. “Lafayette Anticipations Opens, Sheila Hicks, Mohamed Bourouissa, and More
Must-See Paris Shows.” Whitewall.art, March 14, 2018.
Farago, Jason. “Questions of Race and Inequality Among ‘Urban Cowboys.’” New York Times, March 28, 2018.
Judah, Hettie. “Who Said Art Was Fun? This Year’s Liverpool Biennial Is a Tearjerking Journey Through Europe’s Dark, Violent Past.” Artnet News, July 17, 2018.
McGivern, Hannah. “In Pictures: Five of the Best New Commissions at Liverpool Biennial 2018.” Art Newspaper, July 18, 2018.
Ragazzi, Francesco Urbano. “Mohamed Bourouissa ‘Urban Riders’ Musée d’Art modern de la Ville de Paris.” Mousse Magazine, 2018.
Sooke, Alastair. “Liverpool Biennial, Review: A Beautiful World in an Age of Turmoil.” Telegraph.co.uk, July 16, 2018.
Wiseman, Eleanor. “Liverpool Biennial 2018: How to Make a Beautiful World.” Ocula, August 23, 2018.

2017
Clift, Julia. “Horsing Around With Philadelphia’s Urban Cowboys.” Hyperallergic.com, August 28, 2017. 
Gottschalk, Molly. “Why You’ve Never Heard About Black Cowboys.” Artsy, February 9, 2017.
Hine, Thomas. “Urban Imagery.” Philadelphia Inquirer, July 23, 2017.
Laster, Paul. “Urban Riders.” Harper’s Bazaar Arabia (Summer 2017): 108-09.
Raboteau, Emily. “Black Cowboys, Busting One of America’s Defining Myths.” New Yorker,
January 22, 2017.
Sebold, Mary. “French-Algerian Artist Feels Affinity With a US Urban Neighbourhood.” Arab Weekly, October 15, 2017.
Silver, Jocelyn. “’Horse Day:’ Exploring the Black Cowboy.” OfficeMagazine.net, February 7, 2017.
Qui, Serena. “Mohamed Bourouissa.” Art in America, October 24, 2017.
Quinn, Annalisa. “Snapshot: Urban Riders by Mohamed Bourouissa.” Financial Times, June 23, 2017.
Vali, Murtaza. “Mohamed Bourouissa at the Barnes Foundation.” Artforum vol. 56, no. 2 (October 2017): 253-54.
Weaver, A.M. “The Urban Riders of North Philadelphia.” Aperture.org, September 12, 2017.

2016
Amazeen, Lauren Dyer. “Mohamed Bourouissa at La Galerie Pfriem, SCAD, Lacoste.” Artforum.com, March 18, 2016. 

2014
Falik, Adam. “Then and Now: A Conversation with Prospect.3’s Franklin Sirmans.” Hyperallergic, October 21, 2014.
Sarroff, Amanda. “Mohamed Bourouissa at Haus der Kunst, Munich.” Artforum.com, December 21, 2014. 

2015
“Mohamed Bourouissa.” Elephant Magazine 24 (Autumn 2015): 170-71.
Peña, Ann Marie. “Horse Power.” Osmos Magazine (Winter 2015).Rehberg, Vivian Sky. “Photo Finish.” Frieze Magazine 169 (March 2015): 118-121.
Rigg, Heather. “Some Copyright Options.” BlackFlash Magazine 32 (Summer 2015).

2012
O’Neill, Claire. “What Does ‘Power’ Look Like?” Npr.org (blog), October 24, 2012.

2009
Schjeldahl, Peter. “Their Generation.” New Yorker, April 13, 2009.

Museum and Public Collections

Burger Collection, Hong Kong, China
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Galerie du Château d’Eau, Toulouse, France
Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
Fonds National d’art contemporain, France
FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France
FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
Fundation Sindika Dokolo
International Art Fund, Grande-Bretagne
Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France 
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris, France 
National Museum of History of Immigration, Paris, France 
Neuflize Vie, Paris, France
Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pinault Collection, Paris, France
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Weng Collection, Krefeld, Germany

 

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