Visual Arts - 2021
Bouchra Khalili is a Moroccan-born Berlin-based artist. She studied Film History at Sorbonne Nouvelle and Visual Arts at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris. 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. Khalili's work is subject to numerous solo exhibitions, such as at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2019), Museum Folkwang, Essen, Jeu de Paume, Paris, MAXXI Museum, Roma (2018), CAAC, Sevilla (2017), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, MACBA, Barcelona (2015), DAAD galerie, Berlin (2013) among others. She participated to several international exhibitions such as at the 12th Bamako Biennial, Bienal Sur, Buenos Aires (2019), Documenta 14th Kassel, Athens, Triennale di Milano, Asian Biennial, Taipei (2017), 6th Marrakech Biennial (2016),8th Gotenborg Biennale (2015), 55th Venice Biennale, 5th Moscow Biennial (2013), 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012), 10th Sharjah Biennial (2011). 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.