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Bouchra Khalili

  • CountryMorocco
  • Born1975


Bouchra Khalili is a Moroccan-French artist. Working with film, video, installation, photography, and prints, Khalili’s practice articulates language, subjectivity, orality, and geographical explorations. Each of her projects investigates strategies and discourses of resistance as elaborated, developed, and narrated by individuals, often members of political minorities. 

In 2010, Iniva exhibited Whose Map is it? which featured the works of Khalili and 8 other artists exploring new approaches to mapping in film, installation, print and audio. The works presented by Kahlili referenced migration, displacement and colonial imperialism. 

Khalili’s works have been shown internationally including Documenta 14 (2017); MoMa, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); MACBA, Barcelona (2015); 8th Goteborg Biennale (2015); Kunsthaus, Zurich (2015); New Museum, New York (2014); Vananbbe Museum (2014); Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto (2013); 55th Venice Biennale (2013); PAMM, Miami (2013); DAAD Galerie, Berlin (2013); Palais de Tokyo (2012), amongst others. 

She was the recipient of the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, Harvard University (2017-2018); Ibsen Awards (2017); Abraaj Group Art Prize, (2014); Sam Art Prize (2013- 2015); DAAD Artists-In-Berlin Program (2012); Vera list Centre for Art and Politics Fellowship, The New School, New York (2011- 2013). 

She is also 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 organisation based in Tangiers, Morocco. 

She studied Cinema at the Sorbonne Nouvelle and Visual Arts at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts, Paris-Cergy. 

She lives and works between Berlin and Oslo.

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