Mohamed Bourouissa

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Born in 1978 in Blida (Algeria), Mohamed Bourouissa lives and works in Paris (France). Mohamed Bourouissa describes contemporary society implicitly, by its contours. With a critical take on the mass media image, the subjects of his photographs and videos are people left behind at the crossroads of integration and exclusion.

Preceded by a long immersion phase, each of Mohamed Bourouissa’s projects builds a new enunciation situation. Unlike false simplistic media constructions, the artist reintroduces complexity into the representation of the margins of hypervisibility.

His work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions, at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, at the Goldsmiths CCA in London, at the Rencontres d'Arles, at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, at basis in Frankfurt am Main, at the Bal in Paris, at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, and at the FRAC Franche-Comté in Besancon. He has participated in the Biennials of Sydney, Sharjah, Havana, Lyon, Venice, Algiers, Liverpool and Berlin and in the Milan Triennial.

In 2019, he is the recipient of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. In 2018, he was nominated for the Marcel Duchamp Prize. In 2017, he was selected for the Prix Pictet, an international photography prize. His work is held in major collections including LACMA in Los Angeles, the Centre Pompidou and Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, as well as the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.