Hicham Berrada

Born in 1986 in Casablanca (Morocco), Hicham Berrada lives and works in Paris and Roubaix (France). Nurtured by a dual artistic and scientific background, Hicham Berrada’s work combines intuition and knowledge, science and poetry. In his works, he explores scientific protocols that mimic different natural processes and/or climatic conditions as closely as possible. “I try to control the phenomena I mobilize as a painter controls his pigments and brushes. My brushes and pigments would be temperature, magnetism, light.” Kamel Mennour and Hicham Berrada have been working together since 2015.

His work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions at: the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the Maubuisson Abbey; in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles; at the Mac Val, Vitry-sur-Seine; the macLyon; the CCCOD, Tours; the MRAC–Musée Régional d’art contemporain Languedoc Roussillon, Sérignan; the Fresnoy–Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing; the ZKM, Karlsruhe; the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt-am-Main; the MoMA PS1, New York; the ICAS–Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm and the Banco de la República, Bogota.
He took part in several biennials: the Lyon Biennale; the BIM–Biennale of Moving Image, Geneva and the Yinchuan Biennale (China).
The artist has also presented several performances at: the Villa Medici and the Maxxi in Rome; the Abattoirs, Toulouse; the Mac Val; as well as during the Nuits Blanches in Paris, Brussels and Melbourne. He was in residence at the Villa Medici in Roma, and at the Pinault Collection in Lens.
In 2019, Hicham Berrada participated in the group shows at the Punta della Dogana, Museum of the Pinault Collection in Venice, Italy ; the Zadkine Museum, Paris, France; and Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany. He has had solo exhibitions at: the Louvre-Lens; the Hayward Gallery, London; and the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw (USA).
Hicham Berrada is nominated for the 2020 Marcel Duchamp Prize.

Works

Présage 21/02/2015 04h57 - © kamel mennour
Présage 21/02/2015 04h57, 2015
Exhibition view, Louvre Lens - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Louvre Lens, 2019
Bronze calciné, caisson en acier peint en blanc / Charred Bronze, White Painted Steel Box
48 x 20 x 8 cm (18,9 x 7,87 x 3,15 in.)
Piece unique / Unique piece - © kamel mennour
Kéromancie #1, 2019
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2019
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles, 2017
Azur - © kamel mennour
Azur, 2014—2015
Exhibition view, Hayward Gallery, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Hayward Gallery, London, 2019
Exhibition view, Pinault Collection, Punta Della Dogana, Venice - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Pinault Collection, Punta Della Dogana, Venice, 2019
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2019
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2015
Sans Titre (Rapports de Lois Universelles II) - © kamel mennour
Sans Titre (Rapports de Lois Universelles II), 2013
Exhibition view, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, 2018
Exhibition view, Nuit Blanche, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Nuit Blanche, Paris, 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2019
Carmin d’indigo, 80°, 1/400s #1 - © kamel mennour
Carmin d’indigo, 80°, 1/400s #1, 2014
Exhibition view, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, 2017
Permanent installation, Ensiacet, Toulouse - © kamel mennour
Permanent installation, Ensiacet, Toulouse, 2016
Hicham Berrada
Tranche, présage, 2013
Paysages chimiques en évolution ralentie dans une cuve en verre
28 x 37 x 5 cm
Vue de l’exposition « Saison 1 - 2013. Soleil froid. Modules - Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent », Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013
© ADAGP Hicham Berrada
© Photo. Hicham Berrada
Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Palais de Tokyo, 2013
Un Serpent dans le Ciel - © kamel mennour
Un Serpent dans le Ciel, 2008
Exhibition view, MAC Lyon - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MAC Lyon, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2015
Exhibition view, MMOMA, Moscow - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MMOMA, Moscow, 2016
Sans Titre (Rapports de Lois Universelles IV) - © kamel mennour
Sans Titre (Rapports de Lois Universelles IV), 2015
Exhibition view, Pommery, Reims - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Pommery, Reims, 2014
Presage 07/05/2014 21h33 - © kamel mennour
Presage 07/05/2014 21h33, 2014
Exhibition view, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, 2018
Exhibition view, Biennale de Lyon - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Biennale de Lyon, 2017—2018
Exhibition view, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, 2018
Kéromancie #12 - © kamel mennour
Kéromancie #12, 2018—2019
Exhibition view, Micro Onde, Vélizy-Villacoublay - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Micro Onde, Vélizy-Villacoublay, 2015
Presage 01/31/2014 07h32 - © kamel mennour
Presage 01/31/2014 07h32, 2014
Hicham Berrada
Mesk-ellil - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, 104, Paris, 2016
Exhibition view, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, 2018
Exhibition view, Micro Onde, Vélizy-Villacoublay - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Micro Onde, Vélizy-Villacoublay, 2015
Exhibition view, MAMU, Bogota - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MAMU, Bogota, 2017
Exhibition view, Abbaye de Maubuisson, Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Abbaye de Maubuisson, Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône, 2017
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Château de Versailles, 2017
Exhibition view, ICA Singapore - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, ICA Singapore, 2015
Exhibition view, Fondation EDF, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Fondation EDF, Paris, 2015
Presage 24/07/2014 20h08 - © kamel mennour
Presage 24/07/2014 20h08, 2014
Permanent installation, Ensiacet, Toulouse - © kamel mennour
Permanent installation, Ensiacet, Toulouse, 2016
Kéromancie #13 - © kamel mennour
Kéromancie #13, 2018—2019
Presage 22/01/2018 15h28 - © kamel mennour
Presage 22/01/2018 15h28, 2018
Exhibition view, 104, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, 104, Paris, 2016
Presage 04/10/2014 01h22 - © kamel mennour
Presage 04/10/2014 01h22, 2014
Exhibition view, Nuit Blanche, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Nuit Blanche, Paris, 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2015
Exhibition view, Centre international d'art et du paysage, Île de Vassivière - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Centre international d’art et du paysage, Île de Vassivière, 2017
Vue l'installation d'Hicham Berrada, Production ésam Caen/Cherbourg, Musée éclaté de la presqu'île de Caen, 2013. Crédits photo : Aurélien Mole - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Musée de Caen, 2015
Exhibition view, Palais de Tokyo, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013
Exhibition view, Louvre Lens - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Louvre Lens, 2019
Hicham Berrada, vue de l’exposition, Musée régional d'art contemporain, Sérignan, 2015. Crédit : Jean-Christophe Lett. - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, MRAC Serignan, 2015
Exhibition view, Abbaye de Maubuisson - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Abbaye de Maubuisson, 2017

Exhibitions & News

Hicham Berrada - Villa dei Cedri - © kamel mennour
Hicham Berrada, Hortus conclusus. L’illusion d’un paradis
21 March — 9 August 2020
Museo Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona
Hicham Berrada - Yokohama Triennale - © kamel mennour
Hicham Berrada, 2020 Yokohama Triennale
17 July — 11 October 2020
Yokohama
Alicja Kwade - Hicham Berrada - Skulpturenpark Schwante - © kamel mennour
Hicham Berrada, Alicja Kwade, Sculpture & Nature
19 June — 11 October 2020
Skulpturenpark Schwante, Oberkrämer
Nominated for 2020 Marcel Duchamp Prize - © kamel mennour
Hicham Berrada, Nominated for 2020 Marcel Duchamp Prize
19 December 2019 — 19 October 2020
Hicham Berrada - Maison des arts de Grand Quevilly - © kamel mennour
Hicham Berrada, Paysages d’intérieur
4 July — 14 November 2020
Maison des arts de Grand Quevilly
Le vent se lève - MAC VAL - © kamel mennour
Hicham Berrada, Gina Pane, Tatiana Trouvé, Le vent se lève
7 March 2020 — 1 January 2021
MAC VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine
Le Cabaret du néant - © kamel mennour
Hicham Berrada, Ann Veronica Janssens, Le Cabaret du néant, Chefs-d’oeuvre de la collection des Beaux-Arts de Paris et oeuvres contemporaines
18 September — 13 December 2020
Château de Rentilly, FRAC Ile-de-France
Hicham Berrada - Neurones - Centre Pompidou - © kamel mennour
Hicham Berrada, Neurones / Les intelligences simulées
26 February — 20 April 2020
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Hicham Berrada - Fluid Desires - © kamel mennour
Hicham Berrada, Fluid Desires
24 January — 22 March 2020
Nest, La Haye
Hicham Berrada
Kéromancie #3, 2018-2019
Charred bronze, white painted steel box
52 x 25 x 16,5 cm - © kamel mennour
Hicham Berrada, Le rêveur de la forêt
27 September 2019 — 16 February 2020
Musée Zadkine, Paris
Luogo e Segni, Punta Della Dogana - © kamel mennour
Ann Veronica Janssens, Hicham Berrada, Tatiana Trouvé, Philippe Parreno, Luogo e Segni
24 March — 15 December 2019
Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana, Venice
Hicham Berrada, Mesk Ellil, 2015-2019
© Mathias Voelzke - © kamel mennour
Hicham Berrada, Garden of Earthly Delights
26 July — 1 December 2019
Gropius Bau, Berlin
Été indien - © kamel mennour
Group show, Été indien
5 September — 5 October 2019
Opening 5 September 2019, 15:45
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6

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