Mohamed Bourouissa

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. Kamel Mennour and Mohamed Bourouissa have been working together since 2010.

His work has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions, at the Rencontres d’Arles; the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; basis in Frankfurt am Main; Le Bal, Paris; Haus der Kunst, Munich and the FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon. He participated in the Sydney, Sharjah, Havana, Lyon, Venice, Algiers, Liverpool and Berlin Biennales and the Milan Triennial.
In 2018, he was nominated for the Marcel Duchamp Prize. In 2017, he was selected for the Pictet prize. His works belong to leading collections, including that of the LACMA, the Stedelijk Museum, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Istanbul Modern, and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris.

Works

Frankenia Thymifolia - © kamel mennour
Frankenia Thymifolia, 2020
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2020
Exhibition view, Biennale of Sydney - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Biennale of Sydney, 2020
Yacin - © kamel mennour
Yacin, 2019
Foot Locker - © kamel mennour
Foot Locker, 2013
Window 3 - © kamel mennour
Window 3, 2017
Sans Titre (série Horse Day), 2017 - © kamel mennour
Sans Titre (série Horse Day), 2017, 2017
Valentina - © kamel mennour
Valentina, 2020
Exhibition view, Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, 2018
Exhibition view, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2016
Timer - © kamel mennour
Timer, 2015
Fairmount park - © kamel mennour
Fairmount park, 2015
The unicorn - © kamel mennour
The unicorn, 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London, 2018
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2017
Exhibition view, Haus der Kunst, Munich - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2014
The ride - © kamel mennour
The ride, 2017
Exhibition view, Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, 2018
Alpha Konate - © kamel mennour
Alpha Konate, 2018
Exibition view, Red Brick Museum, Beijing - © kamel mennour
Exibition view, Red Brick Museum, Beijing, 2019
Window 6 - © kamel mennour
Window 6, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2015
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt, 2016
Exhibition view, Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, 2018
Exhibition view, Studio Museum, New York - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Studio Museum, New York, 2016
Window 5 (diptyque) - © kamel mennour
Window 5 (diptyque), 2018
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2017
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2017
Dealing with... - © kamel mennour
Dealing with…, 2015
Exhibition view, Haus der Kunst, Munich - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2014
Sans Titre (série Horse Day) - © kamel mennour
Sans Titre (série Horse Day), 2017
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2017
Sans Titre - © kamel mennour
Sans Titre, 2013
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt, 2016
Demain c'est loin - © kamel mennour
Demain c’est loin, 2017
Exhibition view, Biennale de Lyon - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Biennale de Lyon, 2015
Exhibition view, Liverpool Biennale - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Liverpool Biennale, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2015
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2017
Exhibition view, Haus der Kunst, Munich - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2014
Sans Titre (série Horse Day) - © kamel mennour
Sans Titre (série Horse Day), 2015
Shelby - © kamel mennour
Shelby, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2015
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2017
Exhibition view, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2016
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt, 2016
Exhibition view, Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, 2018
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2018
Exhibition view, Biennale de Lyon - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Biennale de Lyon, 2015
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
ALL-IN - © kamel mennour
ALL-IN, 2012
Agnès - © kamel mennour
Agnès, 2013
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt, 2016
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
Exhibition view, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale, 2011
Screen 4 - © kamel mennour
Screen 4, 2011
Exhibition view, Philadelphia Museum of Art - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2011
Screen 6 - © kamel mennour
Screen 6, 2011
Le commercial - © kamel mennour
Le commercial, 2013
Exhibition view, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2013
La valeur du produit - © kamel mennour
La valeur du produit, 2013
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2010
Temps mort, sans titre n : 83 - © kamel mennour
Temps mort, sans titre n : 83, 2008
Temps mort, sans titre n : 89 - © kamel mennour
Temps mort, sans titre n : 89, 2008
Exhibition view, Centre Photographique d'Île de France, Pontault Combault - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Centre Photographique d’Île de France, Pontault Combault, 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2010
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2010
Temps mort, sans titre n : 43 - © kamel mennour
Temps mort, sans titre n : 43, 2008
Temps mort, sans titre n : 30 - © kamel mennour
Temps mort, sans titre n : 30, 2008
Temps mort, sans titre n : 38 - © kamel mennour
Temps mort, sans titre n : 38, 2008
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2010
Le cercle imaginaire - © kamel mennour
Le cercle imaginaire, 2207—2008
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt, 2016
Exhibition view, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, 2012
Le couloir - © kamel mennour
Le couloir, 2007—2008
Le dos - © kamel mennour
Le dos, 2009
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle Wien - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle Wien, 2017
Le reflet - © kamel mennour
Le reflet, 2007—2008
Exhibition view, SMAK, Ghent - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, SMAK, Ghent, 2017
Exhibition view, Milan Triennale - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Milan Triennale, 2014
Le poing - © kamel mennour
Le poing, 2007—2008
Exhibition view, Musée Delacroix, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Musée Delacroix, Paris, 2017
Exhibition view, IVAM, Valencia - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, IVAM, Valencia, 2016
Le groupe - © kamel mennour
Le groupe, 2007—2008
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt, 2016

Exhibitions & News

Group show - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Daniel Buren, Michel François, Camille Henrot, Anish Kapoor, Tadashi Kawamata, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Philippe Parreno, Ugo Rondinone, Group show
16 January — 6 March 2021
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
Group show - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Daniel Buren, Latifa Echakhch, Michel François, Camille Henrot, Anish Kapoor, Lee Ufan, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, François Morellet, Group show
13 January — 6 March 2021
kamel mennour, 6 rue du Pont de Lodi, Paris 6
Brutal Family Roots - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Brutal Family Roots
4 September — 24 October 2020
Opening 4 September 2020, 18:00 — 00
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
Le Modern Style - © kamel mennour
Group show, Le Modern Style
21 May — 21 June 2020
Viewing room
Été indien - © kamel mennour
Group show, Été indien
5 September — 5 October 2019
Opening 5 September 2019, 15:45 — 45
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
View of the group show “Mask”, kamel mennour (51 Brook Street), London, 2018

© ADAGP Michel François
© Petrit Halilaj
© ADAGP Camille Henrot
© ADAGP Bertrand Lavier
© Matthew Lutz‑Kinoy
© ADAGP Pierre Molinier
© Ugo Rondinone
Photo. archives kamel mennour
Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris/London - © kamel mennour
Group show, Mask
28 June — 28 July 2018
kamel mennour, 51 Brook Street, London
HUSTLING - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, HUSTLING
31 January — 26 February 2017
kamel mennour, 51 Brook Street, London
Hustling - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Hustling
17 October — 5 December 2015
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
Claude Lévêque
Un instant de rêve, 2013
Video projection : 16 pictures on loop
&
Carsten Höller
Kinder Demonstrieren Für Die Zukunft (Doku), 1992
Installation-diapo (Documentation) : Projection of 40 slides in a Kodak carousel

View of the exhibition « L’image pensée », kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
© ADAGP / Claude Lévêque
© Carsten Höller
Photo. Fabrice Seixas
Courtesy Claude Lévêque and kamel mennour, Paris
Courtesy Carsten Höller and Galerie Air de Paris, Paris - © kamel mennour
Group show, L’image pensée
27 June — 25 July 2013
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
ALL IN - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, ALL IN
2 February — 16 March 2013
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
Dan Flavin
Sans Titre (to the Real Dan Hill), 1978
Néons rose, doré, bleu, vert ; Métal laqué
243,8 x 13 x 20 cm
Vue de l’exposition « Lux Perpetua », kamel mennour, Paris, 2012
Photo. Fabrice Seixas
Collection privée, Paris - © kamel mennour
Group show, Lux Perpetua
26 March — 16 May 2012
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
Temps Mort - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Temps Mort
8 September — 9 October 2010
kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6

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