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

Malva - © kamel mennour
Malva, 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
Love - © kamel mennour
Love, 2017
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

It's urgent! - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Camille Henrot, Huang Yong Ping, Philippe Parreno, It’s urgent!
27 June — 27 September 2020
Luma Arles
Mohamed Bourouissa - NS-Dokumentationszentrum, München - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Tell me about yesterday tomorrow, Series Shoplifters
28 November 2019 — 18 October 2020
NS-Dokumentationszentrum, München
Mohamed Bourouissa - Argekunst - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Brutal Family Roots
17 September — 14 November 2020
ar/ge kunst, Bolzano
Mohamed Bourouissa - Ryerson Image Centre - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Horse Day
16 September — 28 November 2020
Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto
Mohamed Bourouissa - Fotomuseum - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Street. Life. Photography
11 September 2020 — 10 January 2021
Opening 11 September 2020, 18:00
Fotomuseum Winterthur
Mohamed Bourouissa - Listening session - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Listening Session: Écouter le vivant by Radio Grenouille
26 September 2020
Park Longchamp, Marseille
Mohamed Bourouissa - La Poste - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Signing session
10 October 2020
Carré d’Encre, Paris
Mohamed Bourouissa - Manifesta - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, L’École  : Le sonore, l’audible, le réduit au silence
9 October — 29 November 2020
Le Conservatoire, Manifesta 13 Marseille
Mohamed Bourouissa - Swiss Institute - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, The Space Between Classrooms
14 January — 15 April 2021
Swiss Institute, New York
is part of "2038" to represent Germany at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, is part of “2038” to represent Germany at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale
22 May — 21 November 2021
German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Giardini, Venice
Mohamed Bourouissa - Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020 - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, is the winner of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020
14 — 20 September 2020
The Photographers' Gallery, London
Mohamed Bourouissa - Biennale of Sydney - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Nirin
14 March — 6 September 2020
22nd Biennale of Sydney
Mohamed Bourouissa talk at ENS - © kamel mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Talk at Ecole Normale Supérieure. Projection of “Temps mort” (2009). Talk between the artist and Morgan LABAR (Histoire de l’art – INHA, ENS-DHTA)
28 March 2020
Salle Dussane, ENS, Paris

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