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Yto Barrada  1971, FR, MA

Rank (2014): 344 

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Photography, Video, Installation

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France 29
USA 27
United Kingdom 15
Germany 14
Italy 6

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  Galerie Polaris, France 6
  Galerie Sfeir-Semler - Beirut, Lebanon 3
  galerieofmarseille, France 3
  Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, France 3

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1971 Born in Paris (FR)

Yto Barrada was educated in Tangier; at the Sorbonne, where she studied history and political science; and at the International Centre of Photography in New York.

In The Strait Project Barrada brings together photographs, video and texts to examine the unique character of the Strait of Gibraltar - at once symbolic, physical, historical and intimately personal. Work from the Project (which spans 1999-2003) has been exhibited at the Fondacion Tapies (Barcelona), With de Witte (Rotterdam), the Villa Medici (Rome), the Museum of Modern Art (New York) the Mead Museum ( Warwick) ICP (New-York) Biennale Venice (Arsenale, selection of Robert Storr)…

Barrada is a founder and the Director of Programming of the Cinémathčque de Tanger, Morocco's only movie theater for independent cinema and repertory programming, which opened in 2007.
La Sorbonne University, Paris
ICP, New-York
2003 Public commission: Agence du patrimoine antique : Glanum/Saint-Rémi-de-Pce et Lixus (Maroc)

Awards 2005 Ellen Auerbach Price from the Akademie der Künste

2006 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2006. Shortlisted.

2010 Deutsche Bank's Artist of the Year 2011

Lives and works in Tanger (MA)
New York City, NY (US)
Tangier (MA)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 138  Please report missing Information

until 8.2.2015
Description and image  Inventing the Possible - Jeu de Paume, Paris Send message

until 25.1.2015
   Maroc Contemporain - Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris Send message

until 15.12.
Description  Memory, Place, Desire: Contemporary Art of the Maghreb and the Maghrebi Diaspora - Haverford College, Haverford, PA Send message


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   Yto Barrada - Before Our Eyes - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona

   Yto Barrada - La courte échelle - Galerie Sfeir-Semler - Hamburg, Hamburg

   Riffs - Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
   Yto Barrada. Riffs. Deutsche Bank's Artist Of The Year 2011 - MACRO Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome
   Yto Barrada - Mobilier Urbain - Pace London, London
   Riffs. Deutsche Bank´s Artist Of The Year 2011 - Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
   Yto Barrada - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Description  Yto Barrada - Riffs - WIELS - Centrum voor Hedendaagse kunst, Brussels
Description  Yto Barrada - Riffs - - Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (closed, 2013)

   Yto Barrada - Maison des arts du Grütli, Geneva
   Une proposition modeste - L’appartement 22, Rabat

   Yto Barrada - Iris Tingitana - - galerieofmarseille, Marseille (closed, 2013)
   Yto Barrada - Iris Tingitana - Galerie Polaris, Paris

   Yto Barrada - A Life Full of Holes: The Strait Project - The Kitchen, New York City, NY
   Yto Barrada - Jeu de Paume, Paris

   A Life Full of Holes: The Strait Project - Mead Gallery - Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Description and image  Yto Barrada - A Life Full of Holes - The Strait Project - Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

   BRRADA Yto - Gran royal Turismo - Galerie Polaris, Paris


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   Today’s Specials - Pace London, London
Description  Here and Elsewhere - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
   A Paradise Built in Hell - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
Description  El Teatro Del Mundo / The Theater of the World - Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
   do it Moscow - Garage Center for Contemporary Culture - GCCC, Moscow
   Universo video. La Magia de las Imágenes - Laboral - Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón
   The International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias - The International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena de Indias
Description  Justo Delante De Nosotros Otras Cartografías Del Rif - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona

Description and image  L’Śil Photographique - FRAC - Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand
   Aqua Vitalis - Acte 2 / Palais Ducal Impasse du Duc Rollon - Artothčque de Caen, Caen
   13th Istanbul Biennial - International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
   The Spirit of Utopia - Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
   Aqua Vitalis - Acte 1 / Hôtel d'Escoville - Artothčque de Caen, Caen
   Höhenrausch.3 - Die Kunst Der Türme - OK Offenes Kulturhaus OÖ, Linz
   Désirance - Galerie Polaris, Paris
   Logique de la Mappemonde - Sculptures - Photographies - Vidéos - Conférences - La Box - École Nationale Superieure d´Art de Bourges, Bourges
   Le Pont - MAC Musées d´Art Contemporain Marseille, Marseille
   Everyday matters - - Galleri Faurschou - Copenhagen, Copenhagen (closed)
Description  5th Auckland Triennial - If you were to live here... - Auckland Triennial, Auckland
   Cross-border - Künstlerinnen der Gegenwart aus dem arabischen Mittelmeerraum - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
   Stadt in Sicht - Werke aus der Sammlung Deutsche Bank. Von Feininger bis Gursky - Museum Ostwall im Dortmunder U, Dortmund
   Das Kind, die Stadt und die Kunst - Aldo van Eyck, Nils Norman, Yto Barrada - Schmela Haus, Dusseldorf
   Roll Over. Reflections On Documentary, After Richard Leacock - Temporary Gallery Cologne, Cologne
   When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes - Museum of Contemporay Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
Description  Ici, ailleurs - Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille

   No Borders - Arnolfini, Bristol
   Oriental Mirages, Pomegranates and Prickly Pears - Collection Lambert, Avignon
   Light from the Middle East: About the Exhibition - Victoria & Albert Museum - V&A, London
   Fruits of Passion - Project for contemporary art - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
   Six Lines Of Flight - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
   Schlagwörter und Sprachgewalten - Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel
Description and image  When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes - CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
   Unfinished Journeys - Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen
Description  Mind the System, Find the Gap - Z33, Hasselt
   La Triennale 2012 - Intense Proximity - Palais de Tokyo, Paris
   Survival Techniques: Narratives of Resistance - MoCP - The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
   African Photography: For Whose Eyes? - Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, NY
   Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies - Tensta Konsthall, Spanga
   Living Document/Naked Reality Towards an Archival Cinema - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

   You Have Been There - Marian Goodman Gallery, New York City, NY
   Until It Makes Sense - Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
   Hauntings – Ghost Box Media - Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz
   The Global Contemporary, Art Worlds After 1989 - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
   You Have Been There - Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
   The Future of a Promise - Collateral exhibition, Venice Biennale 2011 - Magazzini del Sale, Venice
   Dream It - Achieve It - Leave It - Galerie Polaris, Paris
Description and image  Biennale di Venezia - 54th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Description  The World Belongs to You - Palazzo Grassi - Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice
Description  Foreclosed. Between Crisis and Possibility - The Kitchen, New York City, NY
Description and image  Sharjah Biennial 10 - Plot for a Biennial - Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah
   VidéoStudio: New Work from France - Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
Description  Project Europa: Imagining the (Im)Possible - Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery - Columbia University, New York City, NY

   BREAKING NEWS. Contemporary Photography from the Middle East and Africa - Ex Ospedale Sant’Agostino, Modena
Description  Sentences on the banks and other activities - Darat al Funum, Amman
   Living Across: Spaces of Migration - Kupferstichkabinett der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna
   Living Across | Spaces of Migration - xhibit - Ausstellungsräume der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna
Description and image  29° Bienal de Săo Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, Săo Paulo
   The future of tradition – the tradition of future - Haus der Kunst München, Munich
Description  Tarjama/Translation - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
   Etel Adnan / Yto Barrada - Galerie Sfeir-Semler - Beirut, Beirut
   VIDEO XXI. Colección Lemaître - Centro Fundación Telefónica, Lima
Description and image  An impossible Match - Galerie Polaris, Paris
   Junge Akademie 2010 - AdK - Akademie der Künste, Berlin
   Uneven Geographies - Uneven Geographies - Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
   VidéoStudio: New Work from France - The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY
Description and image  Project Europa: Imagining the (Im)Possible - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL

   3rd AiM International Biennale - Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech
Description and image  Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video - The ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, New York City, NY
   Voyage sentimental - FRAC - Languedoc-Roussilon, Montpellier
   Zeichen setzen / Indicated by signs - Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
Description and image  elles@centrepompidou, artistes femmes dans les collections du Centre Pompidou - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Description and image  Tarjama/Translation - Queens Museum of Art (QMA), New York City, NY
   Transmission Interrupted - Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
   Continental Rifts: Contemporary Time-Based Works of Africa - Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Description  Face of Our Time - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
   Hala Elkoussy & Yto Barrada - Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg

   dont acte(s) 2 - - galerieofmarseille, Marseille (closed, 2013)
   Thinking the world - CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussels
   Of People and Places - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
   Éclats de frontičres - FRAC - Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille
   dont acte(s) 1 - - galerieofmarseille, Marseille (closed, 2013)
   Snap Judgments - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
   Port City - - A Foundation - Liverpool, Liverpool (closed)
   port city - - A Foundation - Liverpool, Liverpool (closed)
   Disguise: The art of attracting and deflecting attention - Stevenson, Cape Town
   Revolutions - University Art Gallery, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
   Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography - Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
   All-Inclusive - Die Welt des Tourismus - Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main

   Port City - John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
   Brocken Memory - Ghana National Art Museum, Accra
   Brave New Worlds - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
   Port City: On Mobility and Exchange - Arnolfini, Bristol
   Less Roses - Galerie Sfeir-Semler - Beirut, Beirut
Description and image  52nd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
   The Maghreb Connection - Movements of life across North Africa - Centre d´Art Contemporain Geneve, Geneva
   Juicios instantáneos - Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

   Trienal de Luanda 2007 - Trienal de Luanda, Luanda
   2° Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla - BIACS - Fundación Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla, Sevilla
   Africa Remix - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
   Peintres de la vie moderne Modern-life painters - Donation - Caisse des Dépôts' photograph collection - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
   the living is easy - Flowers Galleries - Kingsland Road, London
Description  Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography - Miami Art Central, Miami, FL
   BARRADA, COUTURIER, HERNANDEZ, LHOPITAL - "Nom de l’oeuvre" - Galerie Polaris, Paris
   Why Pictures Now - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna
Description and image  Africa Remix - Contemporary Art of a Continent - Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
   Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2006 - C/O Berlin, Berlin
   Au Delŕ des Images: (Beyond Images) - Galerie Sfeir-Semler - Beirut, Beirut
   Snap Judgments - New Positions in Contemporary African Photography - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
Description  Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2006 - The Photographers' Gallery, London

   [59ş54'49"N - 10ş53'44"E] Meeting Point - Stenersenmuseet, Oslo
   Transphotographiques 2005 - Transphotographiques, Lille
   On Difference #1 - Lokale Kontexte - Hybride Räume - Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

   The world in 5 steps - Van Kranendonk Gallery, The Hague

   Travelling - Centre photographique d’Ile-de-France, Pontault Combault
Description and image  Strangers: the first ICP triennial of photography and video - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
Description  Global Detail - Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Groningen

  Kunsthalle Baselin capital letters - Kunsthalle Basel, Basel Send message


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 Galerie Sfeir-Semler - Hamburg, Hamburg


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