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Biography

Bouchra Khalili is a Moroccan-French artist. Born in Casablanca, she later graduated in Film & Media Studies at Sorbonne Nouvelle and Visual Arts at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy. She lives and works in Berlin.

Encompassing film, video, installation, photography, printmaking, and publishing, Khalili's practice explores imperial and colonial continiums as epitomized by contemporary forced illegal migrations and the politics of memory of anti-colonial struggles and international solidarity. Deeply informed by the legacy of post-independence avant-gardes and the vernacular traditions of her native Morocco, Khalili's aproach develops strategies of storytelling at the intersection of history and micro-narratives. Combining documentary and conceptual practices, she investigates questions of self-representation, autonomous agency, and forms of resistance of communities rendered invisible by the nation-state model.

Khalili's work has been subject to many international solo exhibitions, including recently at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2019); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2018); Secession, Vienna (2018); MoMA, New York (2016); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); MACBA, Barcelona (2015), among others. Her work was also included in collective exhibitions and biennales, such as documenta 14 and the Milano Triennale (2017); The Future of History, Kunsthaus, Zurich (2015); The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale (2013); and the 10th Sharjah Biennale (2011); among others.

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