Bouchra Khalili

Bouchra Khalili is a Moroccan-French artist. Born in Casablanca, she later studied Film at Sorbonne Nouvelle and Visual Arts at the École Nationale d’Arts de Paris-Clergy. She lives and works in Berlin and Oslo.

Working with film, video, installations, photography, and prints, Khalili’s practice articulates language, subjectivity, orality and geographical explorations. Each of her projects investigates strategies of resistance as elaborated, developed, and narrated by individuals, often members of political minorities.

Khalili’s work has been internationally exhibited such as: “Foreign Office”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015), “Garden Conversation”, MACBA, Barcelona (2015), 8th Goteborg Biennale (2015), “Europe: The Future of History”, Kunsthaus, Zurich (2015), “Here & Elsewhere”, New Museum, New York (2014), ”Positions”, Van AbbeMuseum (2014), “Living Labour”, Perez Art Museum, Miami (2014), 55 Venice Biennale (2013), “The Opposite of the Voice-Over”, Justina M.

Barnicke Gallery, Toronto (2013), “Cross Borders”, ZKM, Karlsruhe (2013), “Wet Feet and More”, DAAD Galerie, Berlin (2013), “La Triennale – Intense Proximité”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012), “All Our Relations”, 18 Sydney Biennale (2012), “Mapping Subjectivity”, MoMA, New York (2011); “10eme Biennale de Sharjah” (2011), among others.

She was the recipient of Abraaj Group Art Prize 2014, Sam Art Prize 2014, DAAD-Artists in Berlin (2012), Vera List Center for Art and Politics Fellowship (2011-2013).


Bouchra Khalili was in residency in Algiers in September 2014.