born 1970 in Tanger, Morocco

1989 School of Fine Arts, Casablanca, Morocco

1991 School of Fine Arts, Rome, Italy


mounir fatmi
Solo Exhibitions (selection)
2016    

Darkening Process, Museum for Photography and Visual Arts, Marrakesh
2015    

Permanent Exiles, MAMCO, Geneva
    Art et Patrimoine: C'est encore la nuit, Prison Qara - Institut Français de Meknès, Morroco
    Modern Times, Miami Beach Urban Studios Gallery - Florida International University, Miami   Beach
    Constructing Illusion, Analix Forever, Geneva
2014     Walking on the light, CCC - Centre de Création Contemporaine, Tours
    They were blind, they only saw images, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris?The Kissing Circles, Analix Forever, Genève
2013     History is not mine, Paradise Row Gallery, London
    Spot On: Mounir Fatmi, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf ?Le Voyage de Claude Lévi-Strauss, Institut Français de Casablanca?La Ligne Droite, Galerie Fatma Jellal, Casablanca
    The Blinding Light, Analix Forever, Geneva?Post Tenebras Lux, Festival A-Part, Les Baux-de-Provence?Intersections, Keitelman Gallery, Brussels
2012    Suspect Language, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
    Oriental Accident, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York
    Kissing circles, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica
2011    The Angel´s Black Leg, CONRADS Düsseldorf
    Without Anesthesia, Analix Forever, Genève
    Megalopolis, AKBank Sanat, Istanbul
2010    Seeing is believing, Galerie Hussenot, Paris
    The Beautiful Language, Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten, Amsterdam
2009    Fuck architects: chapter III, FRAC Alsace, Sélestat
    Minimalism is Capitalist, CONRADS, Düsseldorf
    
2008     Fuck architects : chapter II, le creux de l’enfer, Thiers
    Connexion 02, galerie Delacroix, Tanger        
2007    Fuck architects : chapter 1, lombard-freid project, New York
    Something is possible, shoshana wayne gallery, Los Angeles
    J’aime l’Amérique, la maison rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris
    Sans Histoire, Musée national Pablo Picasso, la guerre et la paix, Vallauris
2005    Bad connexion, galerie saw gallery, Ottawa
    Ecrans noirs, centre d’art contemporain intercommunal, Istres
    L’évolution ou la mort, centre culturel marcel pagnol, Fos-sur-Mer
2004    Comprendra bien qui comprendra le dernier, CAC le parvis, Ibos
    Jusqu’au bout de la poussière, espace des arts, Colomiers
    Dieu me pardonne, bureau d’art et de recherche, Roubaix
2003    Obstacles, next flag, migros museum, Zürich
2002    L’image dans la tête, CAC le chaplin, Mantes la Jolie
 
1999    Liaisons et déplacements, musée des arts décoratifs, Paris
Group Exhibitions (selection) ?
2016    Looking at the World Around You. Contemporary Works from Qatar Museums, Santander Art Gallery, Madrid
Merchant of Dreams, Brandts & Viborg Kunsthal, Odense & Viborg, Denmark?    Le Sens de la Peine, La Terrasse, Nanterre
198920072016, Galerie Papillon, Paris
2015    Global Control and Censorship, ZKM, Karlsruhe
Between the Pessimism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will, 5th Thessaloniki Biennale
Detras del Muro, Collateral project to the 12th Havana Biennial, La Havana
Traces of the Future, MMP+, The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts, Marrakech
Test Exposure, 16th International Media Art Biennial WRO, Wroclaw
    FOMO, Fear Of Missing Out - Sextant &+, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille
Memory & Oblivion, Station, Beirut
Jameel Prize 3, The National Library, Singapore
Unprotected Zone, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
Le monde selon..., FRAC Franche Comté, Besançon
Les Fragments de l'Amour, CAC La Traverse, Alfortville
Passages, parages; visages, paysages, Musée Bank Al-Maghrib, Rabat?Other People's Memories, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Je me souviens, La Traverse - centre d'art contemporain d'Alfortville, Alfortville
    You love me, you love me not, contemporary art of the collection Sindika Dokolo, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto
A REPUBLIC OF ART : French Regional Collections of contemporary Art. From the 80's to Today, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Who said tomorrow doesn't exist?, 1st Trio Biennial, Rio de Janeiro
Diverse works: Director's Choice, 1997-2015, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
Jameel Prize 3, Sharjah Museum, Sharjah
Fotofest 2014: Views from the inside, ADMAF, Abu Dhabi
    Corps recomposés. Greffe et art contemporain, Le Scriptorial d'Avranches, Avranches
All the World's a mosque, Théâtre de Carthage - Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis ?HIWAR - inaugural exhibition, AMOCA, the Arab Museum of Contemporary Art, Sakhnin
A l'ombre d'Eros, une histoire d'amour et de mort, Monastère Royal de Brou, Bourg-en-Bresse
    
2014     The Sublime: Contemporary Works from the Collection, QAGOMA, Brisbane, Australia?Arab Contemporary, architecture, culture and identity, Louisiana, Museum of Modern Art, Humblaek?Des Choses en moins, des choses en plus, Palais de Tokyo, Paris ?Nass Belgica - L'immigration marocaine en Belgique, Centre culturel Le Botanique, Brussels ?Between two stools, one book, Villa Empain-Fondation Boghossian, Brussels ?Views from inside, Fotofest Biennial 2014, Houston ?IMPACT, Art Gallery of Western Austrialia, Perth, Australia ?Songs of Love and Songs of Loss, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea?La Disparition des Lucioles, Collection Lambert, Avignon?Jameel Prize 3, Hermitage-Kazan Museum, Kazan, Tatarstan?Giving Contours to Shadows, N.B.K., Berlin ?The Kennedy Bunker, REH-transformer, Berlin
African Way, Chapelle de la Visitation - espace d'art contemporain, Thonon-les-Bains
Colonia Apocrifa, MUSAC, Leon
Le Maroc Contemporain, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris ?
2013     The Sea is my land, MAXXI, Rome
Ici, Ailleurs, Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture
25 years of arab creativity, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
If I were to live here, 5th Auckland triennial
The Progress of Love, The Menil Collection, Houston?    Le Pont, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille
Sculpture on the beach, Art Dubai
2012    Unfolding Tales, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
    Beyond Memory, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem
In Other Words/ Blackmarket of Translation, NGBK, Berlin
    Machines – les Formes du mouvement, Manif d’Art 6, Québec
    L’histoire est à moi! , Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse
    Unrest, Apexart, New York
    Transit, Modern Museum of Art, Salvadore de Bahia, Brasil
    Contemporary practices and Social Dynamics, Dakar Biennial
2011    Told, Untold, Retold, Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha
    Miragen, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo
    Meeting Point 06, Beirut Art Center, Beyrouth, Lebanon    
    Miragens, Museu Nacional do Conjunto Cultural da Republica, Brasilia, Brasil
    Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
2010    XIIth Cairo Biennial, Cairo
    Unexpected, Unerwartet, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany
    Res publica, Moscow museum of modern art, Moscow
    First Mediterranean Biennial, Haifa, Israel
    Yesterday will be better, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
    In context, Arts on main, The Goodman Gallery, Johannesbrug
    Miragens, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro
    Retrospective and perspectives, Dakar Biennial, Dakar
    Biennale Cuvée, Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, Austria
    Breaking News, Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena
    Silence_Storm, Port Izmir 2, International triennial of contemporary art, Izmir, Turkey
    Capturando rayos del sol Norteafricano, Centro Parraga of Murcia, Spain
    The Storyteller, The New School, New York and Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
    Shadow Dance, KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
    One shot! Football and Contemporary Art, B.P.S. 22 Art center, Charleroi
    Born in Dystopia, Rosenblum Collection & Friends, Paris
    Borders, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
    Tuileries 2010, Paris
2009    The Spectacle of the Everyday, Xe Biennale de Lyon, Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon
    8e rencontres photographiques de Bamako, Bamako, Mali
    Looking Inside Out, Kunsternes Hus, Oslo
    Out of Line, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York
    Things Fall Apart, Winkleman Gallery, New York
    After Architecture: Tipologies de Després, Santa Monica Art Center, Barcelone
    Another Border: Who are the others?, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg
    Traversées-Crossings, Darb 17 18, Le Caire
    Traversées-Crossings, Bab Rouah, Bab Elkebir, Rabat
2008     Paradise Now! Essential French avant-Garde Cinema 1890-2008, Tate modern, Londres?
    Farewell to Colonialism, Third Guangshou Trienniale, Guangzhou?
    Looking Forward to hearing from you, Museum Gounaropoulos, Athènes?
    Flow, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York?
    Peur et Désir, Palais de Tokyo, Paris?
    The gates of Mediterranean, Palazzo del Piozzo Rivoli, Torino ?
    Traces of the spiritual, Haus der Kunst, Münich?
Cadavre exquis, Analix Forever gallery, Geneva
    Visionary Tales of a Balanced Earth, The Te Papa Museum, New Zealand?
    Biennial of Pontevedra, Pontevedra?
    Traversia, CAAM, Canary Islands?
    ?Attempt to exhaust an African place, Santa Monica Art Center, Barcelone
    Traces du sacré, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris?
2007      52nd Venice Biennial, Italy
    7th Sharjah Biennial, art, ecology and the politics of change, Dubai
    1st Luanda Triennial Angola
    24ème biennale Memorial of Nadezda Petrovic, Serbia and Balkan
    Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, USA
    Africa remix, contemporary art of a continent, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
    Art Chicago, Shoshana Wayne Gallery,Chicago
    24th biennial Memorial of Nadezda Petrovic, Serbia and Balkan
Residency
2005-2007    rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, dutch ministry of education, culture and science, Amsterdam?mounir fatmi, daïmon center et saw gallery, Gatineau et Ottawa
2001    Friche André Malraux, collectif 12, Mantes la Jolie
2000    Ateliers d’artistes, Marseille?MJC de Manosque, Manosque
1999    Cité internationale des arts, Paris
1997     DRAC nord pas de calais, atelier-résidence, MAJT, Lille
Awards
2013    Shortlisted for the Jameel Prize
2011    Prize of the Cairo Biennial
2006    grand prix Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dak'art, 7ème biennale de Dakar?Stichting kunstprijs Willem F.C. Uriôt, Amsterdam?Van den Bergh van Heemstede stichting, Amsterdam?Fellowship of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amsterdam
1998    Prix de la création vidéo, 8ème festival international de la vidéo, Îles Canaries?Prix spécial du Jury ex-æquo, 16ème festival vidéo art, Estavar-Llivia?Mention spéciale, 3ème festival international du film nouveau, Split
1997    Prix du public, 4ème festival art vidéo, Casablanca
1995    Nomination, international videokunstpreis, ZKM, Karlsruhe
1994    1er prix, 2ème festival arabe de la vidéo, Casablanca
1993    1er prix, 3ème biennale de la jeune peinture, Fondation Wafabank, Casablanca
Collections
?Angola?• Sindika Dokolo Foundation, Luanda??Australia?• Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth?• Queensland Art Gallery of Australia, Brisbane ??Canada?• AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto??France?• Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création, Paris?• Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris?• Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain d'Alsace, Sélestat?• Fonds Municipal d'Art Contemporain, Paris?• MAMC Les Abattoirs, Toulouse?• Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration, Paris?• Rosenblum & Friends, Paris?• Foundation Frances, Senlis
• FDAC L'Essonne & Château de Chamarande
• Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon??Germany?• Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf?• Nadour, Krefeld?• Written Art Foundation, Frankfurt
Israel ?• The Tiroche DeLeon Collection??Italy ?• Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Modena, Modena ??Jordan?• Darat al Funun, The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman??Morocco
• MMP+, The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts, Marrakech?• Commercial Bank of Morocco, Casablanca?• Wafabank Foundation, Casablanca?• Museum of the ONA Foundation, Casablanca?
Poland?• MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow
?Qatar?• Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha??The Netherlands?• Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam ?• Rijksakademie Collection, Amsterdam?• De Nederlandsche Bank N.V., Amsterdam??Tunisia?• Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis??Turkey?• Ko? Foundation, Istambul ??United Arab Emirates?• The Farjam Collection, Dubai??United Kingdom?• Articulate Contemporary Art Fund, London??United-States of America?• The Brooklyn Museum, New York?• Hessel Foundation for the Bard Museum, New York