Yto Barrada has been nominated for the 2016 Prix Marcel Duchamp. The shortlist was announced in early February by the selection committee of the French art prize—formed by 11 collectors from the Association for the International Diffusion of French Art (ADIAF). The winner will be announced at the next edition of FIAC in October 2016. The Prix Marcel Duchamp was established in 2000 by the ADIAF in partnership with the Centre Pompidou, and, since 2005, the Parisian art fair FIAC. It is awarde
Yto Barrada is presenting her work at the Carré d’Art in Nîmes, France, until 13 March 2016. This exhibition continues to explore themes visited in her recent exhibition at Pace London. Faux Guide questions Moroccan identity and the curation of collections in natural history, ethnography and archaeology museums.
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents the first solo exhibition in Portugal of the work of Yto Barrada. Continuing with her exploration of Moroccan identity and the question of origins, Barrada transforms the Serralves Villa into a museum of modern and natural history. Salon Marocain will run until 20 September and will coincide with Barrada’s upcoming Pace London exhibition Faux Guide. Salon Marocain is curated by Suzanne Cotter, Director, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
Yto Barrada uses photography, prints, film, sculpture and installation to explore the identity of her home town, Tangier and the relationship between unchecked urban development, the botanical landscape, and the subtle forms of resistance that humans—and plants—attempt against the forces of monoculture. The High Line is an elevated freight rail line turned public park in Manhattan, New York. Friends of the High Line commission public art projects and present a diverse collection of artworks
On 17 March, 2015 at Art Dubai, Barrada' new work was unveiled in celebration of her receipt of the Abraaj Group Art Prize. The installation, False Start, a 16mm and HD film shot in Southern Morocco in December 2014, coupled with an installation of sculptures--Lying Stones--explores the production and trade of one of Morocco’s most particular items for export: fake prehistoric fossils.
Yto Barrada’s Autocar – Tangier, Figs 1-4 is on view at MoMA as part of their new collection installation. The colour prints made in 2004 are fragments from advertisements, that at first glance, appear to be simply abstractions. As Barrada explained, “What I am really unearthing, discovering, and learning to read are the strategies of resistance, the ‘hidden transcripts’ of people who are faced with superior power.”
Pace artists Hiroshi Sugimoto and Yto Barrada are featured in an upcoming exhibition entitled Open Rhapsody - a Journey into Photography and Video collections at the Beirut Exhibition Center. Opening 2 March 2015, the exhibition brings together more than 50 international contemporary photography and video artists.