Yto Barrada: Agadir opens February 7, 2018 at the Barbican Centre in London. Using as her starting point the Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine surrealist text Agadir, centered on the 1967 earthquake that devastated the Moroccan city, Barrada weaves together personal narratives and political histories to examine how a city and its people might approach the process of reinvention after a disaster. This exhibition is Barrada's first major London commission, and will present a mural, film, sculpture, and a seri
Yto Barrada will be participating in Performa 17 through multiple performances and events during the month of November in New York. Tree Identification for Beginners is a performance commissioned for Performa 17, in which Barrada explores her mother's tour throughout the US in the summer of 1966 as part of a "Young African Leaders" program. Interweaving events of political history with her own family's stories and myths, Barrada uses archives and reports, journals, and textiles to bring together
Yto Barrada will be participating in the upcoming Performa 17, a biennial exhibition in New York dedicated to live performance across various artistic disciplines. This edition will showcase comissions and projects focused on the historical significance of Dada, as well as work from artists engaged in a cultural dialogue with several African cities to explore the sociopolitical context informing contemporary art today. Performa 17 will take place in New York from November 1 - 19, 2017. For mor
Yto Barrada will be participating in the upcoming Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj. From the Foundation, "Tamawuj, a noun in Arabic which is defined as a rising and falling in waves, but also a flowing, swelling, surging, fluctuation or a wavy undulating appearance outline or form, is reflective of SB13’s aims to cultivate collaborations, infrastructures and strategies within Sharjah and the project localities. The Biennial poses questions around, and proposes answers to the conditions for the po
In 2015, Pace London was honoured to present Faux Guide, an exhibition of all new works by Yto Barrada which has since travelled to the Serralves Foundation in Porto and the Carré d'Art in Nîmes; and later this Fall, its next iteration will be unveiled at the Museum Leuven in Brussels, and The Power Plant in Toronto. Barrada’s work can also currently be viewed at Manifesta 11 in Zurich, and the Beirut Art Centre, as well as in her solo exhibitions at Secession in Vienna, and Tabakalera in
Yto Barrada’s work is on show as part of the Barjeel Art Foundation Collection, ‘Imperfect Chronology: Mapping the Contemporary’ at the Whitechapel Gallery. Running until 14 August 2016, this exhibition brings together an eclectic mix of media based artists exploring themes about the consequence of war; specifically, migration and the media’s representation of the destruction. Barrada’s photographic work, featuring her home town Tangier, maps out the border crossings - a symbol of hope for
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.