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.
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.
Pace is pleased to announce its participation in Frieze, taking place at Regent’s Park, in London, UK from 17 – 20 October 2013. The gallery’s stand (G8) will include a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, video, and multimedia works spanning over 50 years from the 1950s to the present. Pace presentation will feature a selection of works by Lucas Arruda, Yto Barrada, Alexander Calder, Brian Clarke, Chuck Close, George Condo, Keith Coventry, Jim Dine, James Franco,
Pace is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in ArtInternational Istanbul, taking place at Halic Congress Center, from 16–18 September 2013. The gallery’s booth D2 will include a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, installations, video, and multimedia works spanning from the 1980s to the present.
Yto Barrada is featured in the “Spirit of Utopia” at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, an exhibition which explores the importance of the arts in the efforts to create a better society. Barrada’s multi-media installation emphasises individual narratives within the power structures of colonial history. The show runs from 4 July - 5 September 2013. More information can be found here.
Pace is delighted to announce its participation in Art Dubai, held from 20 to 23 March. Highlights of Pace’s booth (J14) will include Les Trois Pics, a monumental black stabile by Alexander Calder; three of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Dioramas; and a wood sculpture by American artist Maya Lin. Pace will also show works by Yto Barrada, Brian Clarke, Keith Coventry, Tara Donovan, Kevin Francis Gray, Robert Irwin, Maya Lin, Yoshitomo Nara, Michal Rovner, Lucas Samaras, Bosco Sodi, Hiroshi Sugimoto, James