Zoulikha Bouabdellah


Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Silence, 2008-2014, Installation: 24 prayer rugs, 24 pair of shoes 300 x 560 cm. Courtesy: the artist © Zoulikha Bouabdellah
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Zoulikha Bouabdellah grew up in Algeria and studied at the Ecolé nationale supérieure d’arts de Cergy-Pontoise in France. Her works in the form of installations, drawings, videos or photographs reveal a feminist perspective on religion, cultural hybridity and globalization. Her recent work uses love letters to speak about the status of women.

 

www.sabrinaamrani.com

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
TBA. Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
Objects de désir. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.

2015
Double truth. Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde. Dubai, UAE.

2014
L’envers et l’endroit. Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France.

2013
Bizarre. Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2012
Any Resemblance To Actual Persons Living Or Dead Is Purely Coincidental. Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, UAE.

2011
Mirage. Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2010
Set me free from my chains. Isabelle van den Eynde Gallery, Dubai, UAE.

2009
Hobb. La B.a.n.k. Paris, France.

2008
Galeria 5213. Berlin, Germany.

2007
Bleu, blanc, rouge… and other colors. La B.a.n.k. Paris, France.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Lucy’s Iris. Musée Departemental D’Art Contemporain. Rochechouart, France.
Lucy’s Iris. Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
Waste Lands. Es Baluard. Mallorca, Spain.
Le sein dessin. Galerie VivoEquidem. Paris, France.
Cross-border: Video Works by contemporary female artists from the Middle-East. Pataka Art and Museum. Porirua, New Zealand.
Lucy’s Iris. MUSAC. León, Spain.

2015
Body Talk : féminisme, sexualité et corps dans l’oeuvre de six artistes africaines. Lunds Kuntshal, Lunds, Sweden.
The Divine Comedy – Heaven, Purgatory And Hell Revisited By Contemporary African Artists. National Museum of African Art. Smithsonian Institute. Washington DC, USA.
Body Talk : féminisme, sexualité et corps dans l’oeuvre de six artistes africaines. WIELS – Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Brussels, Belgium.
All The World’s a Mosque. Ancient theatre of Carthage. Carthage, Tunez.
Arte contemporânea na Coleçao Sindika Dokolo. You Love Me, You Love Me Not. Municipal Gallery Almeida Garrett. Porto, Portugal.
Femina ou la Réappropriation des modeles. Le Pavillon vendôme Centre d’art contemporain. Clichy, France.
Cherchez l’erreur. Institut des Cultures d’Islam. Paris, France.

2014
Memory, Place, Desire: Contemporary Art of the Maghreb and the Maghrebi Diaspora. Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery (CFG) – Haverford College, Haverford, USA.
Music palace. The power of music seen by visual artists. Villa Empain – Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium.
The Divine Comedy. SCADMOA. Savannah, USA.
Sculptures du Sud. Villa Datris – Fondation pour la Sculpture Contemporaine, L´Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France.
Please rewind! Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
Mil caras. Musée de la Fondation Abderrahman Slaoui. Casablanca, Morocco.
Die Göttliche Komödie. Himmel, Hölle, Fegefeuer aus Sicht afrikanischer Gegenwartskünstler. Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

2013
Silk Highway 21C. Yallay Gallery, Hong Kong, SAR.
Cross-border – Künstlerinnen der Gegenwart aus dem arabischen Mittelmeerraum. ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Tomar medidas. OTR espacio de arte, Madrid. Madrid, España.
naugural Opening. Yallay Space, Hong Kong, SAR.

2012
The Progress Of Love. The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, USA.
Transit_Salvador. MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil.
Le Corps découvert. Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France.
Horizons croisés. Galerie Ammar Farhat – Sidi Bou Saïd, Tunisia.
Cuerpos. Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
Arrival and departures. Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy.

2011
Disquieting muses. Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Big brother, l’artiste face aux tyrans. Palais des Arts et du festival, Dinard, France.
Fluxus – African contemporary art. Chiesa Del Santi Carlo E Agata, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Disquieting Muses. Thessaloniki Centre of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Traits d’union, Paris et l’art contemporain arabe. Villa Emerige, Paris, France.

2010
Illuminations (After Arthur Rimbaud). Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller (LTMH) Gallery, New York, USA.
Arts and Cities. Aichi Triennale, Aichi Arts Center, Japan.
Mapping identity. Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA.
Opening the doors, collecting Middle Eastern Art. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Capturando Rayos De Sol Norteafricano. Centro Parraga, Murcia. Spain.
Reframing Reality: Glimpses into the Lowave video archive. Museet for Samtidskunst / Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark.

2009
Les Mécaniques amoureuses. Maison Guerlain, Paris, France.
Abraaj Capital Art Prize. Museum of Arts & Design, New York, USA.
Coexistencias, 2nd Architecture. Art and Landscape Biennial of the Canaries. Canaries, Spain.
The other shadow of the city. The Palestinian Art Court-al Hoash, Jerusalem, Palestine.
Perspectives: Women. Co-presented by MoCADA and the Museum for African Art, New York, USA.
The seen and the hidden: (Dis)Covering the veil. Austrian Cultural Forum New York, USA.
…Wondering Where the ducks Went… Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Salerno, Italy.

2008
Empire and Its Discontents , Tufts University Art Gallery at the Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, Massachusetts, USA.
‘L’Art au feminine ‘, Musée national d’art moderne et contemporain d’Alger, Algeria.
‘The third space: Cultural Identity Today ‘, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.

2007
7ème Rencontres photographiques de Bamako, Mali.
‘Paris du monde entier, Artistes étrangers à Paris 1900-2005 ‘, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan.
‘Global Feminism ‘, Davis Museum and Cultural Center Boston, USA.
‘Global Feminisms Remix ‘, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
‘Africa Remix – Contemporary art of a continent’, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
‘TRANS CAPE – contemporary African art on the move ‘, Trans Cape Africa, Cape Town , South Africa.
‘Global Feminism ‘, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
‘Airs de Paris ‘, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
52nd Venice Biennial, African Pavilion, Italy.
‘Dreamdance ‘, Espace arts plastiques à Vénissieux, France.
‘Sexy Souks ‘, Point Ephémère, Paris.

2006
‘Paris Black ‘, Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany.
‘SD OBSERVATORIO ‘, IVAM , Valencia, Spain.
‘Africa Remix ‘, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
‘Why Pictures Now ? ‘, Museum Moderner Kunst Stifung Ludwig, Wien.
i love art vidéo,7ème édition, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg.

2005
‘Occident vist des d’orient ‘, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona.
‘Africa Remix ‘, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris & Hayward Gallery, London.

2004
‘Beauté. Afrique@Nantes ‘, Le Lieu unique, Nantes, France
‘Africa Remix ‘, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf.
‘The Sneeze 80 x 80 ‘, Gazonrouge, Athens.
VIe Biennale d’art contemporain africain ‘Dak’art, Dakar, Senegal.
‘Illusiones ‘, Espacio C., Cantabria / Les Afriques, Tri Postal, Lille, France.

2003
‘Rites sacrés /rites profanes ‘, Ve Rencontres de la photographie africaine,
‘Bamako Laplateforme ‘, espace croisé, Roubaix
‘Une nuit d’Art.ventures ‘, 93 artistes.
‘Orlan invites Les Ex de Paris-Cergy ‘, Paris.
‘La Vitrine ‘, École supérieure nationale d’art de Paris-Cergy, France.
‘L’Europe fantôme. Visions africaines de l’Europe et des Européens’, Bruxelles
‘Obszervatorio#7. Introspective’, Zoulikha Bouabdellah et Olodélé Bamgboye,
‘European Satellite’, Camouflage, Bruxelles.

2002
Ve Biennale d’art contemporain africain ‘Dak’art ‘, Dakar, Senegal
Obszervatorio #3, recontextualisation de la Ve Biennale d’art africain contemporain
L’ami de mon amie. Cergy Connexion ‘, Cergy-Pontoise.