Bouchra Khalili

Professor (contemporary art)
Bouchra Khalili is a French-Moroccan artist based in Berlin
(b. 1975, Casablanca)

Bouchra holds a Master in Film from Sorbonne Nouvelle and an MFA in Visual Arts from École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy. In 2011-2013, she was a fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, at The New School, New York.

Khalili’s work in video, installation, photography and prints, investigates the discourses and strategies of resistance as developed, elaborated, and narrated by members of political minorities. Khalili’s main field of interest concerns the interaction between language, subjectivity, and collective voice, to investigate the ability and the limits of the image and sound to reflect the complex articulations of contemporary migrations, colonial history, physical and imaginary geography, in the era of globalization.

Khalili is also the recipient of several grants and awards, as among others: ”Sam Art Prize 2013”, Sam Art Foundation, Paris; “Abraaj Group Art Prize, 2013”; “DAAD-Artist in Berlin” (2012); Vera List Center for Art and Politics Fellowship (The New School, New York, 2011-2013) and Villa Médicis Hors les Murs (2010).

Khalili is a co-founder of La Cinémathèque de Tanger, an artist run non-profit organization based in Tanger, Morocco, dedicated to promoting film culture in North Africa. For La Cinémathèque, Khalili has curated and co-curated numerous film exhibitions in Tanger and abroad, including at Photographers’ Gallery (London, 2006); Cinéma du Réel, Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2007); Los Angeles County Art Museum (2009); La Virreina Art Center (Barcelona, 2011) and at Jeu de Paume, Paris National Gallery (2012).

Telephone: +49 176 8821 4423

Research results

  • The Radial Ally [artists' book] (2019).
    Visual Arts. More
  • I was born a foreigner / Retirada 2019 (2019).
    Art exhibition. More
  • Bouchra Khalili: The Tempest Society (2019).
    Art exhibition. More
  • Bouchra Khalili: Poets and witnesses (2019).
    Art exhibition. More
  • The Typographer (2019).
    Film. More
  • Bouchra Khalili: The Tempest Society (2019).
    Non-fiction book. More
  • Europa Endlos (2019).
    Art exhibition. More
  • Bouchra Khalili: Blackboard (2018).
    Exhibition catalogue . More
  • Foreign Office. Exhibition by Bouchra Khalili (2018).
    Art exhibition. More
  • Road to Justice (2018).
    Art exhibition. More