Artist in residence
June 25 – August 29, 2013
Mohamed Bourouissa is an acclaimed artist who is well known for photographic work that has depicted the tensions and issues affecting daily life of young people living in the suburbs of France. His images have combined documentary-style content with formal compositions influenced by traditional paintings by Caravaggio and Delacroix, among others. As the artist-in-residence at the AGO, he will have an opportunity to extend his practice by reflecting on the Toronto setting and exploring The Esther and Samuel Sarick Collection of Inuit Art.
Born in 1978, Mohamed Bourouissa works and lives in Paris, France. His work has been presented in a number of solo and group exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, the Palais de Tokyo, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Palazzo Grassi – François Pinault Foundation in Venice, the MAXXI in Rome, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the SCAD of Atlanta, the Finnish Museum of Photography of Helsinki, the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, the Fotomuseum in Rotterdam, the Nikolaj Kunsthal of Copenhagen, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art of Berlin, as well as during the Berlin Biennale and the 2011 International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Venice.
He is represented by galerie kamel mennour, Paris.
Mohamed’s residency is presented as part of Paris-Toronto, a series highlighting contemporary art from France coordinated by the Consulate General of France in Toronto, with the support of the Institut francais. Events are organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Metropole, Canadian Art Foundation, City of Toronto, Elegoa Cultural Productions, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, The Power Plant, the Ryerson Image Centre, and Vtape.
Read more about the Paris-Toronto series at: www.paris-toronto.org/