Pace Gallery Seoul hosts a solo show by French Moroccan artist Yto Barrada, the first one in Asia for the artist.
Through photographic works, videos and installations, he investigates the social reality of contemporary Morocco, the transformations taking place in the country and its complex position on the border with the West.
Yto Barrada (b. 1971, Paris) lives and works in New York. Barrada’s work combines the strategies of the documentary film with the metaphorical approach to imagery in her photographic, installation and sculptural work.
Her work is in the collections of Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Tate, London. Her exhibitions have included Kunsthalle, Basel; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Jeu de Paume, Paris; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Hayward Gallery, London; Museu de Arte de São Paulo; The Power Plant, Toronto; and the 2007 and 2011 Venice Biennales.
She was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize in 2006 and the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2016. She won the first Ellen Auerbach Award in Berlin in 2006; was named Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year in 2011 and won the Abraaj Group Art Prize in 2015.
Barrada is the founder of Cinémathèque de Tanger (2006–ongoing), North Africa’s premier cinema cultural center and film archive, housed in a renovated 1930s film theater in Tangier.
- Installation view of "Yto Barrada". Courtesy TABAKALERA, International Centre for Contemporary Culture