Neïl Beloufa‘s works revolve around an in-depth research into the relationship between moving images, sound, installation, and sculpture, to create immersive environments of which the viewer’s gaze constitutes an integral part. His installations include various materials and techniques, and they often contain exposed technological components and digital devices they are made of, with explicit references to the contemporary subculture.

Neïl Beloufa
Neïl Beloufa
Paris, 1985
France

Past Exhibitions

The act of drinking a Coke by yourself is the lowest form of art

Fonderia Artistica Battaglia
31/03/2017 — 20/05/2017

Coisa Pública

Despina
15/09/2016 — 01/10/2016

Solo Shows

2018
Global Agreement, Schirn Künsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
HYBRIDS, Lustwarande, Tilburg, Netherlands
Düsseldorf outdoor sculpture project, Düsseldorf, Germany
Maison Populaire, Paris, France
Par Amour de Jeu, Magasins Généraux, Paris, France
Promotion, GDM… Gallery, Paris, France
The Enemy of My Enemy, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (curated by Julien Fronsac and Claire
Moulène)
Neïl Beloufa, Works from the Lune Rouge Collection, Art Projects Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
2017
Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Pejman Foundation, Tehran, Iran
Développement durable, MRAC Sérignan, Sérignan, France
2016
Soft(a)ware, K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai, China (curated by Victor Wang)
Democracy, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Projects 102: Neïl Beloufa, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2015
Counting on People, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
We are safe now, Galleria Zero, Milan, Italy
Neoliberal, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris, France
Hopes for the Best, Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin, Germany
Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
2014
En Torrent Et Second Jour, Fondation Ricard, Paris, France
Superlatives and Resolutions, Mendes/Wood, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Counting on People, The Banff Centre, Canada
Counting on People, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom
2013
Speaking About Best, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Production Value, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (curated by Ali Subotnick)
2012
Les Inoubliables prises d’autonomie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Institut Francais, Amman, Jordan (curated by Ala Younis)
Documents Are Flat 4, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (curated by Veit Loers)
Functions of Light, Balice Hertling & Lewis, New York, USA
WSR, Audi Talent Awards, FIAC, Paris, France
2011
Topics Values, Kunsthaus Glarus, Zurich, Switzerland
An Archived Causality, Saprophyt, Vienna, Austria
As Far As We Know, The Western Front, Vancouver, Canada
Les Manques Contenus, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris, France
Kempinski in Stowaways, New Museum, New York, USA
Changes of Administration, Zero Gallery, Milan, Italy
2010
The Beautiful Spaces, Frieze Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
Art Forum Berlin, Germany
Future in Present Tense, Kai Middendorff Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
Si dans le future les machines à remonter le temps éxistaient, on se le serait dit, Biennale de Belleville, Paris, France (curated by Florence Parot)
2009
The Dissociated Designs, Kai Middendorff Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
Tectonic Plates or the Jurisdiction of Shapes, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
L’importance des sujets, Galerie LHK, Paris, France
2008
Six feet under: Kempinski, Whitebox, New York, USA

Group Shows

2018
Hybrids, Lustwarande, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Liquid Dreams, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Bridging the Gap: A Selection of Nominees of the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Tsinghua University Art Museum,
Beijing, China
Matters of Time, University of California Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts Gallery, Irvine, USA
2017
Yellow Creature, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland (curated by Fanni Fetzer)
Mechanisms, CCA Wattis, San Francisco, USA (curated by Anthony Huberman)
The Everywhere Studio, Institute for Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, USA (curated by Alex
Gartenfeld)
Jeux, rituels & récréations, Gare Saint Saveur, Lille, France (curated by Bernard Blistène and Marcella Lista)
Au loin les signaux, al lou’lou, Chantier Naval Borg, Marseilles, France. Sept 15-17, 2017.
2015
Ten Rooms, Three Loggias and a Hall, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
AVATAR AND ATAVISM, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
Transparencies, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
YARAT Art Center, Baku, Azerbaijan
Cultivating Culture, ICASTICA, Arezzo, Italy
Neil Beloufa, Julien Creuzet: Scroll infini, La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec, France
Exhibition of the 4 Marcel Duchamp Prize nominated artists, Carré d’Art Contemporain de Nimes, Nîmes, France
2014
Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York, USA
Taipei Biennale, Taiwan
Shanghai Biennale, China
Europe Europe, Astrip Fearnley Museet, Oslo (curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist)
Future Generation Prize Shortlist Exhibition, Kiev, Ukraine
Memory Palaces, Carlier Gebauer, Berlin, Germany
DERRIERE, APRES LES CHUTES, CLEARING, Brussels, Belgium
The Stuff that Dreams are Made of, Too, CLEARING, New York, USA
2013
Dissident Futures, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
Mécaniques des fluides, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (curated by Marie Maracciole)
12ème Biennale de Lyon, Entre-temps, Brusquements… et ensuite, Lyon, France (curated by Gunar B. Kvaran)
The Unicorn, The Power Station / Cleveland Art Museum, Dallas and Cleveland, USA (curated by Reto Thuring)
55th Venice Biennale, The Encyclopedic Palace, Venice, Italy (curated by Massimiliano Gioni)
Love Is Colder than Capital, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Fruits De La Passion, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France (curated by p.a.c.)
Beloufa, Bourouissa, Binet, ZERO, Milan, Italy
Screens, Murray Guy, New York, USA
Unruhe der Form. Entwürfe des politischen Subjekts, Wiener Secession, Austria (curated by George Schollhammer)
Better Homes, SculptureCenter, New York, USA. (curated by Ruba Katrib)
Triennal der Kleinplastik in Fellbach, Stuttgart, Germany
The French Haunted House, SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul, Korea
No one lives here, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
2012
Remainder, Hillary Crisp Gallery, London, United Kingdom (curated by Alex Ross)
La Triennale: Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (curated by Okwui Enwezor)
Deep Space, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
Superpower : Africa in Science Fiction, Arnolfini Contemporary Art center, Bristol, United Kingdom
(curated by Nav Haq)
Permanent collection, level 4, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France
Contemporary Art Center, Bristol, United Kingdom
Science Fiction in Africa, Arnolfini Contemporary Art Center, Bristol, United Kingdom (curated by Nav Haq)
Edificio Métalico, TEOR/eTica, San-José, Costa Rica (curated by Inti Guerrero)
Los Pasos Perdidos, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna, Austria
2011
Le retour, Musée Art Moderne d’Alger, Algiers, Algeria
Alternative Knowledge, Counter-Memories, David Roberts Foundation, London, United Kingdom
Idéal #13, Espace croisé, Roubaix, France
Rituel, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
Museum Of Display, Extracity _Kunsthal Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
2001, 2011, Soudain, Déjà, Galeries d’Exposition de l’École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Eattopia, Hong-Gah Museum, Taiwan
Group Show, Gallery Balice Hertling and Lewis, New York
Impression, Soleil, 6B, Paris, France (curated by Stephanie Cottin)
The Normal Condition For Any Communication, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada
Yet to be titled, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris, France
Spacecraft Icarus 13, BAK -Basis Voor Actuele Kunst, Ultrecht, The Netherlands (curated by Cosmin Costinas)
Sympathetic Magic: Video Myths and Rituals, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, USA
2010
54th London Film Festival, London, United Kingdom
Police the Police, Young Artists Biennial, Bucharest, Romania
Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain
Monsieur Miroir, 12th Ricard Foundation Prize, Paris, France
Real Estate, Galleria Zero, Milan, Italy
Actual Fears––Gaps and Vertigo, Centre d’Art Neuchatel, Switzerland
Mouvement des Atomes, mobilité des Formes, Galerie des Beaux Arts, Paris, France
2009
LHK18, Galerie LHK, Paris, France
Étrange familiarité, familière étrangeté, Galerie Mongrand, Beaux-Arts de Marseille, France
Idéal #11, Espace Croise, Roubaix, France
Videonale 12, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
In Search of the Unknown, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Speed of Light, Israeli Centre for Digital Art, Holon, Israel
2008
The Gatekeepers, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, USA
The Gatekeepers, Hordaland Art Center, Bergen, Norway
Jeune creation, Grand Halle de la Villette, Paris, France
Re-reading the future, Prague International Triennial of Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
Nothing at the end of the lane, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, USA
Holy Holes: Absolute Stalls, Dumbo Art Centre, Brooklyn, USA
Provocations: The Art of Social Action, Johnson Center- GMU, Washington D.C., USA
The Mirror Stage, Lanitis Foundation and various venues, Limassol, Cyprus (curated by Yiannis Colakides)
38th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Transmediale 09, Berlin, Germany
22nd Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, United Kingdom
Les Écrans Documentaires, Paris, France
52th Times BFI – London Film Festival, Londres, United Kingdom
25fps, Zagreb, Croatia
24th Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany
10th VIDEOEX festival, Zurich, Switzerland.
15th /16th Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Madrid/Berlin, Spain/Germany
54th International Kurtzfilmtage, Oberhausen, Germany
European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany
Courtisane festival, Ghent, Belgium
5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
Transmediale 08, Berlin, Germany
New York Film and Video festival, New York, USA
2007
12th Biennial of moving images, Centre Pour l’image Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Incorrect, Prix Leica Laureates, FH-Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
10 Jours / 10 Artistes / 10 vidéos, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Paris Country of birth: France Date of birth: 1985 Lives in: Paris, New York, and Los Angeles