Bouchra Khalili (born 1975 in Casablanca) is a Moroccan-French visual artist. Raised between Morocco and France, she studied Film at Sorbonne Nouvelle and Fine Arts at École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy. She lives in Berlin.

Working with film, video, installation, photography, and prints, Khalili’s practice articulates language, subjectivity, orality, and geographical explorations. She often retools the aesthetic strategies of documentary cinema to focus on historical speculation and the representation of subjects rendered invisible by the nation-state. Each of her projects can be seen as a platform offered to members of political minority to elaborate, narrate, and share strategies and discourses of resistance.

Bouchra Khalili
Bouchra Khalili
Casablanca, 1975

Past Exhibitions

Bouchra Khalili

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo 02/11/2017 — 04/03/2018

The Restless Earth

Triennale di Milano
28/04/2017 — 20/08/2017

Bouchra Khalili Solo Show

Lisson Gallery, 67 Lisson Street
27/01/2017 — 18/03/2017

Bouchra Khalili: The Mapping Journey Project

Museum of Modern Art – MoMA
09/04/2016 — 28/08/2016

Come Invest in Us. You’ ll Strike Gold

10/09/2012 — 03/11/2012

Solo Shows


Foreign Office, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Garden Conversation, Macba, Barcelona, Spain
Foreign Office, ADN Galeria, Barcelona, Spain


Bouchra Khalili: The Player. Frac Poitou-Charentes, France
The Seaman, with ADN Galeria, Loop Video Art, Barcelona, Spain
Speeches – Chapter 3: Living Labour, PAMM, Miami, USA


The Opposite of the Voice-Over. Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, Toronto, Canada
Wet Feet and More. DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany
The Mapping Journey Project. CAC, La Passerelle, Brest, France
The Seaman. Freedman Gallery Project Space, Albright College, USA


Wet Feet and More. Galerie Polaris, Paris, France

Group Shows



8th Goteborg Biennale: A Story Within A Story, Sweden
Common Grounds. Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
All roads lead to Schengen. Frac Lorraine, Metz, France


Here & Elsewhere. The New Museum, New York, USA
Parle pour toi, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
Garden and Spring, Abraaj Group Art Prize, Art Dubai, UAE


The Encyclopedic Palace, Venice Biennale, 55th International Exhibition, Italy
Cross-Borders. Museum of Contemporary Art at ZKM, Karslruhe, Germany
Mirages d’Orient. Yvon Lambert Collection, Avignon, France

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Casablanca Country of birth: Morocco Date of birth: 1975 Lives in: Berlin, Germany