Yto Barrada (Moroccan, French, b.1971, Paris) studied history and political science at the Sorbonne and photography in New York. Her work — including photography, film, sculpture, prints and installations, — began by exploring the peculiar situation of her hometown Tangier. Her work has been exhibited at Tate Modern (London), MoMA (New York), The Renaissance Society (Chicago), Witte de With (Rotterdam), Haus der Kunst (Munich), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Whitechapel Gallery (London), and the 2007 and 2011 Venice Biennale.

She was the Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year for 2011, after which her exhibit RIFFS toured widely. Barrada is also the founding director of Cinémathèque de Tanger. A comprehensive monograph was published by JRP Ringier in 2013. She is a recipient of the 2013-2014 Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography (Peabody Museum at Harvard University) and was awarded the 2015 Abraaj Prize.

Barrada is represented by Pace Gallery (London), Sfeir-Semler Gallery (Beirut-Hamburg) and Galerie Polaris (Paris).

Yto Barrada
Yto Barrada
Paris, 1971
France

Current Exhibitions

The World on Paper

PalaisPopulaire

27 Sep — 07 Jan
The World on Paper is the opening collective exhibition of PalaisPopulaire, which features works from the Deutsche Bank Collection. The selection explores the special fascination exerted by paper on artists since post-war modernism...

Yto Barrada Solo Show

Pace Gallery, Seoul

03 Sep — 31 Oct
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,...

Past Exhibitions

The Restless Earth

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

Antarctic Pavilion

Palazzo Molin 11/05/2017 — 30/07/2017

Prix Marcel Duchamp 2016 – Les Nommés

Centre Pompidou
12/10/2016 — 30/01/2017

Yto Barrada

M – Museum Leuven 30/09/2016 — 17/01/2017

Yto Barrada: The Sample Book

Secession 08/09/2016 — 01/11/2016

Solo Shows

2015

Carré d’Art, Nimes, France
The Abraaj Group Art Prize, Art Dubai, UEA
The Serralves Foundation, Porto, Portugal
Yto Barrada, Pace Gallery, London, UK

2014

PARLE POUR TOI, Marian Goodman, Paris, France

2013

a courte échelle, Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg, Germany
An Album: Cinématheque Tangier, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Yto Barrada, Studio Fotokino, Marseille, France

Group Shows

2015

Gallery 3010, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Lijnen, Brussels, Patrimone, Tangier, Morocco
Silvia Geddes Studio, Rome, Italy
Serravles, Porto, Portugal
19th Conetmporary Art Festival, SESC, VideoBrasil, S&atildeo Paolo Highline, New York, USA
Biennale, Lyon, France
When there is hope, Phototriennale 2015, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Poetics of Relation, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, USA
Atoplois – WIELS @ MONS2015, WIELS, Brussels, Belgium
Liberated Subjects: Present Tense, Foundation De 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg, Belgium
playing future, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
Crossovers – A Filmic Exploration Of History, Stories And Human Remains, Art Hub, Shanghai, China

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Paris Country of birth: France Date of birth: 1971 Lives in: Tangier