AMINA BENBOUCHTA

Publications
La Vague Blanche

La Vague Blanche

Curateur: Mohamed Thara
Avec les artistes:
Yassine Alaoui Yoriyas
Sanae Arraqas
Mustapha Azeroual
Amina Benbouchta
Hicham Benohoud
Hicham Berrada
Max Boufathal
M’barek Bouhchichi
Mohamed El Baz
Amine El Gotaibi
mounir fatmi
Fouad Maazouz
Omar Mahfoudi
Randa Maroufi
Hicham Matini
Youssef Ouchra
Nissrine Seffar
Mohamed Thara

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Videos
La Vague Blanche _ 2M MAG
October 2020
La Vague Blanche – JT de 2M TV
October 2020
Biography

Amina Benbouchta (b. 1963) is a Moroccan artist, working and living in Casablanca, Morocco and Paris, France.

Benbouchta’s multimedia practice intermingles observational documentary, psychoanalysis and narrative devices. Her poetic self-representations and depictions of settings serve as microcosms that represent social and cultural global phenomena.Benbouchta places particular emphasis her own image and the way she is seen by others—as a woman, as a multimedia artist, and as a person living through the dramatic technological and cultural developments of her time.

Benbouchta was born in Casablanca (Morocco) in 1963, and lives and works between Paris and Casablanca. After graduating in 1986 in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at McGill University, Montreal, she attended various workshops of drawing, lithography and etching in Paris. She was also an auditor at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts de Paris from 1988 to 1990. In 2005, she co-founded the Collectif 212, an organization dedicated to defending the emergence of a new phase of contemporary art in Morocco. In 2017, she founded the artistic residency “IRH (In the Rabbit Hole)”, an initiative aiming to promote young artists in Morocco.

Since 1986, her work has been presented in Morocco and abroad in numerous institutions and contemporary art events, including The Cairo Biennial (1993), The French Institute of Casablanca (1995), The National Museum of Women and the Arts – Washington DC USA (1997), Kerava Museum – Finland (2003), The Museum of Marrakech (2004), The Casa Arabe Madrid (2008), The Biennial of Alexandria (2009),The Art Fair Brussels and Marrakech Art Fair (2010), 1-54 Art Fair (2018) and The Rabat Biennale (2019). In September 2011, she had a solo show at Docks Art Fair Lyon, followed by a solo show at the gallery Artae Lyon, in echo with the Biennial event of Lyon, in November. In 2013, she exhibited her photographs in Paris, Amsterdam and Tokyo; and at The Dubai Art Fair, in 2014. In March of that same year, she participated in the inaugural exhibition of contemporary art center of Vienna. Later in October 2014, her work was part of the inaugural exhibition of the Museum of Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat.

SOLO SHOWS
2017     Interstices. Galerie de l’Institut français de Rabat — Rabat, (Morocco)
2016     Traversées. Dar El Kitab — Casablanca (Morocco)
2015     (M)eta(M)orphosis.Sabrina Amrani Gallery — Madrid (Spain)
Femmes au pluriel, with the collaboration of artist J. Dorléac. Salon International de Tanger des livres et des arts — Tanger (Morocco)
2014     Tout ce qui brille. Matisse Art Gallery — Marrakech (Morocco)
2013     Galerie Granville — Paris (France)
Down the rabbit hole. Sabrina Amrani Gallery — Madrid (Spain)
2012     Matisse Art Gallery — Marrakech (Morocco)
Galerie Talmart — Paris (France)
2011      Galerie Artae — Lyon (France)
De l’autre coté du miroir. Espace Le Cube — Rabat (Morocco)
2010      Villa Matisse Art Contemporain — Marrakech (Morocco)
Espace Le Cube — Rabat (Morocco)
2009     Matisse Art Gallery — Casablanca (Morocco)
La source du Lion — Casablanca (Morocco)
2008     Galerie Ré — Marrakech (Morocco)
Galerie Souffle — Casablanca (Morocco)
2006     Amina Benbouchta. Le Cube — Rabat (Morocco)
2004     Foundouk Bachko. Saâd Hassani — Casablanca (Morocco)
1997      Espace ‘’9’’ — Casablanca (Morocco)
1996      Galerie El Manar — Casablanca (Morocco)
1995      IFC French Cultural Institute — Casablanca (Morocco)
1994      Galerie Winance-Sabbe — Brussels (Belgium)
1992      Galerie El Manar — Casablanca (Morocco)
1991      Galerie Arcanes — Rabat (Morocco)

GROUP SHOWS
2019      Rabat Biennale — Rabat (Morocco)
Les marocaines: du regard de l’autre au regard sur soi. Maison de la Photographie — Lille (France)
2017      Le monde et le reste.Galerie Bernard Ceysson — Paris (France) (Curated by Bernard Collet).
Waste lands. Museo San Telmo — San Sebastián (Spain)
2016     Feminart II. Espacio Turina — Sevilla (Spain)
Des nuages et des formes.Villa Dela porte — Casablanca (Morocco)
Waste Lands. Es Baluard — Mallorca (Spain)
EastWing Biennial. The Courtauld Institute of Art — London (UK)
I love you. VideoInsight Foundation — Torino (Italy)
2015    Traces of the Future. Marrakech Museum for Photography an Visual Arts — Marrakech (Morocco)
Intercession. Galeria Delacrois — Tanger (Morocco)
2014    The luxury of dirt. Voice Gallery — Marrakech (Morocco)
Regards Orientalistes. Hôtel Selmane — Marrakech (Morocco)
La forme animale. Venise Cadre Galerie — Casablanca (Morocco)
1914 – 2014: Cent and de crétion. Curated by M. Rachdi. Musée Mohamed VI d’Art Moderne et Contemporain/MMVI — Rabat (Morocco)
Préfiguration.Centre d’art contemporain Halle des Bouchers — Vienne (France)
Please rewind!. Sabrina Amrani Gallery — Madrid (Spain)
2013    Mil caras.Instituto Cervantes. Centre d’art de Tétouan — Tétouan (Morocco)
The World Is Not As I See It. Musée Slaoui — Casablanca (Morocco)
Mil caras. Musée Slaoui — Casablanca (Morocco)
2012    The World Is Not As I See It. Galerie Dominique Fiat — Paris (France)
Cuerpos.Sabrina Amrani Gallery — Madrid (Spain)
Art/code/21_siècle – Institut Français de Tanger — Tanger (Morocco)
2011     Le Deuxième Regard. Institut Français de Rabat et Espace de la CDG — Rabat (Morocco)
2009    25th Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Countries — Alexandria (Egypt)
Figures du corps.SG Bank — Casablanca (Morocco)
Efemmeras.Instituto Cervantes — Tanger (Morocco)
Connexions.Bergerac Museum — Bergerac (France)
Passerelle VII.  Villa des Arts ONA Fondation — Casablanca (Morocco)
2008     Matisse Art Gallery — Marrakech (Morocco)
Arte Contemporaneo en Marruecos. Casa Árabe — Madrid (Spain)
Les 15. Galerie Ré — Marrakech (Morocco)
Estiu art 2008. Castel de Denia — Denia (Spain)
Exposition du Collectif 212. Le Cube — Rabat (Morocco)
Visual Art and New Medias Festival — Casablanca (Morocco)
Art Galleries Night. Le cube — Rabat (Morocco)
2007      Women and art in Morocco. Fundación Colegio del Rey —  Madrid (Spain)
2006      Genap 2005, Sacré Cœur Cathedral — Casablanca (Morocco)
2005      Collectif 212 ’30 par 30’. Le cube — Rabat (Morocco)
L’inspiration en partage. Le cube — Rabat (Morocco)
2004      Maroc-France. expériences croisées, Marrakech Art Museum — Marrakech (Morocco)
Visions actuelles. Al Akhawayn University. Ifrane, Morocco.
Transparency. Maroc/CDG — Rabat (Morocco)
Traits Gravures – Bahnini.  Ministry of Culture — Rabat (Morocco)
Parcours d’artistes — Rabat (Morocco)
2003     Moroccan painters.Lycée Descartes — Rabat (Morocco)
Moroccan artists. Kerava Museum — Kerava (Finland)
Looking for our secret Atlas. Actua — Casablanca (Morocco)
2002     Painters from our times. El Manar Gallery — Casablanca (Morocco)
2001      Women artists in Morocco. Bab El Kebir —Rabat (Morocco)
Moroccan painters. Les Ateliers d’Arts Plastiques — Lille (France)
Moroccan contemporary art — Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
Moroccan contemporary art — Barcelona (Spain)
Moroccan contemporary art — Valencia (Spain)
1999     Gardens of stone. El Manar Gallery — Casablanca (Morocco)
1997     Présences plastiques. Rabat Hospital — Rabat (Morocco)
Three Moroccan painters. National Museum of Women and the Arts — Washington D.C (USA)
Exposition pour l’Algérie. Galerie Nikki Diana Marquart — Paris (France)
1995    Casablanca, fragments d’imaginaire. IFC French Cultural Institute — Casablanca (Morocco)
Damasco Gallery — Edimburgh (UK)
1994    Moroccan Exhibition. Disney Hall. Orlando — Florida (USA)
1993    Cairo Art Biennal — Cairo (Egypt)(2nd price of the Biennal)

ART FAIRS
2016    1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair London — London (UK)
2015    Artissima. Sabrina Amrani Gallery —Turin (Italy)
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair . Sabrina Amrani Gallery — London (UK)
2014    Artissima. Sabrina Amrani Gallery — Turin (Italy)
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair . Sabrina Amrani Gallery — London (UK)
Art Dubai. Sabrina Amrani Gallery — Dubai (UAE)
2013    Tokyo Photo. Sabrina Amrani Gallery — Tokyo (Japan)
Unseen Photo Fair. Sabrina Amrani Gallery — Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
2012    Beirut Art Fair. Sabrina Amrani Gallery — Beirut (Lebanon)
2011    Docks Art Fair (solo) — Lyon (France)
Marrakech Art Fair (solo) — Marrakech (Morocco)
2010    Brussels Art Fair — Brussels (Belgium)
2008    Marrakech Art Fair Marrakech (Morocco)

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Alliance Foundation. Morocco.
CDG Fondation. Morocco.
ONA Fondation. Morocco.
BCM Bank. Morocco.
Ministère de la Culture. Morocco.
Maroc Telecom Collection. Morocco.
SGMB Bank Collection. Morocco.
Ministère des Finances. Morocco.
Fondation Caisse de Dêpôt et de Gestion. Morocco.
Collection Royal Mansour. Morocco.
Videoinsight® Foundation. Italy.