Mohamed Bourouissa

Mohamed Bourouissa, Horse Day (film still), 2014-15. Courtesy the artist and Kamel Mennour, Paris/London

Mohamed Bourouissa, Horse Day (film still), 2014-15. Courtesy the artist and Kamel Mennour, Paris/London

Mohamed Bourouissa (b. 1978, Blida, Algeria) lives in Paris, France. Bourouissa’s images, installations and videos explore power relations, displays of masculinity and societal tensions by referencing art historical imagery. Périphérique (2005-2009), for instance, presents a myriad of seemingly violent tensions at play in urban environments in staged cinematic guises. In his series Horseday (2013), by designing, staging and documenting an equestrian event, Bourouissa focuses on a North Philadelphia community’s efforts at neighbourhood revitalisation. With a strong collaborative sensibility, Bourouissa embeds himself within the community, examining how society is structured and how social processes are activated.

Recent exhibitions include Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, USA (2017); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2016); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (2014); Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2014); and MAXXI, Rome, Italy (2012).