Mohamed Bourouissa

Born in 1978 in Blida (Algeria), MOHAMED BOUROUISSA lives and works in Paris (France). Preceded by a long immersion phase, each of Mohamed Bourouissa’s projects builds a new enunciation situation. With a critical take on mass media images, his artworks reintroduce complexity in contemporary society’s representations. The subjects of his photographs, sculptures and videos are often people “left behind”, at the crossroads of integration and exclusion. Kamel Mennour and Mohamed Bourouissa have been working together since 2010.

His work has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions, at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2024), LaM - Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, Lille, France (2023) ; Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London, UK (2021); Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark (2021); ar/ge kunst, Bolzano, Italy (2020); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany (2020); Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France (2019); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (2018); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2018); Musée National Eugène Delacroix, Paris, France (2017); Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA (2017); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2016); Savannah College of Arts and Design, Atlanta, GA (2011); Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (2011), among others.

His work is represented in notable public collections worldwide including the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France; Fonds National d’art contemporain, Paris, France; FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France; FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon, France; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Pinault Collection, Paris, France; Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; among others.

Bourouissa’s work has been commended with numerous prizes including the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize (2020); Prix Fondation Blachère (2010); Prix Studio Collector, Fondation Antoine de Galbert (2007); and First Prize, Les Rencontres d’Arles (2007). He was also nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp (2018) and selected for the Prix Pictet, international photography award (2017).

Works

Lou-Adriana Bouzouiane - © Mennour
Lou-Adriana Bouzouiane, 2023
Exhibition view, LaM, Villeneuve-d'Ascq - © Mennour
Exhibition view, LaM, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, 2023
Exhibition view, Gropius Bau, Berlin - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Gropius Bau, Berlin, 2022
Exhibition view, Centre International d'Art et du Paysage de l'île de Vassivière - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Centre International d’Art et du Paysage de l’île de Vassivière, 2022
Exhibition view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2021
Rayane Mcirdi - © Mennour
Rayane Mcirdi, 2021
Exhibition view, Goldsmiths CCA, London - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Goldsmiths CCA, London, 2021
Exhibition view, Goldsmiths CCA, London - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Goldsmiths CCA, London, 2021
Exhibition view, Palais de Tokyo, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2021
Frankenia Thymifolia - © Mennour
Frankenia Thymifolia, 2020
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2020
Exhibition view, Biennale of Sydney - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Biennale of Sydney, 2020
Yacin - © Mennour
Yacin, 2019
Foot Locker - © Mennour
Foot Locker, 2013
Window 3 - © Mennour
Window 3, 2017
Sans Titre (série Horse Day), 2017 - © Mennour
Sans Titre (série Horse Day), 2017, 2017
Valentina - © Mennour
Valentina, 2020
Exhibition view, Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, 2018
Exhibition view, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2016
Timer - © Mennour
Timer, 2015
Fairmount park - © Mennour
Fairmount park, 2015
The unicorn - © Mennour
The unicorn, 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London, 2018
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2017
Exhibition view, Haus der Kunst, Munich - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2014
The ride - © Mennour
The ride, 2017
Exhibition view, Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, 2018
Alpha Konate - © Mennour
Alpha Konate, 2018
Exibition view, Red Brick Museum, Beijing - © Mennour
Exibition view, Red Brick Museum, Beijing, 2019
Window 6 - © Mennour
Window 6, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2015
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt, 2016
Exhibition view, Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, 2018
Exhibition view, Studio Museum, New York - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Studio Museum, New York, 2016
Window 5 (diptyque) - © Mennour
Window 5 (diptyque), 2018
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2017
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2017
Dealing with... - © Mennour
Dealing with…, 2015
Exhibition view, Haus der Kunst, Munich - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2014
Sans Titre (série Horse Day) - © Mennour
Sans Titre (série Horse Day), 2017
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2017
Sans Titre - © Mennour
Sans Titre, 2013
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt, 2016
Demain c'est loin - © Mennour
Demain c’est loin, 2017
Exhibition view, Biennale de Lyon - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Biennale de Lyon, 2015
Exhibition view, Liverpool Biennale - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Liverpool Biennale, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2015
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2017
Exhibition view, Haus der Kunst, Munich - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2014
Sans Titre (série Horse Day) - © Mennour
Sans Titre (série Horse Day), 2015
Shelby - © Mennour
Shelby, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2015
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2017
Exhibition view, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2016
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt, 2016
Exhibition view, Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, 2018
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2018
Exhibition view, Biennale de Lyon - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Biennale de Lyon, 2015
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
ALL-IN - © Mennour
ALL-IN, 2012
Agnès - © Mennour
Agnès, 2013
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt, 2016
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
Exhibition view, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale, 2011
Screen 4 - © Mennour
Screen 4, 2011
Exhibition view, Philadelphia Museum of Art - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2011
Screen 6 - © Mennour
Screen 6, 2011
Le commercial - © Mennour
Le commercial, 2013
Exhibition view, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2013
La valeur du produit - © Mennour
La valeur du produit, 2013
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2010
Temps mort, sans titre n : 83 - © Mennour
Temps mort, sans titre n : 83, 2008
Temps mort, sans titre n : 89 - © Mennour
Temps mort, sans titre n : 89, 2008
Exhibition view, Centre Photographique d'Île de France, Pontault Combault - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Centre Photographique d’Île de France, Pontault Combault, 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2010
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2010
Temps mort, sans titre n : 43 - © Mennour
Temps mort, sans titre n : 43, 2008
Temps mort, sans titre n : 30 - © Mennour
Temps mort, sans titre n : 30, 2008
Temps mort, sans titre n : 38 - © Mennour
Temps mort, sans titre n : 38, 2008
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2010
Le cercle imaginaire - © Mennour
Le cercle imaginaire, 2207—2008
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt, 2016
Exhibition view, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, 2012
Le couloir - © Mennour
Le couloir, 2007—2008
Le dos - © Mennour
Le dos, 2009
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle Wien - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle Wien, 2017
Le reflet - © Mennour
Le reflet, 2007—2008
Exhibition view, SMAK, Ghent - © Mennour
Exhibition view, SMAK, Ghent, 2017
Exhibition view, Milan Triennale - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Milan Triennale, 2014
Le poing - © Mennour
Le poing, 2007—2008
Exhibition view, Musée Delacroix, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Musée Delacroix, Paris, 2017
Exhibition view, IVAM, Valencia - © Mennour
Exhibition view, IVAM, Valencia, 2016
Le groupe - © Mennour
Le groupe, 2007—2008
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Basis, Frankfurt, 2016

Exhibitions & News

Glimpse of Light - © Mennour
Group show, Glimpse of Light
6 June — 26 July 2024
Mennour, 5 rue du Pont de Lodi, Paris 6
Group show - © Mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Daniel Buren, Michel François, Camille Henrot, Anish Kapoor, Tadashi Kawamata, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Philippe Parreno, Ugo Rondinone, Group show
16 January — 6 March 2021
Mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
Group show - © Mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Daniel Buren, Michel François, Camille Henrot, Anish Kapoor, Lee Ufan, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, François Morellet, Group show
13 January — 6 March 2021
Mennour, 6 rue du Pont de Lodi, Paris 6
Brutal Family Roots - © Mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Brutal Family Roots
4 September — 24 October 2020
Opening 04 September 2020, 18:00
Mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
Le Modern Style - © Mennour
Group show, Le Modern Style
21 May — 21 June 2020
Viewing room
Été indien - © Mennour
Group show, Été indien
5 September — 5 October 2019
Opening 05 September 2019, 15:45
Mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
Mask - © Mennour
Group show, Mask
28 June — 28 July 2018
HUSTLING - © Mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, HUSTLING
31 January — 26 February 2017
Hustling - © Mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Hustling
17 October — 5 December 2015
Mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
Claude Lévêque
Un instant de rêve, 2013
Video projection : 16 pictures on loop
&
Carsten Höller
Kinder Demonstrieren Für Die Zukunft (Doku), 1992
Installation-diapo (Documentation) : Projection of 40 slides in a Kodak carousel

View of the exhibition « L’image pensée », kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
© ADAGP / Claude Lévêque
© Carsten Höller
Photo. Fabrice Seixas
Courtesy Claude Lévêque and kamel mennour, Paris
Courtesy Carsten Höller and Galerie Air de Paris, Paris - © Mennour
Group show, L’image pensée
27 June — 25 July 2013
Mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
ALL IN - © Mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, ALL IN
2 February — 16 March 2013
Mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
Dan Flavin
Sans Titre (to the Real Dan Hill), 1978
Néons rose, doré, bleu, vert ; Métal laqué
243,8 x 13 x 20 cm
Vue de l’exposition « Lux Perpetua », kamel mennour, Paris, 2012
Photo. Fabrice Seixas
Collection privée, Paris - © Mennour
Group show, Lux Perpetua
26 March — 16 May 2012
Mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6
Temps Mort - © Mennour
Mohamed Bourouissa, Temps Mort
8 September — 9 October 2010
Mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6

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