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 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).