Bouchra Khalili wins Dubai’s Abraaj Group Art Prize

24 Jun 2013

The Abraaj Group Art Prize, now in its sixth year, announced the five winning artists for its 2014 edition.

The Abraaj Group Art Prize is the art prize for artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. The winners of the 2014 Abraaj Group Art Prize are: Abbas Akhavan, Kamrooz Aram, Bouchra Khalili, Basim Magdy and Anup Mathew Thomas. The five artists will be working with The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2014 Guest Curator Nada Raza on their new projects, unveiled in a special exhibition accompanying Art Dubai 2014.


Bouchra Khalili was born in Casablanca. She later studied Cinema and Visual Arts in Paris. Her work in video, photography and prints, articulates documentary practice and conceptual approach to investigate methodologies and discourses of resistance as elaborated by members of minorities. Khalili’s work has been shown internationally, as recently at “The Encyclopedic Palace”, 55th Venice Biennale (2013) ; “Intense Proximity’’, Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2012); The 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012); “Mapping Subjectivity”, MoMA (New York, 2011) ; The 10th Sharjah Biennial (2011); among others. Recent solo shows and screenings include “Wet Feet and More” at DAAD Galerie, Berlin (2013) ; “The Seaman” at Freedman Gallery, Albright College (2013) ; Wet Feet/Dry Feet at Tarragona Art Center, Spain (2012), Deutsche Kinemathek in Berlin, and Deutsches Film Institut in Frankfurt, among others. Khalili has received numerous awards as “DAAD Artist-in-Berlin” (2012) ; “The Vera List Center Fellowship” (The New School, New York, 2011-2013) ; and CulturesFrance Award in 2010. In 2012-2013, she was commissioned by The Perez Miami Art Museum to produce an original artwork for its inauguration in December 2013. Bouchra Khalili lives in Berlin. She’s represented by Galerie Polaris (Paris), and galerieofmarseille (Marseilles)


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