Yto Barrada (b. 1971, Paris) lives and works in New York. Barrada's work combines the strategies of the documentary film with the metaphorical approach to imagery in her photographic, installation and sculptural work.Read More
Her work is in the collections of Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Tate, London. Her exhibitions have included Kunsthalle, Basel; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Jeu de Paume, Paris; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Hayward Gallery, London; Museu de Arte de São Paulo; The Power Plant, Toronto; and the 2007 and 2011 Venice Biennales.
She was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize in 2006 and the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2016. She won the first Ellen Auerbach Award in Berlin in 2006; was named Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year in 2011 and won the Abraaj Group Art Prize in 2015.
Barrada is the founder of Cinémathèque de Tanger (2006–ongoing), North Africa's premier cinema cultural center and film archive, housed in a renovated 1930s film theater in Tangier.
Barrada's most recent project, the major commission Agadir for the Barbican Curve in London, opened in February 2018 and is on exhibit until May 20.
Text courtesy Pace Gallery.
Yto Barrada is one of the most prolific artists working today, blurring the boundaries between different techniques, disciplines, and hierarchies in art and culture. The New York-based French-Moroccan artist's primary material is history, with its gnarly paths and unforeseeable findings. In her expansive work, anecdotes from oral or documented...