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b. 1963, Morocco

Amina Benbouchta Biography

Casablanca-based Amina Benbouchta engages gender politics and the feminist slogan 'the personal is political' in paintings and photographs in which she uses herself as a subject. Positioning her body in charged, confining spaces, and often wearing costumes, Benbouchta explores themes of alienation, restriction, and identity. Differentiating herself from American conceptual photographers Cindy Sherman and Francesca Woodman, who have also made themselves subjects, Benbouchta focuses on issues surrounding the oppressed position of women in the contemporary Arab world. In her most recent series of photographs, she incorporates objects that reference dualistic themes of domestic confinement and escapism. Caged birds, rubber gloves, teapots, and mirrors cover the artist's face, acting as masks that transform Benbouchta into a universal symbol for inequality.

Amina Benbouchta Featured Artworks

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Sol de Silex by Amina Benbouchta contemporary artwork
Amina BenbouchtaSol de Silex, 2014Acrylic on gold leaf
122 x 75 cm
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The best witchcraft is geometry by Amina Benbouchta contemporary artwork
Amina BenbouchtaThe best witchcraft is geometry, 2014Acrylic on gold leaf
122 x 75 cm
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Rain II by Amina Benbouchta contemporary artwork
Amina BenbouchtaRain II, 2014Varnish, acrylic and photography on canvas
120 x 120 cm
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Rain I by Amina Benbouchta contemporary artwork
Amina BenbouchtaRain I, 2014Varnish, acrylic and photography on canvas
120 x 120 cm
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Mother by Amina Benbouchta contemporary artwork
Amina BenbouchtaMother, 2014Neon
50 x 140 cm
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Contemplation by Amina Benbouchta contemporary artwork
Amina BenbouchtaContemplation, 2015Acrylic on cardboard canvas
55 x 42 cm
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Consolation by Amina Benbouchta contemporary artwork
Amina BenbouchtaConsolation, 2015Acrylic on cardboard canvas
60 x 50 cm
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Eruca by Amina Benbouchta contemporary artwork
Amina BenbouchtaEruca, 2014Dibond
75 x 100 cm
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Amina Benbouchta Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Ver versus ver at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
Closed
4 July–8 August 2020 Group Exhibition Ver versus ver Sabrina Amrani GallerySallaberry, 52, Madrid
Contemporary art exhibition, Amina Benbouchta, (M)eta(M)orphosis at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
Closed
18 November–31 December 2015 Amina Benbouchta (M)eta(M)orphosis Sabrina Amrani GalleryMadera, 23, Madrid
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Please rewind! at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
Closed
18 June–26 July 2014 Group Exhibition Please rewind! Sabrina Amrani GalleryMadera, 23, Madrid

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