b. 1971, France

Yto Barrada Biography

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.

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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 Featured Artworks

Four Times Casablanca I (Centripetal) by Yto Barrada contemporary artwork textile
Yto Barrada Four Times Casablanca I (Centripetal), 2020 Cotton and dyes from plant extracts
233.7 x 233.7 cm
Pace Gallery
Untitled (Paravent) by Yto Barrada contemporary artwork sculpture
Yto Barrada Untitled (Paravent), 2020 3 panel folding screen, cotton and dyes from plant extract, each panel 195.6 cm x 91.4 cm
Pace Gallery
Untitled (After Stella, Tetuan IV) by Yto Barrada contemporary artwork mixed media
Yto Barrada Untitled (After Stella, Tetuan IV), 2018 Cotton, madder, chamomile
81.3 x 85.1 cm
Pace Gallery

Yto Barrada Recent Exhibitions

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Yto Barrada Represented By

Goodman Gallery contemporary art gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa Goodman Gallery Cape Town, East Hampton, Johannesburg, London
Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in 540 West 25th Street, New York, USA Pace Gallery Beijing, East Hampton, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, New York, Palm Beach, Palo Alto, Seoul

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