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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

Untitled (After Stella, Tetuan IV) by Yto Barrada contemporary artwork
Yto BarradaUntitled (After Stella, Tetuan IV), 2018Cotton, madder, chamomile
81.3 x 85.1 cm
Pace Gallery

Yto Barrada Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Soft Architectures at Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
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28 November 2019–16 January 2020 Group Exhibition Soft Architectures Goodman Gallery, Cape TownCape Town
Contemporary art exhibition, Yto Barrada, Paste Papers at Pace Gallery, New York
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14 September 2019–20 March 2020 Yto Barrada Paste Papers Pace Gallery, New YorkNew York
Contemporary art exhibition, Yto Barrada, Yto Barrada at Pace Gallery, Seoul
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3 September–10 November 2018 Yto Barrada Pace Gallery, SeoulSeoul

Yto Barrada Represented By

Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA Pace Gallery New York, London, Geneva, Palo Alto, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing

Yto Barrada In Ocula Magazine

Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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Yto Barrada In Related Press

YTO BARRADA  with Osman Can Yerebakan Related Press YTO BARRADA with Osman Can Yerebakan 5 June 2018, The Brooklyn Rail

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...

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