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    RANDA MAROUFI

    Randa Maroufi is interested in staging groups in public place or in intimacy. Often by a political approach, which claims ambiguity to question the status of images and the limits of representation. Belonging to the generation that grew up in an era dominated by image, she collects them with as much eagerness as suspicion, and ceaselessly questions their veracity. She prefers to put her ambiguous fictions in the service of reality, and the field of her experimentation encompasses the occupation of public space and gender issues, of which she highlights the founding mechanisms.

    Her work that essentially consists of photographs, videos, performances, and sounds was presented during more than 200 major events of contemporary art and cinema, such as the Biennale of Marrakesh (2014), the Biennale for photography of Bamako (2015), the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2016), the Dubai Photo Exhibition (2016), the Festival International du Film of Rotterdam (2016), the Videonale Bonn (2017), the Biennale of Sharjah in Beirut (2017), etc. Her film Le Park has received over twenty awards and is part of the National Collection of the CNAP (National Center for the Plastic Arts).

    Born in 1987 in Casablanca, Randa Maroufi currently lives and works in Paris. She graduated from the National Institute of Fine Arts, Tetouan, Morocco (2010) and the School of Fine Arts, Angers, France (2013). She also earned a diploma from Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France (2015). Randa Maroufi has been Artist Member of Academy of France in Madrid at Casa de Velázquez in 2017 – 2018.

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      Born in 1987 in Casablanca, Morocco
      Works and lives in Paris, France

      EDUCATION

      2015
      Dipôme du Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France (graduation with honors)
      2013
      DNSEP, École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts d’Angers, France (graduation with honors)
      2011
      DNAP, École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts d’Angers, France (graduation with honors)
      2010
      Diplôme de l’Institut National des Beaux-Arts de Tétouan, Morocco (with highest hornor)

      SOLO EXHIBITIONS

      2022
      DIWANA, La Chapelle des Dames Blanches, La Rochelle
      Lycée Pro, Maison Populaire, Montreuil, France

      2021
      L’autre comme hôte, Centre d’art Contemporain Chanot, Clamart, France
      Les Intruses, Pavillon Blanc Henri Molina, Colomiers, France

      2020
      Being Places, Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium
      La figure et le lieu, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
      Fragments d’un territoire, Galerie Paradise, Nantes, France
      Screen series, New Museum, NY, USA

      2019
      Les Intruses, l’Écart – Centre d’Art Actuel, Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
      État des lieux, Galerie Paradise, Nantes, France

      GROUP EXHIBITIONS

      2022
      La Biennale de Lyon, 16th edition, curators: Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, Lyon, France

      2021
      Zone Franche , Quartier général d’Africa 2020 in partnership with Think Tanger & Doual’art, ICI, Paris, France
      Trilogía Marroquí, 1950-2020, curated by : Abdellah Kerroum, Museo de Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

      2020
      Des marches, démarches, curated by Guillaume Monsaingeon, Frac Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, Marseille, France

      2019
      Hier est la mémoire d’aujourd’hui, Espace Commines, curated by Armelle Dakouo, Paris, France
      Check my point, MA Museum, curated by Marie Moignard, Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
      Territoires sous-jacents, Sagamie Center, Alma, Canada
      Surface Tension, Sharjah Art Foundation, curated by Ryan Inouye, United Arab Emirates
      Kulte gallery, Rabat, Morocco
      Some of Us, Nordart, curated by Jérôme Cotinet-Alphaize & Marianne Derrien, Büdelsdorf, Germany
      POLY – mythe / logue / génèse / morphe / phagie / onymie, curated by Marie-Constance Mendes, Galerie Houg, Paris
      On the Edge, curated by Aurélie Faure, Art Vilnius hall 4, «project zone», Vilnius, Lithuania
      Itinerancia, Dobrée Museum, curated by Virginie Bourget, Nantes, France
      Looking out, Looking in, Boston University Art Galleries, curated by Cynthia Becker & Nadia Sabri, Boston, USA
      What we Forget, Nieuw Dakota Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      Jamais au dessus, ni même en dessous, éventuellement un peu à côté, mais toujours là, ISBA, curated by Philippe Terrier-Hermann, Besançon, France
      Their Past, Your Present, Our Future, Hotel Europa, Open Space, curated by Théo Mario Coppola, Tbilissi, Georgia

      2018
      Centre Photographique Marseille, Les ateliers de l’image, Marseille
      Links and Exiles, Boghossian Foundation: Villa Empain, curated by Nadia Sabri, Brussels, Belgium
      Outside Our, Bourse Révélations Emerige, Villa Emerige, curated by Gaël Charbau, Paris
      Story telling, Rezidenta BRD Scena9, Bucarest, Romania
      Festival ¡ Viva Villa !, Villa Méditérannée, curated by Cécile Debray & Federico Nicolao, Marseille, France
      Icons and Rituals, Pik Cologne, curated by Sabine Tress, Cologne, Germany
      Appearances, La Graineterie Centre of arts, curated by Maud Cosson, Houilles, France
      Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition (TIVA), Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
      Itinerary, Real Monasterio Santa María de Veruela, Zaragoza, Spain
      Itinerary, Casa de Velázquez, Madrid, Spain
      The red hour, Dakar Biennial, curated by Simon Njami, Dakar, Senegal
      Interspaces, Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt, Vienna, Austria
      Biennial of contemporary art, Champigny-sur-Marne, France
      11. Bienal do Mercosul, curated by Alfons Hug, Porto Alegre, Brazil
      FAR OFF Contemporary Art Fair, Köln, Ebertplatz / Open Space, Germany
      Young and alternative cultures in Morocco, Heinrich Boll Stiftung Foundation, Rabat, Morocco
      Carte Blanche to Alain Declercq, Mona Lisa, Paris, France
      Contorsions #1 I Cycle Le tour du jour, Gaîté lyrique, curated by Benoît Hické, Paris, France
      RAW Poetry Casablanca Borderlines, Festival Moussem cities, curated by Younès Baba-Ali & Nadia Sabri, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

      2017
      13th Sharjah Biennial, An unpredictable expression of human potential, Act II, Ashkal Alwan & Sharjah Art Foundation, curated by Hicham Khalidi & Natasha Hoare, Beirut, Lebanon
      Cinema Prospective, curated by Christine Macel, Alicia Knock, Pamela Sticht, Loïc Le Gall, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
      Bienal de las Artes de Valencia, Ciutat Vella Oberta, Galería del Tossal, Valencia, Spain
      Affect me, Social Media in Art, Kai 10, Arthena Foundation, curated by Julia Höner & Kerstin Schankweiler, Düsseldorf, Germany
      Estampa Contemporary Art Fair, Matadero – Madrid, Spain
      Folds of existence, American Medium, curated by Lorenzo Gattorna & Mary Ancel, New York, USA
      À gorge sèche après la traversée, curated by Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, Ferme de Wahenge, Belgium
      Rendez-vous, kunstraumlangenlois p.p., Christina Lackner & Norbert Fleischmann,Langenlois, Austria
      Videonnale 16, Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
      Noss Noss#3, Mahal Art Space, Tangier, Morocco
      Undox Festival Of Innovative Documentary Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
      The Others Fair, Turin, Italy
      The Bijlmer Bajes Bios, Solar Cinema, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      Videoproject, biennale d’Art vidéo, Médiathèque de la Roseraie, Sélection Oodaaq, Angers, France
      Saout Africa(s), radio program for Documenta14 organised by SAVVY Funk & Saout Radio, Berlin, Germany
      Vanguardias Life, curated by Nuria Cubas, Casa Árabe & Filmadrid, Madrid, Spain
      Danse sur le fil, regard terre à terre, les ateliers de la ville en bois, curated by Nyima Leray & Isabelle Henrion, Nantes, France
      Flash Generation, Alliances Foundation Casablanca, Morocco
      Eternal Youth, curated by Rita Alaoui, Delacroix Gallery, French Cultural Center, Tangier, Morocco
      Of sounds and movements, Videobox Video Art Festival, curated by Odile Burluraux & Corentin Hamel, Carreau du temple, Paris, France
      FIPA, Young video creation, European Nurseries for Young Artists, Biarritz, France
      Life instructions, Joseph Kouli Collection, Contemporary Art Centre Chanot, Clamart, France
      Where cinema is going: Changes in rythm: speed, slowness ans repetition, MK2 Beaubourg, Paris, France
      Cycle Noss Noss, curated by Katrin Ströbel, Le Cube Independant Art Room, Rabat, Morocco
      L’Œil d’Oodaaq, Nomadic and Poetic Images, Rennes, France

      2016
      Panoramiques, Le Forum – Normandy House of Architecture, Rouen, France
      Mahal Art Space, Independant art space, curated by Nouha Ben Yebdri, Tangier, Morocco
      Cycle Noss Noss, curated by Katrin Ströbel, le 18, derb el ferrane, Marrakech, Morocco
      Video Objective Nice OVNI, video art festival, program of Les ateliers de l’image, Nice, France
      Urbain Video Art Route, curated by Victor Zébo, Guyane Art Factory, Cayenne, Guyana
      Paradise a bit further away, curated by Théo-Mario Coppola, Galerie dix9, Paris, France
      Orient Indexes, curated by Evelyne-Dorothée Allemand, Pascale Pronnier & Yannick Courbès, MuBa Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing Musuem of Fine Art, France
      Décompilation, Jussieu University video program, La Passerelle gallery, Paris, France
      Ornaments and diversions, curated by Gaye-Thaïs Florent & Christelle Mally, La Plate-Forme: Contemporary Art Laboratory, Dunkerque, France
      AIR in Zuidoost, CBK Zuidoost, curated by Renske de Jong, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      FIAC Hors les murs, FID Marseille programme, Cinéphémère, Jardins des Tuileries, Paris
      The Other Cinema Collective, curated by Julian Ross, Taichung, Taiwan
      Open houses, Marseille City Ateliers, Studio Ymane Fakhir, Marseille, France
      Visions from Morocco, curated by Anna Raimondo, Saout Radio & Kunst Radio, Vienna, Austria
      IFFR White Nights, curated by Peter van Hoof, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
      Views on territory, Rabat Photographic encounters, curated by Jaâfar Akil, Galerie Bab Rouah, Rabat, Morocco
      (S)HE: searching for the other, curator: Renske de Jong, CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      Masnaâ saghir: in intimacy, Le Cube Independant Art Room, curated by Jeanne Mercier, Rabat, Morocco
      La Nuit de l’Instant, Les ateliers de l’image, Marseille, France
      Panoramiques, Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine, Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France
      Orienta: Ain the angle of possibilities, curated by Christophe Boulanger, Oujda, Morocco
      The Greenhouse Casablanca, with l’Atelier de l’Observatoire, Casablanca, Morocco
      La Serre au Cyber Parc, avec l’Atelier de l’Observatoire, Marrakech, Morocco
      Video Art Exchange, La Serre, curated by Said Rais, Marrakech
      Dubai Photo Exhibition, curators: Hicham Khalidi & Laila Hida, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
      Vidéos d’artistes #9 / prize Studio Collector, Maison Européenne de la photographie, Paris
      Tabakalera, International Center of Contemporary Art, San Sebastian, Spain
      Merchants of Dreams, Viborg Kunsthal & Brandts Museum, curated by Christian Skovbjerg Jensen, Viborgi & Odense, Danemark
      Mutations, the image and its possibilities, Galerie 121, French Institute in Casablanca, curated by Jeanne Mercier, Casablanca, Morocco

      2015
      Les Rencontres Internationales de Photographie de Fès, Dar Tazi, Galerie Saiss, l’IFM de Fès, curated by Jeanne Mercier, Fès, Morocco
      Conter le temps, Rencontres de Bamako, Biennale africaine de la photographie, Bamako, Mali
      ARTE Video Night, La FIAC, curated by Dominique Goutard & Jean-Luc Monterosso, Paris, France
      Panorama 17: Techniquement douce, commissariat: Didier Semin, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
      Carroussa Sonore, Shubbak Festival, curated by Younes Baba-Ali, London, UK
      60ème Salon de Montrouge, Le Beffroi, commissariat: Stéphane Corréard, Montrouge, France
      Billboard Festival Casablanca, curated by Hanne Lise Thomsen, Casablanca, Morocco
      MasterMind, commissariat: Mohamed Arejdal & Mehdi Hadj Khalifa, GVCC, Casablanca, Morocco
      Femmes, 50% de l’Humanité?, Un vendredi pour les vidéastes, Galerie de l’Angle, Paris, France

      2014
      Partitions: Hors les murs, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, journée de performances proposée par Christian Alandete pour Jeune Création, Espace Centquatre, Paris
      Le Maroc Contemporain, commissariat: Jean-Hubert Martin & Moulim El Aroussi, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
      Panorama 16: Solus Locus, commissariat: Matthieu Orléan, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
      10ème Biennale de jeune création, Espace La Graineterie, Houilles, France
      Here, Now, Where? 5ème Biennale de Marrakech, commissariat: Hicham Khalidi, Bank Al Maghreb, Marrakech, Morocco
      A participatory sonic taxi ambulation curated by Younes Baba-Ali & Anna Raimondo for Saout Radio, 5th Biennale of Marrakech.

      RESIDENCIES

      2019
      Centre Sagamie, Alma, Canada
      L’Écart – Centre d’Art Actuel, Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
      Hestia Art Residency & Exhibitions Bureau, Belgrade, Serbia
      Galerie Paradise, Nantes, France

      2018
      Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre, Brussels, Belgium
      Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium

      2017
      Casa de Velázquez: The Academy of France in Madrid, Spain

      2016
      BijlmAIR: artist in residence of CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

      2015
      Trankat Art Residency, invited by Bérénice Saliou, Tetouan, Morocco

      AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS

      2021
      Grant for la Création Artistique Multimédia et Numérique (DICRéAM), France
      Grant from la Scam, Bourse Brouillon d’un rêve Ecritures et formes émergentes, France

      2020
      Prix Ars Electronica Computer animation Award of Distinction, Austria
      Special mention ot the jury at the Festival Kinodot, Saint-Petersbourg, Russia
      Prix de l’OEuvre Expérimentale de la SCAM, France
      Best experimental film at Nova Frontier Film Festival, USA
      Grand Prix Tampere Film Festival, Finland
      Grand Prix Internationale Kurz lmwoche Regensburg, Germany
      Architecture Film Award Internationale Kurz lmwoche Regensburg
      Grand prix Festival Filmer le travail, France

      2019
      Grand Prix Internationale Kurz lmtage Winterthur, Switzerland
      Special mention Black Canvas Film Festival, Mexico
      Laureate of the call for projects Embellir Paris in collaboration with the Institut des Cultures d’Islam and Émerige Mécénat

      2018
      Prix de la Commune Image au FIDLab – FIDMarseille, France

      2017
      Culture Resource’s Program Award (Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy), Liban
      Aide au projet de la FNAGP – Fondation National des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques, France AFAC – The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Liban
      DOHA Film Institute, Qatar
      KLF – Fondation Kamal Lazaar, Tunisia

      2017 / 2016 / 2015
      Prix Videonale of the uentum Collection 2017, Germany
      Prix du meilleur court métrage au Festival IBAFF, Spain
      Festival International du lm à Rotterdam, mention spéciale du jury, The Netherlands
      Prix du jury à l’exposition La Nuit de L’Instant, Marseille, France
      Prix du Dialogue au European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
      Prix de la ville de Clermont-Ferrand, Vidéoformes, France
      Prix du meilleur concept visuel au Bucharest Experimental Film Festival, Roumania
      Mention honorable au Short Waves Festival and Urban View Competition, Poznań, Poland
      Prix de l’ADAGP, Exposition Panorama17, Tourcoing, France
      Meilleur film expérimental au Tabor Film Festival, Croatia
      Mention Spéciale du jury au Dokufest Festival, Kosovo
      Meilleur film court au Toko Film festival, Italie
      Mention spéciale du jury au FilmFest Dresden, Allemagne
      Meilleur film court créatif au MedFilm Festival, Rome, Italie
      Meilleur film court expérimental au Cinemaiubit Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania
      Meilleur film court au BBC Arabic lm festival, London, UK

      PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

      CNAP – Acquisitions et commandes Photographie et images, France
      Frac Champagne Ardenne, France
      Frac Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, France
      Frac Bretagne, France
      Frac Nouvelle-Anquitaine Méca, France
      Palais Royal, Maroc
      Fond de la Casa de Velazquez, Spain
      Fond Municipal d’Art Contemporain de la ville de Paris, France
      SPF Affaires étrangères – Ambassade de Belgique à Rabat, Belgium
      Mu.ZEE Kunstmuseum Ostende, Belgium
      Moussem Nomadic Art Centre, Bruxelles, Belgium

      FILMOGRAPHY

      BAB SEBTA, 19’, 2019
      BARBÈS, 6’, 2019
      STAND-BY OFFICE, 13’20’’, 2017
      LE PARK, 14’, 2015
      LA GRANDE SAFAE, 15’56’’, 2014

      RANDA MAROUFI
      – Text for Révélations Émerige, Marine Relinger, 2018

      Whether she uses performance, video or photography, Randa Maroufi offers just as many visual themes linked to current affairs which she strips of any territory and reincarnates in other places and bodies. Somewhere between documentary and fiction, and at the crossroads between report, film and sociological analysis, her reconstitutions open a critical space, warping the representations.

      Randa Maroufi takes an interest in gender issues and the sharing of public spaces ; she walked the streets with a speaker spewing out insults that are commonly aimed at women, but this time told by a woman (Tentatives de séduction, 2013). As part of a photographic project, she recruited passers-by to reconstruct scenes of street harassment gleaned on the Internet (Reconstitutions series, 2013) and one night, filled a popular café with women (Les Intruses, 2018 – 2019). In her minimal and gripping film Le Park (2015), a camera meanders in a disused amusement park, walking through groups of motionless young people — including squatters occupying the location in Casablanca — frozen in postures of expectation and altercation. The camera moves amongst them like it woud in a photograph, reframing it, giving various points of view and highlighting our position as viewers.
      This work drew its inspiration from viral images of groups of armed young people, a trend that sparked a series of discriminatory controls in Marocco.

      As for Stand-by Office (2017), it shows us busy white collars in an office, around a project mock-up, in a meeting or having a coffee break. Yet, the energy and physical habits are dissonant and colour in the stereotyped actions differently ; incongruous and domestic gestures are thought-provoking. Here, Randa Maroufi films a group of refugees — We Are Here — who, in Amsterdam, decided to make their situation visible by opening squats in disused offices.

      With reserve and precision, Randa Maroufi shapes an art of deconstruction that is nonetheless frontally committed.