Mohamed Bourouissa in residency at AGO – June 25 to August 29 [fr]
As part of the Paris-Toronto series, French artist Mohamed Bourouissa will do, from Tuesday, June 25 to Thursday August 29, 2013, an artist residency at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Mohamed Bourouissa is an acclaimed artist, well known for his photographic work that has depicted the tensions and issues affecting the daily life of youths living in the suburbs of France. His images have combined documentary-style content with formal compositions influenced by traditional paintings such as the work of Caravaggio and Delacroix. As the Artist-in-Residence at the AGO, Mohamed Bourouissa will have the opportunity to extend his practice by reflecting on the Toronto setting.
Born in 1978, Mohamed Bourouissa lives and works in Paris. After graduating in Visual Arts from the Sorbonne in 2004 and the photography department of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, he trained at the Studio National des Arts – Le Fresnoy in 2008-2010. Since 2008, his work has been presented in many solo and group exhibitions at the Pompidou Centre, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the New York New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Venice Biennale of contemporary art, among others. He is the 8th artist to take part in the AGO’s Artist-in-Residence Program.
From Tuesday, June 25 to Thursday, August 29, 2013
Art Gallery of Ontario - 317 Dundas St W Toronto
Mohamed Bourouissa’s residence is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario as part of the Paris-Toronto series. Coordinated by the Consulate General of France in Toronto with support from the Institut français, Paris-Toronto is an unprecedented ten-month series of events, highlighting contemporary art from France and aiming to foster connections between the two cities. These artistic residency programs, exhibitions, conferences, workshops and public lectures, are all organized by well-established Toronto institutions : the Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Metropole, Canadian Art Foundation, City of Toronto (Scotiabank Nuit blanche), Elegoa Cultural Productions, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, The Power Plant, the Ryerson Image Centre, and Vtape.