The final event of our “Paris at Machine Project” programming. Artist Fayçal Baghriche will talk about his work and his time here in Los Angeles.
“Fayçal Baghriche’s performances, videos and installations are stamped with a distinctive approach to everyday existence and the forms of behaviour it induces. Using semantic discrepancies and mises en scène to create breaches in the wayreality functions, the artist transforms the public arena into a venue for startling transgressions, Ubuesque scenarios and minimalist actions tinged with humour. Confronting a world of speed and chaos, Baghriche achieves a detachment rooted in an analysis and decoding of historical commonplaces – notably in respect of art – and of hidden political and economic agendas. Through recourse to the poetic he has shaped an artistic practice which embodies a certain state of mind and triggers thoughtfully critical reactions.” -Keren Detton
Baghriche has a diploma in Fine Arts from La Villa Arson, Nice and a BA in Dramatic Arts from Sophia Antipolis, Nice and an MA in Multimedia Creation from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris. He has exhibited widely both in France and internationally. He has participated in Brooklyn Euphoria, New York, and Dashanzi Art Festival, Beijing. He has shown his work in Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany; Al Riwaq Art Space, Bahrain and The Museum of Modern Art Algiers, Algeria. He was included in La force de l’Art 2009, and took part in La Nuit Blanche, Paris. In 2010 he showed at The Museum of Modern Art Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art Bordeaux, and Foundation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence. In 2011 he was part of The future of a promise, at the 54th Venice Biennale. His work has been be exhibited recently at Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Brotkunsthalle, Vienna, Gwanju Biennal, Korea.