Faycal Baghriche

Faycal Baghriche grew up between two cultures, navigating an Arab one in the private sphere and a Western one in the public realm. This particular kind of double-consciousness, common to those who have migrated to culturally different societies, has provided him with a perspective defined by the superimposition of two distinct cultural filters. His practice is characterized by simple gestures, which are often attainable without recourse to any specialist expertise. Drawing on fundamental principals of image rhetoric such as subtraction, inversion, or acceleration, he creates artworks that question the schema that organizes human societies. 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, and Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse. 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. This year his work will be exhibited at Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Poligono Gallery, Marbella, the Brotkunsthalle, Vienna and Galerie Campagne Première, Berlin.