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

    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

    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.