mounir fatmi’s installations, sculptures, videos, photographs, paintings and drawings audaciously tease and confront proprieties. He questions, plays and provokes with caustic insolence, taking on notions of power, and all kinds of extremism; the religious, the political, as well as their means; architecture and media. He selects rather basic materials, often on the verge of extinction (as with the VHS cassettes and the coaxial cable), yet as seen with the saw blades or wooden horse jumps, they always elicit relevant connotations. Although aesthetically very seductive, mounir fatmi’s work offers a look at the world from another angle, refusing to be blinded by conventions.
mounir fatmi was born in Tangiers, Morocco in 1970. He graduated in Fine Arts in Casablanca in 1989 and in Rome in 1991. He currently lives and works in Paris, France.
mounir fatmi’s work has been exhibited worldwide, like at the Migros Museum für Gegenwarskunst, Zürich, Switzerland, the Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan.
He has also participated in several biennales amongst which ; the Gwangju Biennale, Korea, the 2nd Sevilla Biennale, Spain, the 8th Sharjah Biennale, United Arab Emirates, the 52nd Venice Biennale, Italy, the 10th Lyon Biennale, France, the Cuvée Biennale, Linz, Austria.