Meriem Bennani, Ghariba, 2017.
Film still, 18 min 38 sec. Courtesy of the artist.
Meriem Bennani (b. 1988 in Rabat, Morocco) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Juxtaposing and mixing the language of reality TV, documentaries, phone footage, animation, and high production aesthetics, she explores the potential of storytelling while amplifying reality through a strategy of magical realism and humour. Her films, installations and immersive environments, question our contemporary society and its fractured identities, gender issues and ubiquitous dominance of digital technologies. Bennani has upcoming solo exhibitions at Fondation Luis Vuitton, Paris and at CLEARING, New York. Recent solo shows include Ghariba, Art Dubai, Dubai (2017); FLY, MoMA PS1, New York (2016); Gradual Kingdom, Signal Gallery, Brooklyn (2015); and Fardaous Funjab, Stream Gallery, New York (2015). She is currently showing in the 2019 Whitney Biennial and her work has featured in group exhibitions internationally.
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