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Mounir Fatmi

1970, Tangier

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www.mounirfatmi.com

Mounir Fatmi (Tangier, 1970) lives and works between Paris, Lille and Tangier. He constructs visual spaces and linguistic games, dealing with the desecration of religious objects, deconstruction and the end of dogmas and ideologies. He questions the world and plays with its codes and precepts under the prism of architecture, language and the machine. He is particularly interested in the idea of the role of the artist in a society that is experiencing a crisis. His videos, installations, drawings, paintings and sculptures bring to light our doubts, fears and desires, they address directly the current events of our world, and speak to those whose lives are affected by specific events revealing its structure. Mounir Fatmi’s work offers a look at the world from a different glance, refusing to be blinded by convention.His work has been shown in many museums and institutions around the globe and his installations have been selected in international biennals. He was also shortlisted for the Jameel Prize of the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2013.