Timeline

1971
Born in Paris, France
2006
Recipient Ellen Auerbach Scholarship, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin
2011
Artist of the Year, Deutsche Bank
2013
Robert Gardner Fellowship, Harvard University, Peabody Museum
Lives and works in Tangier, Morocco

Exhibitions

2014
Before Our Eyes: Other Cartographies of the Rif, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
2014
Casablanca Chandigarh, CCA, Montreal
2014
Private, Studio Geddes, Rome
2014
PARLE POUR TOI, Marian Goodman, Paris
2014
Colonia apócrifa, MUSAC Museo Arte Contempoáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
2014
Before Our Eyes, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
2013–2014
L’Œil Photographique, FRAC Fonds régional d’art contemporain Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand
2013–2014
An Album: Cinématheque Tangier, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (solo)
2013–2014
New Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2013
If You Were Here To Live Here, Auckland Triennial, Auckland, Australia
2013
Das Kind, die Stadt und die Kunst, Schmela Haus, Düsseldorf, Germany
2013
Here, Elswhere / Ici, ailleurs, Marseille-Provence, France
2013
Cross-border, Contemporary Female Artists from the Arabian Mediterranean Region, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Kulturfestival Frauenperspektiven, Karlsruhe, Germany
2013
Every Day Matters, Faurschou Foundation, Kopenhagen, Danmark
2013
Chandigarh Casablanca, Centre Canadien D’Architecture, Montreal, Canada
2013
FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
2013
Studio Fotokino, Marseille, France (solo)
2013
Provincetown International Film Festival, Cape Code, USA
2013
The Spirit of Utopia, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
2013
MUCEM, Marseille, France
2013
MAC, Marseille, France
2013
Bienniale Cuvée 13, Linz, Austria
2013
Ici ailleurs, La Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
2013
13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
2013
PRIVATE, Progetto di otto mostre, Studio Geddes, Rome, Italy
2013
La courte échelle, Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg, Germany (solo)
2012–2013
FICTION AS FICTION (OR A NINTH JOHANNESBURG BIENNIAL), Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa
2012
Riffs, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, Illinois, USA (solo)
2012
Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, Sweden
2012
Mobilier Urbain, Pace Gallery, London, United Kingdom (solo)
2012
Riffs, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK / Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA (solo)
2012
When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, USA
2012
Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographics in Contemporary Art, SFMOMA San Francisco, USA
2012
Mind the System, Find the Gap, House for Contemporary Art, Belgium
2012
Survival Techniques: Narratives of Resistance, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
2012
Intense Proximité, Photo Triennial, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2011
Riffs, Die Deutsche Bank präsentiert die Künstlerin des Jahres 2011, Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Germany (solo)
2011
The World Belongs to You – Palazzo Grassi – Francoise Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy
2011
You have been there – departs, bifurcations, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA
2011
Level 2 Gallery. I decided not to save the world, Tate Modern, London, England
2011
Until it makes sense, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France
2011
Mapping Subjectivitiy, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2011
Hauntings - Ghost Box Media, Kunstverein Medienturm Graz, Austria
2011
The Global Contemporary. Kunstwelten nach 1989, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
2011
ILLUMinations – Venice Biennale, Italy
2011
Riffs, Wiels Art Space, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2011
Yto Barrada: Riffs, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (solo)
2011
Plot for a Biennial, 10. Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates
2010
Play, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut (solo)
2010
Iris Tingitana, Centre de la Photographie Genève (solo)
2010
A Modest Proposal, L’Appartement 22, Rabat (solo)
2010
Nothingham Contemporary
2010
Studio Harlem New York
2010
Riso museo d'arte contemporanea della sicilia, Italy
2010
Tradition of Future - Future of Tradition, Haus der Kunst Munich, Germany
2009
Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden
2009
Disorientation II, Abu Dhabi
2009
MAC/VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain Val-de-Marne
2009
International Center of Photography
2009
AIM Festival Marrakesh
2009
Harn Museum of Art Florida Project Europa
2009
Musée national d’art moderne/Centre Pompidou, Paris
2009
San Francisco MoMA, USA
2009
Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
2009
Yto Barrada & Hala Elkoussys, Göteborgs Konsthall, Sweden (solo)
2008
Passageworks, curated by Tara Mc Dowell, MOMA San Francisco, USA
2008
Éclats de frontières, Frac P.A.C.A Marseille, France
2008
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
2008
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
2008
Réflechir le Monde, Centrale Electrique, Bruxelles
2008
Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
2008
Snap judgements, Memphis Brooks Art Museum, Memphis, USA
2008
University of California Art Gallery, San Diego, USA
2008
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2008
Mediterraneo 2008, Perna Foundation, Ravello
2007
Venice Biennale
2007
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva
2007
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
2007
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis
2007
Galerie Polaris, Paris (solo)
2007
Galerie of Marseille, Marseille (solo)
2006
The Kitchen, New York (solo)
2006
Jeu de Paume - Site Sully, Paris (solo)
2006
Photographers’ Gallery, London
2006
Maghreb Connection, TownHouse Gallery, Cairo
2006
Africa Remix, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2006
Africa Remix, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2005
Meeting Point, Stenersen Museum, Oslo
2005
Premieres, MoMA, New York
2005
Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Center, Warwick (solo)
2005
Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool (solo)
2004
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Paris (solo)
2003
Galerie Polaris, Paris (solo)
2001
Galerie Delacroix, Tangier (solo)

Public Collections

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York , USA
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy
Cinémathèque de Tanger, Tanger, Morocco
The Walther Family Foundation
Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
Fonds National d art Contemporain, Paris-La Défense, France
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
International Center of Photography, New York, USA
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, France
Musée national d’Art moderne, Centre Paris, France
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Germany
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Tate Modern, London, UK

Literature

2013
Monograph published by JRP Ringier