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Fayçal Baghriche

French-Algerian, b. 1972

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Fayçal Baghriche

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French-Algerian, b. 1972

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Fayçal Baghriche casts a critical eye on global cultures, focusing on the disparate perspectives of Western Europeans and the Muslim populations of North Africa and the Middle East. His artistic practice originated in performative videos, in which he used his still body as the centerpiece, contrasting it against the bustling flows and rhythms of his urban surroundings. In recent years, he has become more involved in making objects filtered through his French-Algerian heritage. His 2012 work Nothing More Concrete, composed of a towering wall of raw bundles of Gypsum board, considers the glut of construction in Dubai. Baghriche’s installation posits the material as both a sign of Western industrial influence and an indicator of Islamic design motifs, in the form of diagonal red, white, and gray lines adorning the work’s surface.

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Group show at a major institution
Hammer Museum
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Artforum, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Dak'Art
Biography

Fayçal Baghriche casts a critical eye on global cultures, focusing on the disparate perspectives of Western Europeans and the Muslim populations of North Africa and the Middle East. His artistic practice originated in performative videos, in which he used his still body as the centerpiece, contrasting it against the bustling flows and rhythms of his urban surroundings. In recent years, he has become more involved in making objects filtered through his French-Algerian heritage. His 2012 work Nothing More Concrete, composed of a towering wall of raw bundles of Gypsum board, considers the glut of construction in Dubai. Baghriche’s installation posits the material as both a sign of Western industrial influence and an indicator of Islamic design motifs, in the form of diagonal red, white, and gray lines adorning the work’s surface.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Hammer Museum
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Dak'Art
Articles Featuring Fayçal Baghriche
An Artist’s Explorations into Cultural Memory Come into Focus in Wake of ISIS Attack
Mar 4th, 2015
An Artist’s Explorations into Cultural Memory Come into Focus in Wake of ISIS Attack
Looking into the Fire: Fayçal Baghriche at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Oct 6th, 2014
Looking into the Fire: Fayçal Baghriche at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
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