Yto Barrada, ‘"Aquariums for Sale on a Rainy Day, Tangier" for Parkett 91’, 2001, Parkett

Signature: signed and numbered certificate

Image rights: ©Parkett Publishers and the artist

Travelling museum exhibition (Kanazawa, Singapore, Seoul, Beijing, Taipei et al.)

Parkett 91 features 3 in-depth texts on Yto Barrada.
See also Parkett's catalogue raisonné for full documentation.

About Yto Barrada

Despite also working in sculptural installations and increasingly in film, Yto Barrada describes herself as primarily a photographer. For her well known series “A Life Full of Holes: The Strait Project” (1998-2003), Barrada photographed the Strait of Gibraltar and life (domestic scenes, construction sites, natural landscapes, urban environments) on its Moroccan side. Her focus on holes, ditches, and impassable roads symbolizes the obstacles faced by Africans who wish to enter Europe. Plate Tectonics (2004), a wooden model of the world with movable continents, similarly focuses on the divides between continents. Barrada’s interest in geographic borders stems from personal history—she was born and raised in France to Moroccan parents and studied in Tangier, Paris, and New York, acutely aware that her dual citizenship endows her with the rare freedom of mobility.

French-Moroccan, b. 1971, Paris, France, based in Tangier, Morocco