Benbouchta, Amina
Born in 1964 in Casablanca, Morocco. Lives and works in Paris, France and Casablanca, Morocco
For several years, Amina Benbouchta has developed a body of work that is rooted in the exploration of the limits of painting, transforming concepts and observations into picture, sculpture and installation. The diversity of mediums she explores yields a full analysis of the complex social structure of contemporary life. In 2005, Benbouchta co-founded the Collectif 212, an organization dedicated to defending the emergence of a new phase of contemporary art in Morocco. After graduating in 1986 in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at McGill University, Montreal, Benbouchta attended various workshops of drawing, lithography and etching in Paris. Her work has since been presented in Morocco and abroad in numerous institutions and contemporary art events, including The Cairo Biennial (1993); The French Institute of Casablanca (1995); The National Museum of Women and the Arts (1997); Kerava Museum (2003); The Museum of Marrakech (2004); The Casa Arabe (2008); The Biennial of Alexandria (2009); The Art Fair Brussels; and Marrakech Art Fair (2010).
Amina Benbouchta, 'Chrysalis 9, 10, 11 and 14', 2015, Print on Fine Art Baryta paper, 24 x 16 cm each, Courtesy of the artist and Sabrina Amrani

Artists 2015