Fatmi, Mounir
Born 1970 in Tangier, Morocco
Lives and works between Paris and Lille, France and Tangier, Morocco
mounir fatmi constructs visual spaces and linguistic games to explore power, politics and religion. His work deals with the desecration of religious objects, deconstruction and end of dogmas and ideologies. He is particularly interested in the idea of death in relation to consumption, which he applies to objects such as antenna cables, copier machines, obsolete languages or political movements. His videos, installations, drawings, paintings and sculptures address the current world events and bring to light human doubts, fears and desires. fatmi’s recent exhibitions include The Absence of Paths, Venice Biennale (2017); Al Musiqa, Philarmonie de Paris – Cité de la Musique, Paris; Newwar. It’s Just a Game?, Bandjoun Station, Bandjoun (2018). His work is held in collections including the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; and the Brooklyn Museum, New York.
mounir fatmi, Composition 13, 2012, collage with prayer rugs on canvas, 40 x 40 cm. Courtesy of Wilde Gallery.|Mounir Fatmi, Maximum Sensation 52, 2010, Skateboard and prayer rugs, 10 x 21 x 83 cm. Courtesy the artist and Lawrie Shabibi

Artists 2016