Lives & Works in Marrakech, Morocco
The art of Yassine Balbzioui has developed around different axes. Primarily a painter and draughtsman, but also a performer, Balbzioui has developed a neo-expressionist approach to his work. His art functions as a production of great formal and semantic richness in which the representation of human animality, most often under cover of the mask, intersects with the notions of derision, idiocy, and the grotesque. His theatrical work radically and systematically highlights the "spirit of seriousness" and strives, with an undeniable vitalism and raw energy that mixes art and life. Educated in Casablanca, Bordeaux, and Berkeley, Balbzioui has been featured in major venues internationally such as Marrakech Biennale 2014, Dakar Biennale 2016, 2018, and 2022, Manifesta Marseille, Karachi Biennale 2019, Savvy Contemporary in Berlin, Iwalewahaus Bayreuth, MMVI in Rabat, MACAAL in Marrakesh, CAPC in Bordeaux, and Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.
Yassine Balbzioui will be presented by MCC Gallery.