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 current world events and bring to light human doubts, fears and desires. fatmi has participated in the two Venice Biennials, amongst numerous others globally. Recent solo exhibition include The Human Factor, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo (2018), amongst others within the gallery sphere and participating in over forty group shows worldwide in 2019 alone. 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, Propaganda, 2017, VHS tapes, 87 x60 x6 cm, Edition of 25, Courtesy of Wilde