London

Younès Baba-Ali
Born in 1986 in Oujda, Morocco. Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium, and Casablanca, Morocco
Younes Baba-Ali’s practice takes its roots in new technology and experiments with sound, video, photography and installation. With unremitting exhaustion in tackling issues of political identity and nationalism, his work operates within the framework of guerrilla tactics and strategies. Exploring the current thresholds between identity, concepts of post-ethnicity and plurality, his works suggest a re-appropriation of the real, where the artist partakes in astute observations of intersecting meanings, and where socio-anthropological concerns form a dialogue with the developing cultural continent. His work has been exhibited in solo presentations at the WRO Art Center in Wroclaw, Poland, and Arte Contemporanea in Brussels, Belgium. Baba-Ali has been featured in a number of group exhibitions including the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (MuCEM) in Marseille, France; Dak’Art, the Biennial of the Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Senegal; and the 4th edition of the Marrakech Biennale in Morocco.
'Hands-free kit #2', 2014. Digital print on Baryta Paper mounted on Dibond, edition of 5 + 1 A.P. 100 x 100 cm / 39.37 x 39.37 in. Courtesy of the artist and VOICE gallery