Since 2003, Bourouissa has been developing a multidisciplinary practice rooted in social reality, working primarily with representations of a contemporary urban environment. This catalogue accompanies the Franco-Algerian artist's exhibition at the Barnes Foundation, which gathers his most significant works to date—including Horse Day, his first project in the USA.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition “Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders” at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, from June 30 to October 2, 2017.
Born 1978 in Blida, Algeria, Mohamed Bourouissa lives and
works in Paris. He studied photography
at the École Nationale Supérieure
des Arts Décoratifs (Ensad)
and in 2007 was awarded the Voies Off prize in
Arles for his series, “Périphériques”.
His work has since been shown in numerous solo and collective exhibitions
in France and across the world: at the Centre Pompidou (Hors Pistes
Festival in 2013), the Musée d'art Moderne of Paris, the Palais de Tokyo
the Palazzo Grassi – François Pinault Foundation in Venice, at AGO in
Toronto, the Saatchi Gallery in London, the Dublin Gallery of Photography,
the Museum of Modern Art of Istanbul, the Beirut Exhibition Center,
the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, the MAXXI in Rome, the New
Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of
Art, the SCAD of Atlanta, the Finnish Museum of Photography of Helsinki,
the Fotomuseum in Rotterdam, the Nikolaj Kunsthal of Copenhagen,
the KW Institute for Contemporary Art of Berlin as well as at the Berlin
Biennale, and the 54th Venice Biennale