Yassine  Balbzioui

Yassine Balbzioui

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Born in 1972

Lives & works in Marrakesh, Morocco

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Cotation : 10 400€ - 2017/12/13 - PIASA, Art contemporain africain, Paris, France

Collected by museums and foundations : MACAAL - Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden


Presentation of the artist

Yassine Balbzioui, was born in Morocco in 1972 and lives and works in Marrakesh. Balbzioui holds a Master of Fine Arts, from the School of Fine Arts in Casablanca, Morocco (1996) and Superior National Diploma ART and MEDIA from the School of Fine Art in Bordeaux, France (2001). His work plays with conventions and shifts between media. The mask is a recurrent theme that has always fascinated Balbzioui and played a major role in his work. According to him, society is often based on appearances.

His works continually lead the viewer to question the notions of sincerity and hypocrisy or truth and lies. It is hard to miss the absence of the human face in Yassine’s work; as the paintings are marked with animals and birds, often referring to bestiary, representing stories or scenes depending on the characteristics of the animals; and their similarities to human habits and characteristics.

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Nationality : Morocco

Painting Sculpture Drawing Performances Contemporary Art

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1972

Born in Marrakesh, Morocco

Education

2001

Berkeley University, « Education abroad program », United States

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2000

DNSEP, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, France

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1996

Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Casablanca, Morocco

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Solo exhibitions & presentations

2019

Mad, Solo show, Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth, Germany

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2018

Half flying, solo show, Kristin Hjellegjerde galerie, Berlin, Germany

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2016

Splash… (solo show), Galerie Shart, Casablanca, Morocco

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2015

Utopia (solo show), Trident space and Kalakriti Gallery, Hyderabad, India

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2014

Pêche du jour (solo show), Institut français de Rabat, Morocco

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Residencies

2018

TheMAtter, résidence croisée avec Amadou Sanogo, Dakar, Senegal.

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2018

Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany.

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2018

Résidence Méditerranée, Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France

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2017

L’Appartement 22, avec Badr El Hammami, Rabat, Morocco

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2016

Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France

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Group exhibitions & fairs

2019

Kubatana, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratoriun, Norway

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2019

Ultrasanity, chapter 2 Invocations, Savvy contemporary, Festival Gnaoua, Essaouira, Morocco

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2019

Blue note, Espace Atrium, Casablanca, Morocco

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2018

Comptoir des Mines Galerie, Marrakesh, Morocco.

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2018

Dak’Art Biennale, 13ème Biennale de l’art contemporain africain, Dakar, Senegal.

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2018

One sentence exhibition, curated by Lotte Arndt, Kadist Foundation online.

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2018

The Black Sphinx II, From Morocco to Madagascar, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy.

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2018

The Black Sphinx II, From Morocco to Madagascar, Primae Noctis, Lugano, Switzerland.

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2018

AKAA, Artfair – Kristin Hjellegjerde galerie, Paris, France

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2017

Emoi-Autobiographie d’une collection, MACAAL Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden, Marrakesh, Morocco.

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