Born in Casablanca in 1975, lives and work in Paris

Bouchra Khalili has devoted herself to video work, both in single channel and installation form, since 2002. Her videos explore the Mediterranean area seen as a territory dedicated to a wandering, nomadic existence. She documents the places she passes through, their images and the images they generate. Khalili produces representations of these spaces’ mental dimension by placing them in an unusual perceptive experience, thus testifying to the contemporary reality of emigration and its stories.
"The enduring image of a coast, a seam, the line between land and sea, is everywhere in the work of the Casablanca-born, Paris-based artist Bouchra Khalili. Virtually all of the videos, installations and works on paper that she has produced since 2006 explore a passage – across the Atlantic, around the Mediterranean, through the Bosphorus and the Strait of Gibraltar. (...) Khalili’s camera never seems to dock or disembark. Instead, it traces a seemingly endless architecture of transit and transience: ferry terminals, boat stations, customs houses, boardwalks, gates and fences." Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Bouchra‘s work has been widely exhibited internationally, among others in solo exhibitions at The Center for Art, Tarragona, Spain; Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels; Museum of Modern Art, Salvador do Bahia, Brazil; Edinburgh Film House; Caixa Forum of Art, Barcelona; Palacio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Group exhibitions with her work include Palazzo Enciclopedico - 55th Biennale de Venezia; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Yvon Lambert Collection, Avignon; Intense Proximity, La Triennale de Paris; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Videobrasil 17: International Contemporary Art Festival, Sao Paulo; Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates; Mapping Subjectivity, MoMA, New York; Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris; Sharjah Biennial 10, Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates; Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels.

Bouchra Khalili was awarded the DAAD-Artist in Berlin stipend in 2012.