Curated by Roberta Tenconi / September 2020 – January 2021
The works of the French-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa (Paris, 1985; lives and works in Paris) revolve around an in-depth research into the relationship between moving images, sound, installation, and sculpture, to create immersive environments of which the viewer’s gaze constitutes an integral part. His installations include various materials and techniques, and they often contain exposed technological components and digital devices they are made of, with explicit references to the contemporary subculture.
This exhibition is the artist’s first solo show in Italy and brings together a rich selection of works, including films, installations, and sculptures. The presence of sound and moving images, along with the stratification of objects arranged in the environment, contribute to the emergence of narratives in which visual culture and pop references are interwoven.
The institutions that have hosted his solo shows include Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt (2018); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018 and 2012); K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai, MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016); Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin (2015); Banff Centre, Banff, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2014); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2013); New Museum, New York (2011). His works have also been presented in major group exhibitions, among which the Biennial of Moving Images, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva (2018 and 2007); Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne (2017); Taipei Biennale, Shanghai Biennale (2014); 12th Lyon Biennale, 55th Venice Biennale (2013); 54th edition of the London Film Festival, London, Manifesta 8, Murcia (2010); Prague International Triennial of Contemporary Art, Prague (2008).