The artist was born in 1970 in Tanger; he now lives and works between Morocco and France.
Exhibition at the CCC: “Walking on the light” in 2014. His work has benefitted from international recognition since the 2000’s. His multimedia work includes installations, sculptures, video, drawing, painting, and writing. caught between the western and eastern cultures, the artist developed a critical and aesthetic approach to art that goes against political, religious, or social dogmas. He challenges our contemporary world through the portrayal of its ambiguities, doubts, violence and paradoxes, beyond established codes and representations. His work, which takes the form of an immense network, involves many fields of knowledge, from science to philosophy and politics. The spectator is encouraged to read through the lines of the world from different perspectives, and refuse to be blinded by conventions.
Mounir Fatmi’s work has been presented in numerous personal exhibitions at the Migros Museum in Gegenarskunst, the Musée Picasso, La Guerre et la Paix, the FRAC Alsace, the contemporary art centre le Parvis, the Fondazione Collegio San Carlo… He also participated in numerous collective exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Brooklyn Museum, New York, the Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, the Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Moscow the Museum of modern art, Mathaf, the Arab Museum of Modern Art, and the Hayward Gallery, London.
His installations have been selected from within numerous biennales, the 52nd and 54th Biennale of Venise, the 8th Biennale of Sharjah, the 5th and 7th Biennale of Dakar, the 2nd Biennale of Seville, the 5th Biennale of Gwanju, the 10th Biennale of Lyon.