7 February 2018 - 20 May 2018
Moroccan artist Yto Barrada
is drawn to the narratives of the bandit, the magician, the underdog and the smuggler. Working across photography, film, sculpture, textile and installation, Barrada’s work explores the different strategies of resistance we employ to deal with everything from the mundanities of everyday life to shifts in power and migration. For spring 2018, Barbican Art Gallery has invited Barrada to create her first major London commission for the Curve.
Barrada was born in 1971 and lives and works in New York and Tangier, Morocco. She is the founder of Cinémathèque de Tanger (2006-ongoing), a cultural centre that occupies a renovated 1930s cinema in Tangier, which aims to bring together the local community and make accessible the cinematic history of Morocco as well as international film. Barrada was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2016 and was named Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year in 2011.
Part of our 2018 Season, The Art of Change
, which explores how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.