Bouchra Khalili will work on a video installation that takes as its starting point a forgotten part of the struggle for equal rights for immigrants in France.
Khalili is a Moroccan visual artist whose work investigates strategies of resistance developed and narrated by individuals, often political minorities. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Jeu de Paume, Paris, Secession, Vienna, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Pérez Art Museum Miami, and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, and has participated in major international exhibitions that include documenta, Venice Biennale, and Sharjah Biennial. She received Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, Ibsen National Theater Award, Abraaj Art Prize, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics Fellowship. Khalili is a professor of contemporary art at Oslo National Art Academy, and cofounder of La Cinémathèque de Tanger, a nonprofit dedicated to developing and promoting film culture in Northern Morocco.