© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Mazen Saggar - 2013
Mohamed Bourouissa

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Mazen Saggar - 2013

Mohamed Bourouissa

Born in 1978, in Blida (Algeria)

Lives and works in France 

Recognised in 2007-2008 for his series of photos of the suburbs, Mohamed Bourouissa deconstructs the media’s conventions of representation.

Scenes of riots re-enacted by their protagonists, images filmed using a mobile phone smuggled to a prison inmate, or with hidden cameras given to cigarette sellers in Barbès, Paris: the artist uses every type of image, giving the initiative to those who are usually deprived of it. He is less interested in documenting reality than in highlighting new stories.

Selected Bibliography

Jauffret, Magali ; Morey, Viviane S. Mohamed Bourouissa : Temps mort. First Edition. Paris : Etudes books, 2014. (Etudes books n°7). 

Ihler-Meyer, Sarah ; Torgoff, L-S, « Mohamed Bourouissa : Galerie Edouard Manet / 13 septembre - 10 novembre 2012 »,  Art press, n° 396, p. 24, janvier 2013, 1 p.

Bourouissa, Mohamed. Les refus. Trézélan : Filigranes éd., 2012. 

Bourouissa, Mohamed. Rip. Trézélan : Filigranes éditions ; Paris : PMU : Le Bal, 2011. 

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