Youness Atbane is Born in 1982, currently lives and works between Casablanca and Berlin. His artistic practice is based on a critical relationship to the fields of art, its actors and its geopolitics.

He began to follow different programs and gained artistic experiences in the fields of performance and visual art in France, Morocco, Belgium, Spain.

In 2008, he took part in the Master performing art program "EX E.R.CE08" at the CCN of Montpelier. In 2010, he graduates with a master in Art -Literature and museology- from the University of Nice.

His practice consists of three areas: live performance as a space of reflection, installation making as an outcome of the performance act and photography and drawing as an archive. All three areas are interconnected and interdependent. The exploratory nature of his work, which brings together performative and narrative practices; The nature of his work which shows both discursive and formal qualities.

Atbane Youness has exhibited his installations and performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, the parallel project in the Venice Biennal in 2011, Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art Mohammed VI in Rabat, the Ostrale Biennal in Dresden and recently Headland center for the arts in San fransisco and Massmoca Museum in Massachusettes. British Museum & Mucem in Marsseille

PRICE & NOMINATION

2018 ZKB ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PRIZE 2018 (ZURKHER KANTONAL BANK)

 

 

EXHIBITION AND SELECTION

 

2020

IPSA congress / Newyork

1:54 African Art Fair forum / Marrakech

Rue de la liberté - 1:54 Parellel project / Marrakech

État d’Urgence / Palace Saadi Marrakech

The hidden Thread - sculpture park Niroxarts / Johannesburg

 

2019

MUCEM Marssile / Les Rencontres à L’echelle

British Museum - Shubbak Festival - / London

Borther Where Beyond Solo Exhbition -Ltk4 / Cologne

Cornell University Ithaca Usa

African poetry - Compotoir des mines- Marrakech

Blue Notes - Artrium Casablanca

 

2018

Mare Nosrum / Comptoirs des mines- Marrakech

Akal / Carte blanche fatiha zemouri Galerie fondation CDG - Rabat

Asphalt Jungles / Art LAB BERLIN

Nuit Electronique / IF Maroc - Casablanca

Art et Football / Atelier 21 Casablanca

The Fictional Marrakech Biennal 2018

Crossing - traversée / Comptoirs des mines Marrakech

 

2017

Sundancelab program / MAss MOCA Museum - USA

Macaal Lab / Museum of african contemporary art - Marrakech

LTK4 Exhibition - Assistance Curator Cologne Germany

Arab art focus / fringe festival edinburgh

Res & Ref program kunstfestivaldesarts - Bruxelles

Airport Opening / FEZ Saiss Airport - Morocco

Génération Flash / fondation alliance - Casablanca

Footprint zero /fondation Tamaas Casablanca - Newyork

“Art contemporain marocain”, CMOOA, palais saadi Marakkech

 

2016

1.54 ART FAIR London galerie venise cadre

OUT OF B/ORDER Museum quartier Vienna TAnzquartier

“INTENTION”, Galerie venise cadre Casablanca

“Art contemporain marocain”, CMOOA, palais saadi Marakkech

“Not new know” Marrakech Biannale.

selected Moroccan video art la serre - Marrakech

 

2015

Saout radio selection " Gaythé Lyrique de Paris - France

Open House Studio 6 Headlands Center for the Art San fransisco - USA

Ostrale15 - Handle with care Dresseden -Germany

“Now”! Galerie culturesinterface galerie Shart Casablanca

 

2014

Le Maroc contemporain Institut du monde arabe à Paris

Boxes/Zones/Quarters - iRRi ART Casablanca / Rabat / Marrakech

Mix”

Openning exhibition / museum of modern contemporary art Mohammed VI in Rabat

 

2013

100 ans, 100 artistes, 100 œuvres

Espace d’art de la Société General BanK

Curator for Video art Selction

 

2012

listening session ‘Moroccan mix the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) England

L’Echo d’un cœur noir

( Amina Benbouchta) Galerie Talmart - Paris

PLPAC

Galerie de l’Institut français rabat

 

2011

Sympios is ?

MACRO musuem of contemporary art in rome - Italy

Angolazioni Urbane Venise Biennale -italy

La ville Ouverte Archi viterbo - Italy

PERFORMANCE

 

2020

Newyork times center

POC Alforville / Paris

 

2019

AFAC SUMMER festival

Shubbak Festival - / London

Roncontres choregraphique de Carthage / Tunis

LE TARMAC PARIS

Cherry at Space / ITHACA USA

18 Derb lferane

 

2018

arsenaallazarus Mechlen Belgium

Zurcker theaterspektakel

Fondamuntal festival Luxemborug

Arab art focus / DCAF festival Cairo

Moussem cities - Kaaitheater

TanzTage Berlin - sophiensale

 

2017

MAss MOCA Museum - Usa

Dancing on the edge festival - Amsterdam

Dansem festival Marsseille

Fringe festival edinburgh

summer akademie cologne

Les Transversales festival - vitry sur seine / paris

on marche festival/ Marrakech

 

2016

Festival Masaâ 2016 - Casablanca

Festival On marche - Marrakech

Headlands Center for the Art - San fransisco

Institut Francais de casablanca

Brouhaha -Espace khiasma -PAris

 

2015

Festival Masaâ 2015

Kulte Galerie

Hacking body - Galerie Culture interface

 

2014

Tatwek Berlin Germany

Festival Masaâ 2014

Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien berlin Germany

Institut Francais de casablanca

 

2013

festival mesdedanza Sevilla

galerie FJ Casablanca

Art-Lab I-Phonedoctor

Berlin Month of performing art in Berlin

Festival on marche Marrakech

 

2012 PLPAC Institut Francais de Rabat

 

2011 Galerie Bianca Viterbo - Italy

 

2009 Inpresentable Madrid spain

 

2008

Festival Montpellier danse

Festival Uzes Danse

Centre Choregraphique de Montpellier

 

RESIDENCIES

Camargo Fondation

Nirox Fondation Johannesburg

ltk4 cologne

Le 18 derb elferan

H2/61.26 Casablanca

Moussem nomadic art center

MaSS MOCA museum massachusttes

Kaitheater bruxelles

Cube Espace d’art _ Rabat

Friche la belle de Mai - Marsseille

HEADLANDS center for the art - San Frabsisco

Villa Romana -Florence Italy

Espace Darja - Casablanca

HomeBase Berlin

Goethe institut Rabat

Institut Francais de RAbat / Casablanca / Marrakech

Archi Viterbo - Italy

 

GRANTEE

AFAC 2018

ARAB ART FOCUS SUNDANCE LAB

Minister of culture kingdom of Morcco

AFAC 2016

 

 

EDITION & PUBLICATION

2019

Chergui By yvon langue et Soukeina Aboulaoula-Marrakech

2018

Casablanca Nide d’artistes par Kenza Sefroui, Malika Editions

Arrival City by Charlotte banks - Berlin

2013

PAS DE DEUX by / par Alya Sebti, Angelika Stepken - Florence