Youness Atbane 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 programmes 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 Casa Encendidia in Madrid, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, the parallel project in the Venice Biennal in 2011, The Talmart gallery in Paris in, Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art Mohammed VI in Rabat, the Marrakech Biennale 14 & 16, the Ostrale Biennal in Dresden and recently Headland center for the arts in San fransisco and Massmoca Museum in Massachusettes.
My artistic interest focuses on the idea of exploiting new procedures of research in mouvement in relation to identity and questioning the methods of transmission of knowledge. Primarily we realize that in this period of intense traffic of artistic forms in the world, and with the arrival of the new technologies, the body - not taking into consideration the environment of evolution - can be the mainspring of clarification of the sense in a cultural diversity. we wish to share many questionings which concern essentially the reality, the absurd and the detornement of consciousness through the process of identification. It is a question of deepening and opening these notions through the meetings and the artistic exchange which would allow as to translate a comment into a proposition
Atbane Youness visual artist / choreographer
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