artist nominated by Claude Adjil


1988 · Rabat, Morocco

Juxtaposing and mixing the language of reality TV, documentaries, phone footage, animation and high production aesthetics, Meriem Bennani explores the potential of storytelling while amplifying reality through a strategy of magical realism and humour. She has been developing a shape-shifting practice of films, installations and immersive environments, composed with a subtle agility to question our contemporary society and its fractured identities, gender issues and ubiquitous dominance of digital technologies. Bennani has a BFA from The Cooper Union, New York (2012), and an MFA from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Her work has been shown at MoMA PS1, Art Dubai, the Shanghai Biennale, The Jewish Museum and The Kitchen in New York. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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