Mohamed Bourouissa

Artist, photographer, sculptor, director

Décembre 2022

Portrait de Mohamed Bourouissa
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  • San Francisco
"My project seeks to question our relationship with new technologies, the system of control, the centrality of power through migration and mass effects."

In much of my work, I question the relationship of authority, control, confinement and surveillance, while also taking an interest in the issue of migration. These themes are particularly present in my work: Temps mort (2009), a film shot with a mobile phone, in the photo series Shoplifters (2014), in Link (2019), a semi-documentary film on sex and new technology, or in Brutal family roots (2020) and Network (2021), a series of portraits generated by artificial intelligence. In my current projects, I use new technology both as a medium and as a subject. 


Mohamed Bourouissa studied at the Arts Décoratifs in Paris and then at the Fresnoy. Since 2002 he has been developing a photography practice, drawing, and creating video rooted in social reality.  By subverting the technical purposes of his chosen media—photography, video, installation, sculpture—Mohamed Bourouissa homes in on power relationships and the forces controlling our world. His works often engage with the way in which an image can be constructed in order to approach a situation or a political subject differently. Mohamed Bourouissa was born in Blida, Algeria, in 1978. He lives and works in Paris. 



In partnership with

KADIST Foundation

We believe contemporary artists make an important contribution to a progressive society, their work often addressing key issues of our time.

KADIST, a non-profit organization dedicated to exhibiting the work of artists represented in its collection, encourages this engagement and affirms contemporary art’s relevance within social discourse. KADIST’s local hubs in Paris and San Francisco present exhibitions and events, and organize residencies and educational initiatives, as well as producing projects online and via social media.

Concurrently, KADIST is actively establishing networks across five areas—North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia and Latin America—inviting new artists into the collection and initiating collaborative programs, especially exhibitions with museums of each region. Together, they aim at facilitating new connections across cultures and creating vibrant conversations about contemporary art and ideas.