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Born in 1972 in Lyon, lives and works in Lyon.

 

Trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyon as well as in alternative arts and live performances, the visual artist readily lends herself to the game of performance, a practice she has kept from her years as an actress in Ariane Mnouchkine's troupe.

 

As a performer, video artist and visual artist, M'barka places her body at the centre of her artistic reflection. She constantly questions contemporary society, preconceptions, traditions and the formatting of thought. The artist is interested in her Tunisian roots and does not hesitate to stage her family, particularly in her video work.

 

M'barka draws. She fills in notebooks with shapes from her imagination and magazine images that she collects. Exquisite cadavers that mix and overlap without an imposed narrative. M'barka's compositions question the notion of space and offer a gentle reflection on our times.

 

The works she presents at the gallery are photographs from the video Now I'm White. In it, the artist questions the place of the black body by drawing inspiration from the practice of "blackface" and the minstrel shows, the racist spectacles of the 19th century. The images she draws from them take us to another imagination, another history.

 
M'BARKA AMOR

 
 
 

CURRICULUM VITAE

SOLO SHOWS

2020

A Fleur de Peau, Now I'm White, Manufacture des Tabacs, Université Lyon III – France

A perte de vue, « Journée Mondiale de la culture Africaine et Afrodescendante », Maison des Étudiants de la Métropole de Lyon – France

 

2019

C'est Beau la Campagne, La MAPRAA, Maison des Arts Plastiques et Visuels Auvergne Rhône- Alpes, Lyon – France

 

2017

Phénomènes Visibles, Galerie La MéduZe, Lyon – France

 

2016

Faim du Monde, Espace Cuba, Lyon – France

2014

Une Aventure Ici, Créafactory, Agence Événementiel Friche Les tanneries, Lyon – France

2013

Paris, Berlin, New York..., Galerie Test du Bailler, Lyon – France 

2008

Kiss Me, Galerie Zoppa, Lyon – France

GROUP SHOWS

2020

Galeristes, 31 PROJECT, Paris – France

Small, 31 PROJECT, Paris – France

Messe pour le temps présent, variations (Curated by Charlotte Lidon), 31 PROJECT, Paris - France

 

2018

Pour en Finir Avec, Les Transversales, Chapelle des Cordeliers, Crest – France

 

2015

#EXPÉRIENCE 1, Le Percolateur, Friche Les tanneries, Lyon – France 

WORKSHOPS

2019

Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, Là où les eaux se mêlent, curated by the Palais de Tokyo under the direction of Yoann Gourmel, visual artist 

University of Lyon III, Manufacture des Tabacs, Masterclass and performance work on identity and skin colour in connection with the exhibition Now I'm White/ A Fleur De Peau 

2018

Fondation Albert Gleizes/Moly-Sabata, Exposition Glaise Rousse – Curated by Joël Riff visual artist

 

2014 /2018 

Centre d'Art Contemporain " La Halle des Bouchers ", Direction Marc Bembekoff, visual artist and cultural mediator 

EDUCATION

2010/2013

Médiation culturelle Art Contemporain, Lyon 

1997

Formation de l’acteur– Compagnie Théâtre du Soleil, Ariane Mnouchkine, Paris 

1994 - 1997

Formation- École Nationale Supérieur d’Art Dramatique, Lyon 

 

1990 - 1993

DNAP, ENSBA, Lyon 

 

 

WITH 31 PROJECT

PUBLICATIONS

Messe pour le temps présent, variations

EXPOSITIONS

2020

SMALL, group show

Messe pour le temps présent, variations, group show

FOIRES

2020

Galeristes, group show