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

 

Trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyon and in alternative artistic circles and performing arts, the visual artist takes pleasure in experimenting with 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 Amor places her body at the centre of her artistic research. She constantly questions contemporary society, preconceptions, traditions and the standardization 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 Amor also draws. She fills in notebooks with shapes from her imagination and images from magazines that she collects. Exquisite cadavers that mix and overlap without any predefined narrative. M'barka's compositions question the notion of space and offer a gentle reflection on our times.

 

In the series Now I'm White, 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's work has been shown mainly in galleries and fairs in Paris and Lyon. In 2021, she has been invited by the Fondation H in Paris for a retrospective exhibition of her work. 

 
 
 

CURRICULUM VITAE

SOLO SHOW

2021
Démêle, Discipline et Nourrit Intensément, Fondation H, Paris - FR

Souplesse, Éclat et Volume, Regard SUD, Lyon - FR
 

2020
A Fleur de Peau, Now I'm White, Manufacture des Tabacs, Université Lyon III

Terre, Ciel et Plastique« Journée Mondiale de la culture Africaine et Afrodescendante » Collectif Makeda Saba, Métropole de Lyon - FR
 

2019
C'est Beau la Campagne, La MAPRAA, Maison des Arts Plastiques et Visuels Auvergne Rhône- Alpes, Lyon - FR

 

2017
Phénomènes Visibles, Galerie La MéduZe, Lyon - FR

 

2016
Faim du Monde, Espace Cuba, Lyon - FR

 

2014
Une Aventure Ici, Créafactory, Agence de Scénographie, Lyon - FR


2013
Paris, Berlin, New York...4, Galerie Test du Bailler, Lyon - FR


2008
Kiss Me, Galerie Zoppa, Lyon - FR

GROUP SHOW

2022

Silsila, Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris - FR

"Je suis moi-même le soleil", (commissariat : Liz Gomis), 31 PROJECT,

Paris - FR

2021

Utopies performatives, Cité internationale des arts, Paris - FR
Artorama, 31Project, Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille - FR
A Gorge Rompue, GrrrndZero, Vaulx en Velin, Lyon - FR
 

2020
Messe pour le Temps Présent, Variations, 31Project, Paris - FR
 

2018
Pour en Finir Avec, Les Transversales, Chapelle des Cordeliers, Crest
 

2015
#Expérience1, Le Percolateur, Friche Les tanneries, Lyon - FR

AWARD

2021

Finalist for the Émergences Prize, Scam, CENTQUATRE, Paris - France

RESIDENCY

2022
4 au 31 juillet 2022, Des Apparences aux Origines, projet vidéo performatif, Le Centquatre, Paris - FR

2019 - 2020
1er septembre au 1er mars, travail performatif les identités et enjeux sociaux en lien avec l’exposition personnelle A Fleur de Peau, Now I'm White
Université Lyon III, Manufacture des Tabacs

VISITING ARTIST
2019

Visiting artist for Là où les eaux se mêlent, Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Curated by Palais de Tokyo under the direction of Yoann Gourmel

 

EDUCATION

2021
DNSEP option art - master 2 - Félicitations du Jury, Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon - FR


2010/2013
BPJEPS Cultural Mediator Art Contemporain, Théâtre du Mouvement,

Lyon - FR


1997
Formation de l’Acteur, Compagnie Théâtre du Soleil, Ariane Mnouchkine, Paris - FR

CULTURAL MEDIATOR
2018

Cultural mediator for the exhibition Glaise Rousse, Fondation Albert Gleizes/Moly-Sabata, curated by Joël RiI, artistic direction by Pierre David


2014/2018
Centre d’Art Contemporain « La Halle des Bouchers » directed by Marc BembekoI

 

WITH 31 PROJECT

FAIRS

2021

ART-O-RAMA, Marseille

2020

Galeristes, Paris

EXHIBITIONS

"Je suis moi-même le soleil"

SMALL

Messe pour le temps présent, variations