The work of Yto Barrada reflects the particular situation of her hometown, Tangier, Morocco, at the intersection of Arab, African and European cultures. The representations she builds through her meditative photographs, films and installations, heighten awareness of the shifting cultural, economic and political boundaries - including the urban and botanical - that map this territory. Extending her concern for the status of images in the context of postcolonial world, Barrada is the director and cofounder of the Cinémathèque de Tanger. Works by the artist have been on view at the Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco and New York), at the 2007 Venice Biennale, in Jeu de Paume, Paris, and other museums and galleries around the world.
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