Wednesday, February 21
Bar 6pm, Event 7pm
KADIST is pleased to present an experimental lecture and screening by Moroccan-born, New York-based artist Meriem Bennani. Bennani will present recent ideas and work, including Siham and Hafida (2017), a video piece that explores performance and femininity against the backdrop of social media and tradition. The artist often mixes the language of reality television, documentary, and fantasy to explore the perils and pleasures of storytelling in a hyper-connected world.
Bennani earned an MFA from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and a BFA from the Cooper Union in New York. Recent solo presentations include Ghariba, Art Dubai, Dubai (2017); FLY, MoMA PS1, New York (2016); Gradual Kingdom, SIGNAL, Brooklyn (2015); and Fardaous Funjab, Stream Gallery, New York (2015). Her work has also been shown internationally in group exhibitions including Commercial Break, Public Art Fund, New York (2017); Flying House, Shanghai Biennale (2016); and Reality Bytes, Frank F. Yang Art & Education Foundation, Shenzhen (2016).