Fatmi constructs visual spaces and linguistic games. His work deals with the desecration of religious object, deconstruction and the end of dogmas and ideologies. He is particularly interested in the idea of death of the subject of consumption. This can be applied to antenna cables, copier machines, VHS tapes, and a dead language or a political movement. His videos, installations, drawings, paintings and sculptures bring to light our doubts, fears and desires. They directly address the current events of our world, and speak to those whose lives are affected by specific events and reveals its structure. Mounir Fatmi’s work offers a look at the world from a different glance, refusing to be blinded by the conventions.
Modern Times. A history of the machine, 2009-2010
The Impossible Union, 2011
Survival Signs, 2017
Mounir Fatmi (b. 1970, Morocco) has participated in the 52nd and the 57th Venice Bienniale, the 7th Dakar Biennial, the 2nd Seville Biennial, the 5th Gwangju Biennial, the 10th Lyon Biennial, and the 5th Auckland Triennial. Recent solo exhibitions include Spot On: Mounir Fatmi, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany; Permanent Exiles, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland; Darkening Process, The MMPV Museum, Marrakech, Morocco. (text & courtesy Jane Lombard Gallery)