“Mission Teens”, the latest in the series of Wavelength lectures, will take place on November 10 at 8pm Doha time.
Date: Tuesday, November 10 at 8pm
Free and open to all.
“Mission Teens”, the latest in the series of Wavelength lectures, will be given by Meriem Bennani on November 10 at 8pm Doha time.
The moderator will be Hadeer Omar, Assistant Professor at VCUarts Qatar's Art Foundation program.
In her lecture, Bennani will talk about her film “Mission Teens”, and her path from graduation to her international career.
Mission Teens, which was shown at the 2019 Whitney Biennale, and at Fondation Louis Vuitton, explores the subject of the post-colonial French-Moroccan relationship. Bennani told Art21 that, "The subject of Mission Teens is the French-speaking culture in Morocco.”
Bennani, who is represented by Signal Art Gallery in New York, mixes reality TV, advertising, documentaries, phone footage, and high-end commercial aesthetics to explore the potential of storytelling through magical realism and humor. Her work spans video, animation, sculpture, drawing, and installation.
Meriem received her BFA from Cooper Union, New York in 2012, and her MFA from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris in 2011.
Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at C L E A R I N G New York; The Kitchen, New York; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Art Dubai; MoMA PS1, New York; and SIGNAL, Brooklyn.
Her work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including Whitney Biennial, New York; Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Geneva / Turin; Public Art Fund, New York; Shanghai Biennale; Jewish Museum, New York; Saatchi Gallery, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
Meriem Bennani’s work is part of the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris; Fondation Cartier, Paris; Kadist Foundation, Paris; FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims and FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris.
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