Artist Talk with Chourouck HriechHere and Now, a Poetic Urblandscape
A talk with Artport’s artist in residence at the exhibition “KEDEM-KODEM-KADIMA” at the CCA, in collaboration with The French Institute, Tel Aviv.
With the support of Fondation Jacqueline de Romilly under the auspices of Fondation de France.
Chourouk Hriech is a French artist of Moroccan origins, working primarily with monochrome or black and white two-dimensional drawings, as well as installations, videos and photo-montages. Her drawings create some spaces not by empirical reality, but, though many build upon recognizable elements of actual places. The often surreal nature of these images interacts with notions of mapping, mobility, social fictions and how humans can found some solutions for live into the contemporary world with the ecology, the architecture.
A large number of her drawings is dedicated to the city of Paris and the landscape’s mutation around the constructions of the Tramway.
Hriech’s work has been shown at institutions including: Mamco, Genève, Suisse / MAC VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France / 8ème Biennale de Shanghai, Musée de Shanghai, Chine / Kunstnernes hus, Oslo, Norvège / 9eme Biennale de Marrakech, Projets parallèles, Maroc / Musée d’art contemporain Marseille, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France / Cìrculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Espagne, Musée d’art contemporain et Musée Cantini, Marseille,
Born in Bourg-en –Bresse in 1977, she lives and works in Marseille, teaches drawing at the superior art school of Marseille.
Currently represented by the Galerie Anne-sarah Bénichou in Paris (France) and the Atelier21 Galerie, in Casablanca (Morocco).
The Center for Contemporary Art, 2 Tsadok HaCohen st. Tel Aviv
Monday April 2nd, 2018