In his Lecture, Tarek Lakhrissi presents some of his works, show extracts of his videos and his practice in general, with a focus on his interest on magic and monsters. This lecture is a 'collage' about his current interests around old poetry as inspiration and the basis of his practice. This includes: Listening to experimental RnB as a way to feel world making and fantasy; getting inspired anti-heroes or villains from TV for drama; and trusting queer feelings and spontaneous connections as a work methodology.
Tarek Lakhrissi (lives and works in Paris) is a French artist and poet with a background in literature who explores sociopolitical narratives and speculative situations of transformation and magic through text, film, installation, and performance. Lakhrissi has been exhibited internationally at galleries and institutions including Palais de Tokyo (Paris); 22nd Biennale of Sydney (Sydney), Wiels (Brussels), Frieze (UK), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Hayward Gallery (London), La Verrière, Fondation Hermès (Brussels), Haus der Kunst (Munich), Auto Italia South East (London), Grand Palais, FIAC (Paris), Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris), Somerset House Studios (London), Fondation Lafayette Anticipations (Paris), Palazzo Re Rebaudengo/Sandretto (Guarene/Torino), Clima Gallery (Milan), Manchester International Festival (Manchester), Mostyn, (Llandudno), Tinguely Museum (Basel), HKW (Berlin), ICA (London), Shedhalle (Zurich); Fondation Ricard (Paris), Quadriennale di Roma; Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), High Art (Paris), Kevin Space (Vienna), L’Espace Arlaud (Lausanne), Zabriskie (Geneva), Fondation Gulbenkian (Paris), Veda gallery (Firenze), CRAC Alsace (Altkirch), Kim? (Riga), Artexte (Montreal), Gaité Lyrique (Paris), SMC/CAC; (Vilnius). Lakhrissi’s artworks are part of different private and public collections like Defares, Sandretto Foundation or CNAP. He is represented by Galerie Allen (Paris) and Vitrine Gallery (London/Basel).
The lecture will be held in English language.