Beaux Arts Magazine november 2014 issue p.140 Jeff Koons - Jeff in the position of Adam, 1990, 2014, Two censored pages from a magazine, 46 x 39 cm

Fayçal Baghriche


Born in Algeria in 1972, Paris-based artist Fayçal Baghriche grew up navigating between Arab and Western cultures, forming his artistic perspective characterized by the blurring of distinct cultural lenses. By illuminating the simplicity of movement and modifying image fundamentals, his craft creates a body of works that challenges the frameworks of society.

Baghriche's performances, installations and photographs emulate scenes from daily life, illuminating the stereotypes of both human conduct and expression. He introduces slight discrepancies to unveil the instinctive nature of language and behavior, distancing what is considered an ordinary reality. Calling upon poetry and humor, the artist shapes his practice by embodying a precise state of mind, which he aims at the stimulation of critical thought.

Baghriche received a Fine Arts diploma from La Villa Arson, Nice, a B.A. in Dramatic Arts from Sophia Antipolis, Nice, and an MA in Multimedia Creation from the National School of Fine Arts, Paris. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in France and internationally. He has participated in Brooklyn Euphoria, New York, and Dashanzi International Art Festival, Beijing. He has shown his work in Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany; Al Riwaq Art Space, Bahrain and The Museum of Modern Art of Algiers, Algeria. He was included in La force de l’Art in 2009, and took part in Nuit Blanche, Paris, and Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse. In 2010 he exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art Bordeaux, and Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence. In 2011, he was part of The Future of a Promise, at the 54th Venice Biennale.