Youness Atbane

Choreographer & Visual artist


Youness Atbane currently lives and works between Casablanca and Berlin. His artistic practice is based on his critical relationship to the field of art, its actors and its geopolitics. Atbane pursued a range of different programmes and gained artistic experience in the fields of performance and visual art in France, Morocco, Belgium and Spain.

In 2008, he took part in the Master performing art program “EX E.R.CE08” at the CCN of Montpelier. He graduated with an MA in Art, Literature and Museology from the University of Nice in 2010.

His practice critically combines the following three aspects: live performance as a space of reflection, installation making as an outcome of the performance act, and photography and drawing as an archive. All three areas are perceived to be interconnected and interdependent. The exploratory nature of his work brings together performative and narrative practices and thus reveals both discursive and formal qualities.

Atbane Youness has exhibited his installations and performances at Casa Encendidia in Madrid, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, the parallel project in the Venice Biennale in 2011, The Talmart gallery in Paris in Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art Mohammed VI in Rabat, the Marrakech Biennale 14 & 16, the Ostrale Biennal in Dresden and recently Headland center for the arts in San fransisco and Massmoca Museum in Massachusettes.

Previous Work:

– The Second Copy 2045 (2016)

– The Architectes (2017)

– The Work Is All The Time In Progress (2018)


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