The work of Hicham Berrada unites intuition and knowledge, science and poetry. His guiding principle is to make forms emerge, encourage them to appear rather than represent them. To do so, he uses scientific experimental method to activate different natural processes. “I try to control the phenomena I mobilize as a painter controls his pigments and brushes. My brushes and pigments would be parameters such as temperature, magnetism or light.”
Born in 1986 in Casablanca, Morocco, Hicham Berrada lives and works in the north of France.
His work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions at: the Louvre-Lens; the Hayward Gallery, London; the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw (USA); the Punta della Dogana – Pinault Collection in Venice, Italy; the Zadkine Museum, Paris, France; the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the Maubuisson Abbey; in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles; the Mac Val, Vitry-sur-Seine; the macLyon; the Fresnoy–Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing; the ZKM, Karlsruhe (Germany); the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt- am-Main; the ICAS–Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm and the Banco de la República, Bogota.
He took part in several biennials: Yokohama Triennale, Taipei Biennale, Riga Biennale, the Lyon Biennale; the BIM–Biennale of Moving Image, Geneva and the Yinchuan Biennale (China).
The artist has also presented several performances at: the Villa Medici and the Maxxi in Rome; the Abattoirs, Toulouse; the Mac Val; as well as during the Nuits Blanches in Paris, Brussels and Melbourne. He was in residence at the Villa Medici in Rome, and at the Pinault Collection in Lens.